Police Reports for November 2020
Traffic Contacts: 136
Parking Contacts: 22
Vehicle Inspections: 12
Vehicle Unlocks: 21
Crash Investigations: 11
Public Assists: 274
Assist other Agency: 59
Crimes Against Persons Report: 8
Crimes Against Property Report: 15
Other Reports: 18
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges: 8
Crimes Against Persons Charges: 17
Crimes Against Property Charges: 3
Other Charges: 17
Animal Calls: 46
Total Calls for Service: 1504
* Total Calls for Service for the year: 19,055
- Members attended monthly training for canine, bomb squad, tactical team, and dive team.
- The Chief attended the 8th Annual Inclusion Summit: Rising to the Equity Challenge presented by the United Way. (8 hours)
- All staff completed online training for the administration of Narcan and the use of Stop Sticks to end a pursuit. (25 hours)
- DTF member went to Des Moines to practice safe entry into homes and team movement drills with the drug task force. (8 hours)
- Officer Monroe was sent home from ILEA to test online since the class members were exposed to a COVID positive student. She will start back after a 14-day quarantine.
- Officer Burma is completing his FTO training and will start his final shadow phase of the training.
- A sergeant is attending a webinar on dealing with toxic employees presented by Dolan Consulting Company (8 hours)
- Supervisors attended online training for EEOC grievances, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, use of force, and internal affairs. (20 hours)
- Members were asked to participate in the interviews for a Sergeant and Lieutenant for Coralville PD.
- Participated in the city panel and selection board for the NLFD Training Captain.
- Once again, we have asked staff to participate in the No Shave November Challenge. This is to violate policy by sporting facial hair while in uniform. The members donated $30 which will be used as a donation for the DVIP toy drive and for the PD sponsored Giving Tree program benefitting local families. This challenge has been extended to have a bright nail polish and if they have tattoos, they can sport them in the summer. For the Giving Tree, applications are available at several city buildings, the Community Pantry and at local schools. The tree is in our lobby along with a collection box for the toy drive.
- The Chief was requested to represent policing for the fall planning for the Kirkwood Criminal Justice Advisory board. This group comes together to make sure the CJ programs are in line with the future of policing.
- Allowed our training room to be utilized by a State agency working an investigation for social distancing.
- Held a meeting with Kevin Saunders, NAACP IC Chapter President for a complaint review.
- We continue to work on getting the patrol car that was crashed back into service by working with the other subject’s insurance company to repair and replace our vehicle. The vehicle was hit in the rear and several electrical items are located in the brain box in the patrol car. Equipment is being tested by Keltek to see if it can be installed in the replacement vehicle or if new components will need to be purchased.
- Purchased a recliner for our soft interview room area from McGregor’s as they were going out of business.
- Purchased a door mounted digital thermometer that will read staff’s temperature as they come in and out of the building.
- Had ICPD’s IT person install the software for traffic contact monitoring in all of the patrol cars that links up to our Calls for Service. This program was created to use with the Dr Barnum Study. This involved using the GPS coordinates for the stops.
- A replacement vehicle was marked and put into service.
- We were called about an armed robbery at an apartment complex. The victim was held at gunpoint during a person to person transaction of involving the selling of shoes. The suspect fled and was later located by an officer with the described weapon, by an officer. The property that was stolen was also recovered.
- Continue to receive and respond to several suicidal calls and welfare checks. One individual was found by the officers and revived. The holidays can be difficult for individuals, and with the addition of the pandemic, those feelings can be amplified. We encourage those who maybe having difficulties, to reach out to the many resources that are available. For example, the Johnson County Crisis Center has a crisis line that is available to everyone. That number is (319) 351-0140 and it is available 24 hours a day.
- Also, we have seen a steady increase in domestic abuse cases/no contact order violations. Besides 911 another resource is DVIP at (319) 356-9863.
- We would like to give a big thank you to Alliant Energy for the $1000 grant we received from them. The funds will be used for the automatic deliberators that are housed in cases at the police department.
- We would like to send a second big thank you to the Parks Department for installing a large decorative rock near our front windows to the side of the parking lot.
- Still working with the contractor to finish up the last-minute items at the new PD (shelving, north entrance, fencing in the sally port are some of the major items).
- Cleaned and removed all the department’s items from the old PD.
- The Lt and Chief attended a tour of the Access Center/GuideLink Center that is currently under construction. The tour was provided by the project manager and the new director. They hope to have a soft opening starting in February of 2021.
- Shift Bids went out to all members so the change in rotations will happen in January 2021 by union contract.
- Officers and supervisors also made recommendations for the 2020 Officer of the Year award.