Christine Thompson Park; Patrol Beat 96 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 9/6/12

Area: 
Christine Thompson Park; Patrol Beat 96
Recording: 

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Patrol beat 96 (Christine Thompson Park neighborhood) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 09/06/12. The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos. Commander Saundra Campbell, Sergeant Dave Farrow, and Officers Tami Martin, Carol McClanathan, Jason Kalinowski, Kirk Helgesen, and Dana Dingman also attended. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

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We presented a training session to the group, featuring the video “Shots Fired! When Lightning Strikes.” This dynamic video is designed to instill the survival mind set, and teach realistic strategies for dealing with an active shooter situation. Due to copyright laws, the attached meeting recording has been edited to remove the video sound. Discussion after the video is included in the recording.

Police Activity Summary:

452 police calls for service have been generated during the first half of 2012 in patrol beat 96. Historically, the average is 660 per year.

43 of the calls received from the beat in the first half of 2012 were for IUCR crimes. 51 were reported in all of 2011. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2007, 3,962 calls for service have been responded to in both beats; 398 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 10%. In 2012, we expect 66 IUCR crimes to occur in the patrol beat based on the trend established during the previous 5 years.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for a date in February of 2013. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.