Police report for November 2017

Traffic Contacts           410
Parking Contacts        42
Vehicle Inspections     26
Vehicle Unlocks          29
Crash Investigations   10
Public Assists 352
Assist Other Agency   102
Crimes Against Persons Report         16
Crimes Against Property Report         18
Other Reports 37
Arrests 37
Warrants         9
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges     18
Crimes Against Persons Charges      8
Crimes Against Property Charges      2
Other Charges            22
Animal Calls    25
Total Calls for Service 1,846

*Total Calls for Service for the year   22,180

Training:

  • The Chief attended 3 days of training on Planning, Designing and Implementing a new Police Facility (24 hours). It was presented by the International Chief’s Association and held in Dallas, Texas.
  • Officer Campbell completed the Canine Handler Training with Canine Falco. (160 hours)
  • Investigator completed two days of training on Conducting Background Investigations in West Des Moines. (16 hours)
  • Another School Resource Officer traveled to Las Vegas for a conference on school related issues for prevention and the law enforcement response. (24 hours)
  • A sergeant traveled to Uncasville, Ct for a Use of Force Summit for 3 days. This was presented by the Daigle Law Group who are experts in the field for policies, investigations, current legal standards, liability protection, recommended training principals and injury prevention. (24 hours)

Public Relations:

  • Active Shooter training and drills were presented to the staff at North Bend Elementary.
  • A safety presentation was provided to a local daycare. The daycare also generously provided a $100 donation to the K-9 program.
  • An officer taught a neighboring agency on tactical/combat skills (2 hours)
  • A firearms instructor assisted a neighboring agency for their instructor to complete their annual qualifications for handgun, shotgun and rifle. (2 hours)
  • The Chief and a Sergeant attended an open house at the Rape Victim Advocacy Program enter in Iowa City to meet staff and discuss our ongoing working relationship.
  • We placed the donated quilt at the Community Center for auction. The highest donation, $150 was received and the individual donated the quilt back to the police department. The second highest donor was contacted and he agreed to match the $150 bid and received the quilt. The department raised $300 for this item and would like to thank the maker, Patricia Fish, as well as the folks who donated to the canine program, James Hursch and Adam Olson.
  • The Investigator taught a 6th grade class how to investigate and collect evidence at a crime scene.
  • An officer presented safety topics to a women’s group at an area church.

 

Equipment:

  • All radars were calibrated and verified by an outside entity. This is completed annually.
  • Ordering equipment for the two officers that will join the Johnson County SERT team that include helmets, and vests.

 

Enforcement:

  • We responded to threats to harm students at the high school from an anonymous individual in a chat group. Officers investigated and identified the responsible individual. Charges were completed for Harassment 1st degree and Threats of Terrorism.
  • Officers responded to a home invasion/Robbery 1st degree on Sugar Creek Lane. The suspect was located and identified in a neighboring apartment and taken into custody.

Department Admin:

  • Accepted applications for the Police Officer Position. We posted for three weeks and ended up with 10 applicants.  We will conduct the POST/ written test and physical agility test next month for one position.
  • We have been accepting applications for the Annual Shop with a Cop program. We will select one child from several families living in North Liberty between the ages of 10-14 that are in good standing with the department. We will make our decision the first week of December and shop the following week. The money used for the shopping has been donated to the department.
  • Nominations were taken by the staff for the Officer of the Year award.
  • Canine Falco and Officer Campbell started working patrol together. Officer Campbell will start a Twitter account to track some happenings of a working police canine.
  • The Council approved for two Officers from NLPD to join the Johnson County Special Operations Team. This tactical team will be deployed for high risk situations like warrants, barricade or hostage situations and will be a great local resource.
  • We are still accepting application for the Citizen Policy Academy that will kick off in January.
  • All employees completed the employee engagement meetings with the City Administrator.