Council backs Clausen for police chief
Following a lengthy discussion that saw the gavel crash at least twice, the Clearlake City Council directed staff Thursday to work toward the permanent appointment of Craig Clausen as the city's next chief of police.
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#1 Mar 8, 2012
Jeri had the right and the duty to express her displeasure and concern about Clausen being elevated to permanent Chief. She has experience with him as many of us have. She only asked that the process be opened to other candidates. Clausen did not want to go through the process probably because he would have easily been eliminated as a viable applicant based on his lack of experience not to mention his sullied past of beating an old lady in Lakeport.
Clausen is in the process of negotiating his contract. I would like to see a requirement that he live in the City of Clearlake. I doubt he will accept that as a condition. He and his wife have expressed that Clearlake is far below their status in life.
#2 Mar 8, 2012
When I drive through town all I see is a bunch of bums dealing drugs at Austin's Park. I see Clearlake in free fall decline and I blame the police dept. If you look back on the LCSO website you'll see the PD arrests are way down over the last few years. Most of their arrests are for warrants and drunk in public. It's because they have gotten rid of their good officers. They just appear to be going through the motions. I listen to the scanner and it's nothing like it was when Chalk was the chief and inspired the officers to do their jobs. I don't hear the car stops and I don't hear of them towing the scum bag's cars away. They send two or three officers to every call. It makes them sound and look like their scared of their own shadows.
If Dustin Wilson is the worst person Clausen can think of in Clearlake, he is really out of touch.
#3 Mar 8, 2012
You are talking about Dustin Wilson(Lake County's Most Wanted man)?
Council woman Spitler's son?
Quite the model citizen. He has a rap sheet as long as your left leg.
He is on the run and a "wanted man" by more agencies than just the CPD.
I don't know what your agenda is, but you are backing a losing proposition with this guy.
#4 Mar 8, 2012
My agenda is to have people realize the corruption in the police department. I want a town which I can be proud of.
Remember Clausen beat up an old lady in Lakeport not too long ago. His buddies saved him from something he should have gone to jail for. Instead, he kept his job and now he has been promoted. Screw up - move up. Thanks Joey!!!!
He thinks he is too good to compete for the chief job. It would be nice to have someone come in and look at the department. Can you imagine a professional administrator's thoughts when he sees the tremendously large (fat)leadership team.
What a tragic joke. I wish I could move out of here.
#5 Mar 9, 2012
Lake County It's not What you know it's Who.
#6 Mar 11, 2012
they are called "Useless" humans! On Medicaid, free food, you name it! Useless Human's should be placed on an island in Puerto Rico!
Yank them all even here in this area! Useless!
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