Coventry Estates had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 10/11/12. The meeting was facilitated by Officers Chad Tompoles and JR Nauseda. Officers Dion Snyder and Brian Carey also stopped in. Gurnee communications personnel Jason Shirkey and Wendy Mann also attended. A 35 minute audio recording of the meeting is attached. 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 teach members of the public realistic strategies for dealing with an active shooter situation. A 2 minute sample of the video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5aeNpWwECE4
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:
224 police calls for service have been generated by the neighborhoods from January 1st through August 31st, 2012. Historically, the annual average is 240. Three of the calls received from the beats during the examined time period were for IUCR crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.
Since January 2006, 1,682 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 47 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 2.8%.
In all of 2012, we expect 7 IUCR crimes to occur in the patrol beats 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 April of 2013; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.