Police report for October 2017

Traffic Contacts: 577
Parking Contacts:  44
Vehicle Inspections:  40
Vehicle Unlocks: 40
Crash Investigations:  17
Public Assists:  345
Assist Other Agency: 122
Crimes Against Persons Report: 12
Crimes Against Property Report: 36
Other Reports: 44
Arrests: 44
Warrants: 6
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges: 16
Crimes Against Persons Charges: 7
Crimes Against Property Charges: 8
Other Charges: 28
Animal Calls: 43
Total Calls for Service: 2336
*Total Calls for Service for the year: 20334

Training:

  • Our Canine Handler started his five weeks of training on October 23
  • Two officers attended the CIT training at St Pat’s Church. This is the training we want all Law Enforcement to have in Johnson County. (2X 40 hours = 80 hours). We send 2-4 officers to each training session.
  • Three firearm instructors went to assist ILEA for training their new recruits at the academy. NLPD will receive a $300 voucher for their assistance, which we can use towards future training.
  • Two officers attended week long Active Shooter Threat Instructor Class at the CR Airport (2X40= 80 hours).

Public Relations:

  • Officers attended the NL Library Waffle Breakfast fundraiser.
  • Officers partnered with McDonald’s for the National Coffee with a Cop day on October 4th. This is the second year we have participated in the national day and it was a success. Officers were able to reach out and talk with around 20 community members.
  • The Chief attended the Iowa Women’s Foundation luncheon as a representative of the city.
  • The Prescription Drug Take Back was held on October 28th at the police department between 10am-2pm. We received around 120 pounds of narcotics.
  • Officers assisted and participated in Liberty High School homecoming parade and 2 officers worked overtime for their Friday night dance.
  • Officers talked to a Girl Scout troop at the community center.
  • Officers stopped in for Haunted Happenings at the Community Center.
  • Officers attended Truck or Treating at the Community Center and handed out candy from the patrol car.
  • Officers handed out candy at the trick or treating event at Montessori School and for Halloween.
  • Planning for the Citizen Police Academy that will start in January.

Equipment: 

  • The canine has been selected and we will be ordering his custom vest from the kennel.
  • Process of ordering tactical gear, uniforms, ballistic vest and helmet for the officers joining the Johnson County Regional SERT Team.
  • We purchased traffic cones for our annual driving courses. We will be sharing these cones with the Streets Department.

Enforcement:

  • Officers arrested two teens this month who were responsible for vehicle and garage burglaries from two different areas in town. One of the charges resulted from evidence collected and received back from the DCI crime lab confirming the defendant’s presence at the crime scene in July.
  • A search warrant was conducted in Solon for unlawful use of a credit card and several items were seized.
  • Officers had several arrests (12) this month from driving offenses that resulted in warrants, barred, and revoked drivers going to jail.
  • Continued traffic enforcement around schools during peak times and speed enforcement on North Liberty Road.

Department Admin:

  • Canine Falco came home for a weekend visit and stopped in to the PD to meet officers.
  • All staff met with the architect to relay what program and designing features they would like to see at the new police department. This was over two days and covered the needs of the current department and a building for 10 years.
  • Budget planning continues for the FY 2019 year.
  • Completed final reporting for the Body Worn camera grant.
  • Completed the progress reporting for the federal government for the COPS officer position that we have.
  • Two officers, who were primary on the David Lee Court shooting incident, attended a critical incident debriefing. The individual took his own life.
  • Coordinated a quick notification system using the JECC WENS system, for a text message to all school administrators in North Liberty in case something we are working impacts their pick-up, drop-off or security procedures.
  • Held pre-qualification and interviews for the NL officers to join the Johnson County Tactical team. Two members were selected out of 5. Officers will start training with the group next month.
  • Started accepting nominations from staff for the Officer of the Year award that will be handed out at the annual Holiday party.