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La Verne Police Department has first woman chief

Colleen Flores is making history as the La Verne Police Department’s first female chief of police. She began as an explorer at the Upland Police Department before going to the academy to become an officer. 

Bridge would connect University, Gold Line with Fairplex

A pedestrian bridge above Arrow Highway in La Verne has been in discussion among city officials since 2003.

Los Angeles County Fire Department could take over La Verne Fire Department

The city of La Verne is considering giving up its locally controlled fire department and instead contracting with Los Angeles County Fire Department for the same service instead as a way of addressing staffing shortages and other problems that have impeded the La Verne Fire Department recently.

Council rejects free study

After the city council rejected previous proposals to consider contracting with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Councilman Muir Davis put forward a vote for a study – this time, one that would come at no cost to the city.

Firefighters’ suit alleges secret surveillance

The La Verne Firefighters Association, the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters union, is suing the city of La Verne, La Verne Fire Chief Peter Jankowski and Battalion Chief Michael Thompson.

City votes to change LVFD positions

The La Verne City Council last week approved a cost-saving measure regarding Fire Department staffing, over the objections of many who are afraid the change will diminish the safety of city residents.

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