April 22, 1999

 

Gary D. Monson, Foreperson

Grand Jury

Santa Barbara County

1100 Anacapa Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93121

 

Dear Mr. Monson:

 

The Lompoc Police Department appreciates the work done by the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury during the 1998-1999 evaluation of the Lompoc Jail. I also appreciate the opportunity to reply to the Grand Jury’s report, specifically the findings and recommendations which address the Lompoc Police Department.

 

Regarding the Grand Jury’s Finding #1, I agree that our Department is in need of additional space. I have requested funds for an expansion of our facility, and this request is under consideration in the City’s current budget process. If this expansion is approved we will add approximately 780 square feet to our police station. This should solve our space needs for the next three to five years.

 

It should be noted that our jail space is adequate for our needs and should remain so for the foreseeable future.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

WILLIAM F. BROWN, JR.

Chief of Police

 

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