Police Report for October 2021
Traffic Contacts: 192
Parking Contacts: 35
Vehicle Inspections: 19
Vehicle Unlocks: 19
Crash Investigations: 39
Public Assists: 367
Assist other Agency: 131
Crimes Against Persons Report: 10
Crimes Against Property Report: 15
Other Reports: 17
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges: 14
Crimes Against Persons Charges: 6
Crimes Against Property Charges: 2
Other Charges: 4
Animal Calls: 66
Total Calls for Service: 1815
*Total Calls for Service for the year: 18298
- Members attended monthly training for canine, bomb squad, tactical team, honor guard training, and dive team. (56 hours)
- All sworn members completed 1 day of bi-annual firearms training and tactical medical training, as well as 1 day of taser, felony traffic stops, scenario-based training, and drive training at Hawkeye Downs. (336 hours).
- Two members completed a week-long training with the joint tactical team put on by a national recognized presenter. (80 hours)
- A tactical team member attended Shield training in Cedar Rapids (8 hours).
- Our Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was recertified in Des Moines. (8 hours)
- Chief attended the State Iowa Opioid Conference in Cedar Rapids (8 hours)
- The canine team attended training and was recertified (16 hours)
- One member attended free online training from the Homeland Security National Training program through Louisiana State University for site-protection and document inspection of terrorist organizations/threats. (8 hours)
- Our investigator attended training at MTTU-IV on Cyber-Bullying, and Sexting investigations through social media in Moline, Ill. (16 hours)
- The records staff attended the LE Admin Conference in West Des Moines. (16 hours)
- All officers completed the Visual Drone Spotter course online. This provides a second set of eyes for the drone pilot for any operation and for training. (23 hours)
- We hosted our first HS mini–Police Academy through Kirkwood Learning Connection. We had an 8-hour day planned for being a police officer and working for NLPD. (Topics included, drone, canine, field sobriety testing, drunk goggles, simunitions, hiring process, investigation, drug task force, tactical team training and hiring expectations).
- Officer Burma attended the City’s Halloween Walk at Liberty Park.
- Staff participated in a couple of Trunk or Treat events. One of them being the annual one put on by the city.
- 60 Pounds of Prescription Narcotics were turned in for the National Prescription Drug Take Back and properly disposed of by the DEA.
- Several Officers attended a meet and greet at Green State Credit Union and organized by Inclusive Cultural University (ICU) to foster better relationships with law enforcement. This event was very well attended by the students and area law enforcement. Thank you, ICU and Green State, for the invite and hosting.
- Worked the Light the Night event at Green State Credit Union. This overtime is paid by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
- Officers continued to work U of I sporting events and Liberty High School athletic and Homecoming events at their request. Overtime is paid by those entities.
- 3 Child Safety Seat inspections were completed this month.
- Joel Miller assisted with Bomb Squad training for University of Iowa Criminal Justice program at the Joint Emergency Communication Center.
- Ordered and received Police Wall Art, for the Law Enforcement Memorial, was purchased for our training room and a conference room.
- We are still finishing items around the PD. Last week we had the handicap button at the front door worked on. It had not worked consistently since we have moved in.
- We received 3 portable defibulators from a State of Iowa grant. These will be used for patrol purposes.
- Reports were filed for a couple of individuals who had their windows smashed, and purses taken while at Debut Dance. We were not the only area where this happened. Other departments in the corridor have reported similar activity. We are conducting extra patrol in certain areas and remind people to hide or remove any valuables.
- A vehicle was stolen from 3 Lions Drive and later recovered in Cedar Rapids. During the follow-up investigation, the defendant was identified and arrested. The vehicle was returned to the owner.
- Paid intern, Aubri Turnage, is continuing her internship through the University of Iowa. She will be with us until December. She has been helping with records as well as riding with patrol.
- Evidence team members organized evidence and obtained a destruction letter which is signed by a judge. This allows the department to remove and destroy narcotics related material. These cases, that involved drugs and drug paraphernalia, have already been disposed of in the court system or were abandoned property.
- Chief attended the quarterly Iowa Law Enforcement Council Meeting.
- Officer Justin Jacobi is halfway through his training at the police academy at Camp Dodge.
- Held a meeting with our Alliant Energy Account Manager and Tracey Mulcahey to look at our electric usage and making a change from the General Service Tariff to the Large General Service Tariff account plan based on our usage. This will result in a savings on our utility bill.
- Applications were dropped off at the NL Pantry and posted online for our first Thanksgiving Bountiful Feast event. In partnership with Z’s Catering, families can sign up for a free dinner for their family. Hy-Vee has also graciously offered to donate the rolls. Applications are being accepted until November 5th.
- We are still working with Global/Tac10 to get certified for National Incident Base Reporting System (NIBRS) submission. This is the old Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) submission. We need to have all 2021 data to the FBI by March 2022. Certification means that we will be able to apply for government provided grants.
- We were notified that we were awarded a grant that covers a portion of our bulletproof vests.
- Chief attended a close session with NL City Council to discuss the Union proposals and current trends.
- Chief is working on the FY2024 budget proposal.
- NLPD/Chief also hosted the monthly department head meeting in our training room on the topic of hiring and training police officers.