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Twin Rivers to get Sacramento police captain's help

SACRAMENTO, CA - Weeks after the acting Twin Rivers police chief resigned from the school district's police department, a Sacramento police captain may be moving over to help.

Twin Rivers Assistant Superintendent Tom Janis said plans are in the works for Capt. James Beezley, a 20-year veteran of the Sacramento police department, to join the district police department for a short term assignment; a lieutenant with Sacramento police may join him.

The school board requested the help.

"We welcome this opportunity to work with the Sacramento Police Department to assist us in this transition with our police department, so we have some leadership available to help us with our administrative functions," Janis said.

"We're in the preliminary discussions as to the number and duration of personnel needed," Sacramento police Officer Doug Morse said. "Both agencies have a common goal due to our overlapping jurisdictions."

Last month, acting Twin Rivers police Chief Scott LaCoss and a Lt. Mike Sales both turned in their resignation letters.

Sacramento police Chief Rick Braziel also said the Twin Rivers school district should disband it's police department and contract out with Sacramento police. He said that would save a million dollars.

The board has made no plans to move in that direction.

By Suzanne Phan, sphan@news10.net