Police report for September 2017

Traffic Contacts 510
Parking Contacts 35
Vehicle Inspections 30
Vehicle Unlocks 29
Crash Investigations 25
Public Assists 369
Assist Other Agency 121
Crimes Against Persons Report 7
Crimes Against Property Report 35
Other Reports 44
Arrests 38
Warrants 11
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges 16
Crimes Against Persons Charges 5
Crimes Against Property Charges 5
Other Charges 26
Animal Calls 48
Total Calls for Service 2,385
*Total Calls for Service for the year 17,998

Training:

  • All officers attended in-house training for taser and Driving at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids. We completed this in two days. (168 hours)
  • The Chief and Lieutenant attended the Law Enforcement Leadership Education Seminar in Ames, presented by the Chief’s Association. Topics included planning for a Line of Duty Death. (16 hours)
  • One Sergeant attended a week long leadership course presented by the FBI in Marion (40 hours)
  • All officers completed the mandatory bi-annual firearms training in Cedar Rapids. This was also completed in two days for all staff. (168 hours)

Public Relations:

  • Officers attended the end of summer event/block party for Holiday Lodge Mobile Home Court.
  • Two officers volunteered their time to go and work in Anamosa, Iowa during the funeral of an officer that died in a vehicle collision while off-duty. This was requested so the Anamosa department members could attend the wake and funeral of their co-worker.
  • Officers attended the Doggie Plunge at the NL Rec Center. The Rec Center has graciously decided to make a donation to our Police Canine Program.
  • The Chief presented on current trends, issues and the history of the North Liberty Police Department to the North Liberty Unity Coalition.
  • Officers attended the NL Fire Department Dedication and our Police Chaplain provided the invocation.

Equipment:

  • The Canine vehicle was fully outfitted, marked with our decals, and had the windows tinted. We will be ready for next month’s training to start.

Enforcement:

  • A 19 year old was located and arrested for vehicle burglaries around Lockview Court.
  • We completed the press release for the assisting ICPD on locating robbery suspects and the self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a residence on David Lee Court, resulting in a death. The gunshots inside the residence prompted the call out of the Johnson County Special Response team to clear the scene.
  • We also utilized the services of the University of Iowa Police Bomb Detection Canine (& handler), and a bomb technician for a suspicious package at the High School. The duct taped box was concluded not be a threat by the teams and contained a marble maze inside.

Department Admin:

  • We attended the sendoff ceremony for the officer that will be deployed for a year.
  • We are planning for next month’s Coffee with a Cop at McDonalds on October 4th.
  • Budget planning is underway for FY19.
  • The Body-Worn Camera grant came to an end on the September 30th. The $14,910 of the 50% budget funds was withdrawn and we should have the new system up and running in a few weeks.
  • The evidence room was cleared out and letters were sent to all parties that could collect or pick up stored items. Items that have been at the PD for a year after notification to the owners, was properly disposed. We also completed the internal audit of the evidence that we have at the PD.
  • Working on the final draft for policy clarification to join the Johnson County Special Response Team. The legal team is working on the MOU between the joining entities. We have 6 officers that are interested. They passed the preliminary testing for the physical and firearms qualification. Next will be testing with Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and interviews with current team members to select two NLPD officers. We are still expecting to have the agreements in place and start training with the group by January 2018.
  • The Police Facilities Design Group was selected to design the new police building. Planning has started for them to come to meet with all staff for the programming design.
  • The Canine Handler went to the Canine Tactical to meet the dogs that were selected for NLPD. There are two dogs that are candidates. One of the Belgium Malinois is a clone that will be 8 months old when they start training and the other is a year old that was selected from overseas.  The handler is excited and said we will be happy with either one. The selection will be determined who imprints on the handler during the first week of training and his pick.  The officer will be gone for 5 weeks starting at the end of next month for training.