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  1. Mark Deniz has been a member of the California State bar for over 11 years.

  2. Mark is involved with the San Diego Bar Association serving on its legal panel.

  3. Due to his legal experience Mark Deniz has the privilege of serving on several attorney panels.

  4. Mark Deniz is a top contributor on Avvo providing outstanding legal advice. Mark Deniz also serves on the Avvo Legal Panel. The only San Diego Criminal Defense attorney who is on the panel.

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    Mark Deniz has been named one of The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10” Attorneys.

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San Diego's New Top Cop's Big Choice: Crime Response or Crime Prevention

The head of Law Enforcement is such an important position.  People within most organizations take on the personality of the head.  

I have not had a chance to fully research the new chief.  However, San Diego police Department could use a little house cleaning.  There are hundreds of officers out of there every doing everything that we as citizens (and taxpayers) ask them.   Here is an article about the new chief.

The city of San Diego received international acclaim in the 1990s for its approach to policing, thanks to a method that focused on preventing crime and building community trust rather than just responding to incidents. Shelley Zimmerman, who is expected to be approved as the city's new chief Tuesday, knows about that legacy as much as anyone.

Before her ascension, Zimmerman served as assistant chief for neighborhood policing, a position created to manage the strategy, known as problem-oriented policing or community policing. That position saw her passing out candy at a Mount Hope YMCA's Halloween party and touting the number of community meetings SDPD officers attend.

Zimmerman's predecessor, William Lansdowne, focused on something else.

Lansdowne emphasized speedy response times. Under Lansdowne, SDPD analyzed a massive amount of crime data to deploy cops to probable hot spots. Lansdowne oversaw San Diego's lowest crime rates in a half-century, but also let some policies to prevent officer misconduct and racial profiling fall by the wayside.

Deciding which approach to embrace will be one of the biggest decisions of Zimmerman's tenure. Will she prioritize crime response like Lansdowne or crime prevention like the chiefs before him? (My old colleague Keegan Kyleshed great light on Lansdowne's philosophy and SDPD's history.)

Zimmerman was unavailable for an interview last week. A department spokesman said she plans to talk to the media soon. In the meantime, her statements on the department's community policing record don't offer much clarity.

Zimmerman responded to our 2011 piece on Lansdowne's philosophy in an op-ed. She called our assertion that SDPD had moved away from community policing a "bizarre conclusion" that was "fundamentally flawed and does not reflect reality." Yes, she said, the department had prioritized staffing patrol officers over community relations officers. But all officers had benefitted from 15 years of community policing training and community members had taken over the projects police officers used to lead, she said.

"The accessibility of our department has never been greater because the outreach today takes place throughout our entire city," Zimmerman wrote.

Just a little more than a year later, however, Zimmerman was saying something different. SDPD proposed a $50 million-plus, five-year plan to hire dozens of new cops and civilians workers and invest in technology and equipment. Lansdowne said the whole point was to restore previous reductions in community policing, which Zimmerman had argued hadn't been reduced. Lansdowne also called Zimmerman "the genius" behind the five-year plan.

In a July 2012 City Council committee hearing, Zimmerman said the effort would allow officers to be more proactive. She lamented that the department had fewer officers dedicated to addressing quality-of-life issues. And the community wasn't happy.

"We are getting an earful," Zimmerman said. "It's because we did have a prior level of service that the community and ourselves, we enjoyed. That wonderful working relationship that we have with the community. They're telling us, and each community is different, that we're not responding as quickly."

The full article can be found here.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at (858) 751-4384 or send an email to mark@denizdefense.com. 

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