CDCR Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) agents answered the call to help maintain public safety during this year’s California State Fair at Cal Expo. The venue draws over 600,000 visitors. While most are families with children, some fair attendees can instead be looking for trouble.
Capitol District Parole Agents Clint Cooley, Anthony Quintana, Antonio Torres, Michael McCowan, Ryan Murphy, Myisha Milsap, Bianca Ramos, Vanessa Sanchez and Frank Clay assisted the California Exposition and State Fair Police Department with their presence at the state fair.
According to Everest Robillard, Chief of Police for the California Exposition and State Fair Police Department, the agents’ assistance was remarkable. On several nights during the state fair, Capital District Parole Agents proactively assisted the police department with identifying parolees, known gang members, potential sex offenders, and others who were attending the fair to engage in criminal activities.
According to Cal Expo Police Chief Robillard, DAPO Agents were professional, proactive, and engaged in several enforcement matters.
The 2019 California State Fair was the most successful with the lowest crime rate activity in more than a dozen years, according to the police chief.
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