My good friend, Captain Ian Schmutzler, of the Vacaville Police Department recently had an article published in The Police Chief Magazine. (Click here for a link to the article.) His article discusses the complex issue of mental illness and homelessness and how police are forming partnerships with community stakeholders to ameliorate this difficult and unfortunate situation.
Captain Schmutzler will be one of the guest speakers for my Financial Crimes class at the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School this coming Fall Semester. He will be speaking primarily on counterfeiting, identity theft, and the crimes that have been occurring since the legalization of cannabis because of the large amounts of cash involved.
On a personal note, I would like to recognize Captain Schmutzler for his frank and open dialogue when it comes to local police issues, as well as his forward-thinking and progressive approach to proactive community policing. Captain Schmutzler is considerate of alternative viewpoints, and he is very much willing to “think outside of the box.” Captain Schmutzler sets a very high standard at the Vacaville Police Department.