VPD PROGRESS REPORT #3

VALLEJO POLICE DEPARTMENT

PROGRESS REPORT:

Presented to the Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee

August 8, 2012

By Sergeant Did DeJesus, VPD

 

CAMERAS

Twenty volunteers continue monitoring the cameras and they have worked various shifts to cover our monitoring stations.

Communications Section:

  • Both Allen McFarland and Lester Flynn are moving along in their training quicker than expected and should have their training completed by September.
  • Nikki Yates was recognized for her diligence in researching a call that involved a missing person from another jurisdiction; it also resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle.
  • In the past 2 weeks, July 25, through August 7, 2012, our center has answered 7,193 (911) phone calls, which average out to be 533 calls per day, or 22 calls per hour. Note this does not include the numerous alarm, inter-agency, in-house and seven digit emergency lines!

Citizen Police Academy:

  • Citizen Police Academy #14 has begun with tonight being the first class. There were 15 citizens who enrolled and were accepted into this academy class.
  • Officers from the department will volunteer their time as academy instructors for all of the learning domains.

Volunteer Program:

During the past two weeks, the volunteers and Citizens on Patrol were actively involved in the following functions:

Here are the total hours for the COP/Volunteers for July11, 2012 thru August 7, 2012:

  • Citizens on Patrol (patrolling the city)   30
  • Non-Emergency Phone calls   65
  • Camera Monitoring   46
  • 290 Registration    35
  • Data Entry Assignments as follows:  Total:  59
  • Pawn Slip Detail   12
  • 211 Crystal Reports  12
  • Citation Crash Entry   15
  • Crossroads Entry for Traffic    20
  • Checkpoint 7/13/2012 -  24
  • National Night Out  -  12
  • VPD Vehicles washed and fueled   15
  • Administrative    80
  • Total Time:  422 hours

Crime Updates:

Over the past two week period, the Vallejo Police made 136 arrests for a variety of offenses, resulting in the apprehension of suspects charged in multiple shootings, copper thefts, assault with deadly weapons, prostitution, etc.

Crime Tips:

  • Confronting potentially violent suspect- Call 911
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Get involved in community forums like at the Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee and City Council meetings
  • Be alert when shopping, banking, getting Gas
  • Contact the police re 1037 activity (552-3285) or 911

Reminder: August 8, 2012 Public Safety Guest Speaker: Mike Rains will discuss Police Review

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