Reno Police Department Annual Report 2012
The Reno Police Department is nationally recognized as a model for Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving.
2012 Police Annual Report Reno.gov On my I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community and the agency I serve. honor Police department Reno is located in northern Nevada and is best known as a tourist location with a growing and diverse population and economy. The City of Reno Police Department (RPD) has an authorized staffing level of 302 sworn police officers and serves a population of approximately 225,000 residents. In addition, RPD serves approximately four million visitors annually. The Reno Police Department is nationally recognized as a model for Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. Our vision, â€œYour Police, Our Communityâ€?, exemplifies our commitment to creating partnerships with community members, local businesses and other agencies and organizations to make Reno a safe and pleasant place to live and work. The City of Reno Community Partnerships Collaborative partnerships between law enforcement agencies and the individuals and organizations they serve increase trust in police and help to develop solutions to problems. These partnerships can include other government agencies, community members, nonprofits and service providers, private businesses and media. Organizational Transformation Organizational transformation involves aligning organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving. Problem Solving Problem solving includes the process of engaging in proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop and rigorously evaluate effective responses. Rather than responding to crime only after it occurs, community policing encourages agencies to proactively develop solutions to the immediate underlying conditions contributing to public safety problems. _Foundational Values Mission Statement We are committed to partner with our community to create a safe city by providing the highest level of police services. Respect Treating everyone with dignity, empathy and fairness. Integrity Service that demonstrates honesty, professionalism, and dedication in all actions. Fairness Consistent, ethical and impartial treatment of everyone. Service Pro-actively respond to the changing needs of the community and department through open communication, accountability and professionalism. From the chief Letter It is the mission of the Reno Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence of crime and community problems, and to enhance public safety while working closely with our community to improve the quality of life our citizens and visitors deserve. Our mandate is to achieve this while demonstrating our Vision to be a Model of Policing Excellence and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Respect, Service and Fairness. This cannot be accomplished alone, but only with the support of a strong community and local government. I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year. I have seen the incredible hard work, sacrifice, and commitment you have demonstrated in recent years and know that 2013 will be another successful year for the Department and the community we protect and serve. Each and every year, we manage to build upon our successes and achieve results that reflect not just on the Department but the community as a whole. As the City of Reno continues to develop solutions for the financial issues we face, we have demonstrated our commitment to be fiscally responsible at every level of the organization while trying to re-grow our organization. Thank you for your commitment and leadership and be assured the safety of our community is a priority for the Reno Police Department. Take care and be safe, Steven Pitts, Chief of Police _Table Of Contents 6 Divisional Command Structure.............................................. Awards, Appointments, Retirements, Promotions...... Satisfaction Survey.......................................................... Patrol.................................................................................. K-9............................................................. CST............................................................. CINT............................................................ SWAT........................................................... CAO............................................................. DET............................................................. Honor Guard............................................. Traffic................................................................................. Regional Operations......................................................... GET............................................................. RGU............................................................. ROP............................................................. RSON........................................................... SET.............................................................. DEATF.......................................................... NNITF........................................................... Detectives.......................................................................... Solvability Factors................................ Sex Crimes Unit........................................ Robbery/Homicide Unit........................... Family Crimes Unit................................... Missing Persons Division........................ Financial/Computer Crimes Unit.......... Victim Services Unit................................ Special Investigation Group.................. Burglary Unit.......................................... Auto Theft Unit........................................ Crime Analysis Unit................................. Internal Affairs................................................................ SAVE........................................................... EOD............................................................. Training.......................................................... UCR Stats................................................................................... Crime Clearance Rates............................................................. 7 8 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 24 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 29 31 31 32 33 34 5 Divisional Command Structure_ Reno Police Department Divisional Command Structure August 2012 Chief of Police Steve Pitts Deputy Chief Tom Robinson Operations Administration/Support Deputy Chief Dave Evans Commander Shannon Wiecking Operations Commander Mac Venzon Support Watch Commanders Patrol Lt. Newman Traffic Regional Operations Lt. Dugan Lt. Rafaqat Detectives Bridget Pincolini Admin Services Lt. Larson Internal Affairs IA Strategic Planning City Council Liaison DET CAO K-9/CST CSO1 & CSO2 SWAT/CINT PTS/PTO Special Events SET RGU ROP RSON DEA Air Support RHU Burglary Fraud Sex Crimes Family Crimes Budget Evidence Payroll Records Grants Accounting Motors AI DUI Community Affairs SAVE Training Backgrounds SIG Bombs VSU Supply 6 _Reno Police Department Appointments,Retirements, Promotions, and Awards Appointments: Officer Salerno, Michael Officer Stockwell, Robert Officer Wilson, Douglas 05/04/12 05/04/12 05/04/12 Promotions: Commander Wiecking, Shannon Lieutenant Donohoe, Timothy Lieutenant Katre, Mark Lieutenant Burfield, Joe Sergeant Carter, Andy Sergeant Dye, Brian Sergeant Johnson, Trenton Sergeant Myers, KC Sergeant Thompson, Daniel Sergeant Lever, Joseph 08/30/12 05/18/12 07/13/12 09/24/12 05/18/12 08/10/12 09/21/12 10/19/12 11/02/12 11/16/12 Retirements: James Stegmaier Carlos Madrid Ronald Rosa Michael Whan David Della 7/25/88 to 7/20/12 1/30/89 to 9/6/12 9/26/88 to 5/3/12 3/18/91 to 6/28/12 7/8/85 to 12/27/12 Life Saving Award Officer Tom Alaksa Officer William Lynch Officer Alan Weaver Officer Steven Wozniak Chiefâ€™s Certificate of Commendation Officer Reed Thomas Officer Byron Cragg SPD Detective Tony Marconato Officer Derek Jones Officer David Payne Officer Adam Jackins Officer Paul Villa Officer Steven Mussell Officer Brian Adamson Officer Justin Bradley Officer Stacey Gardner Detective Gerald Follett Sergeant Marcia Lopez Detective Derek Cecil Officer Philip Tuttle Officer Thomas Mueller Lieutenant Shannon Wiecking Officer Sean Donnelly Karen Rudy Police Officer of the Year (RRPA) Officer Matt Durio Traffic Officer of the Year Officer Vanessa Maddox Officer of the Bid Officer Jerry Burkey Officer Shormany Herrera (Jan-Jun) (July-Dec) 7 Survey Performance is significantly influenced both positively and negatively by police visibility and police contact. The final outcome of an event is not as important as the process. Citizens evaluated performance in terms of Reno Police’s response to their call, attitude and approach to the situation from initial response to conclusion. Communication and follow-up are key variables. These factors have been very consistent year after year. Satisfaction_ The results of the Reno Police Department’s thirty-first “Attitude and Public Opinion Survey” were positive. The citizen’s evaluation of the key survey questions - performance, crime fighting efforts, and image remained fairly constant, with slight declines while citizen safety improved slightly all within the survey’s margin of error. The department’s performance was evaluated positively 79.7% of the time. This survey’s mean score was 4.09. The mean is calculated on a scale of one to five, with five being very good. This rating was down slightly from the previous survey. The five year trend line turned negative this survey. 5 year Performance Trend 4.20 4.15 4.10 4.05 4.19 4.15 4.15 4.09 4.13 Safety and performance are highly correlated. Improvements in the perception of safety equate to improvements in the Department’s performance rating. This survey period encompassed a news cycle that included several gang shootings, two homicides and an officer involved shooting. Specific variations in the performance rating include how the respondent had contact with the department, lowest were arrested or victims of crime and the highest rating was from those assisted over involved in an accident. Also statistically significant was performance rating by age, as anticipated, higher scores were given by older respondents. Police performance is statistically impacted by the respondent’s employment status, with homemakers providing the lowest rating, with the reason being response time. The public’s rating of the department’s crime fighting efforts was 3.99 on a scale of one to five. This is down from the previous survey, with the five year trend remaining negative. An arithmetical mean is one of the best measures of a central tendency for a population. Of those who expressed an opinion, 78.3% of the respondents gave a positive rating. 27 (2008) 28 (2009) 29 (2010) 30 (2011) 31 (2012) 8 Negative responses to this question focused on three areas. These are non-response to calls for service, lack of follow up to a specific case and a perceived increase in the crime rate, with the police being held accountable for the increase. These are the same factors as previous years. One crime that was singled out was increasing graffiti. The actual Uniform Crime rate in Reno for 2012 increased 12.5% from the previous year. Positive comments dealt with media coverage, personal experience and the respondent hearing/remembering nothing negative about the police department. The department’s image within the community remains high. The satisfaction level was 78.5% positive, down 0.3% from last survey with a similar mean score of 4.01. The five year trend line changed to a negative bias. Image was positively influenced by officer visibility, demeanor of the employee, community involvement, and media coverage. This question was negatively influenced by officer attitude, traffic citations, and an inherent dislike of the police. Police contact in general has a negative connotation, mean score 3.95 with contact, 4.08 without any contact. The ability to make it a positive contact is where image is enhanced, 4.11. Employment status is one of the statistically significant difference variables with the lowest image being recorded from employed respondents. Perceptions that attributed to this were lack of police presence and failure to respond. Police/citizen interaction is once again a key factor in how the respondent evaluates the department on all survey questions; individual negative contacts translate into negative opinions about the entire department. The department had 18 negative sworn contacts this survey. This represents 8.8% of all contacts, down last survey of 12.6%. Traffic stops again accounted for the largest percentage of negative responses (33%) compared to total contacts (16%). 4.15 4.10 4.05 4.00 3.95 27 4.14 4.09 4.09 4.04 3.99 (2008) 28 (2009) 29 (2010) 30 (2011) 31 (2012) 4.05 4.04 4.03 4.02 4.01 4.00 3.99 3.98 4.04 4.01 4.01 4.01 3.99 27 (2008) 28 (2009) 29 (2010) 30 (2011) 31 (2012) Survey # (year) Survey 31 (2012) Survey 30 (2011) Survey 29 (2010) Survey 28 (2009) Survey 27 (2008) Percent Sworn Contact 48.3% 48.3% 49.5% 48.5% 50.2% Percent Positive Sworn Contact 78.4% 77.0% 77.5% 75.7% 77.7% Percent Civilian Contact 14.7% 11.4% 12.9% 15.7% 15.6% Percent Positive Civilian Contact 79.4% 80.0% 80.0% 83.0% 78.5% The majority of the residents, 87.43%, feel that Reno is a safe place to live. Citizens’ safety evaluation increased slightly this survey but the long term trend line turned negative. The perception of safety is critical in determining the overall evaluation of the Department. Improve safety and respondent’s evaluation of the Department’s performance, crime fighting efforts and image will all improve. 9 The number of residents who have evaluated Reno as becoming less safe was 38%, up 4% from the previous survey. The number of respondents that felt Reno is becoming a safer place to live was 19%, up 2% from last survey. The results were more polarized then previous years with fewer stating the same responses. The segment that felt safer identified two reasons, perceived reduction in the crime rate and police visibility. There were several causes identified for feeling less safe, these include an increasing crime rate, specifically gang and violent crime, the overall economy, population growth and press coverage. Respondents that felt crime is increasing in Reno outnumber those who said it was decreasing by a ratio of about 2:1. The actual statistics showed an increase 5 year surveys-safety in annual crime rate, year over year. As always, the longer you have lived in Reno the more likely you are to feel Reno is becoming less safe. Age is significant in the overall perception of safety with the 46-55 group feeling the least safe. The area of town the respondent lives in also was statistically significant with Central respondents feeling the least safe. 86.3 The number of residents who felt safe in their neighborhood remained high. Just fewer than 97% of residents felt safe 27(2008) 28(2009) 29(2010) 30(2011) 31(2012) in their neighborhood during the day, down 1% from the previous five surveys. This feeling of safety declines to 80.3% during evening hours, consistent with the last survey and remaining at the bottom of the historic responses for this question. There are quite a few demographic characteristics that significantly influenced the respondents feeling of safety in the evening. These include being a recent victim of a crime (61%), homemakers (57%), living in Reno for one to five years (62%), lower income respondents (60%) less than high school education level (74%), female (76%), residents living in Northeast Reno (56%), and residents living in apartments (59%). 91 90 89 88 87 86 89.8 89.9 90.2 87.4 Slightly more than 11% of the respondents were a victim of a crime within the past year. The historic average for this question is 14%, so these results are significantly indifferent than previous surveys. Victims of crime tend to evaluate the department lower for an extended period of time. Just over 20% of victims chose not to report the crime to the Reno Police Department. This was the same as last year and close to the historical average of 22%. National victimization surveys indicate that nearly half of all crime goes unreported, varying dramatically by crime type. Groups more likely to become a victim are employed (18%), respondents under 35 (21%) and respondents living in the Southeast (20%). Being a victim of a crime changes your perspective on the entire department. Victims evaluate the department lower in all of the key areas. This group is also one of the most dissatisfied with their face to face interaction with departmental members. The core value of service also is rated statistically lower by victims of crime. Victims were also asked how satisfied they were with the results of their specific crime report. Respondents were satisfied with the outcome was 65%, this has improved from 44% just two years ago. Improvements were made in terms of police response to a citizenâ€™s call and follow-up after the call. Both still received complaints but not to the same degree as the previous two surveys. Citizens identified drugs (25.2%), gangs (24.9%) and violent crime (15.9%) as their three biggest concerns. These are the same top two as last survey with theft being replaced by violent crime (Murder (1%), Robbery (9%) and Assault (6%)). Drugs have been the top concern ten of the past eleven surveys, declining slightly this survey. Theft (14%) was only other crime that accounted for at least 5% of the responses. Top three crime problems by area: NE Drugs Gang Violent NW Gangs Drugs Theft North Valleys Drugs Gangs Violent SE Gangs Drugs Violent SW Gangs Violent Drugs Central Violent Drugs Gangs Far South Drugs Gangs Theft 10 90 88 86 84 82 80 90.7 88.7 89.7 86.9 87.6 88.6 83.7 83.0 Respect Integrity fairness Service 2013 2012 Respondents were given a list of eight services currently provided by the Department and asked to pick one for additional emphasis. The top three responses were additional gang enforcement (34%), additional drug enforcement (14%) and crime prevention (12%). Crime prevention jumped into the top three for the first time since 2006. The separation between the top two responses, gangs and drugs, increased relative to last survey, as citizens wanted more emphasis placed on gang enforcement. Four questions were asked to evaluate our core values, respect, integrity, fairness and service. This is the second survey to include these question with the purpose being to evaluate how the values are being communicated to the community. All four were evaluated positive over 80% of the time. The responses vary with the type of interaction. Lowest results were from those having a recent traffic stop or arrested. These results are consistent for three of the core values: respect, integrity and fairness. The service component received the lowest score from victims and professional contact. Additionally, civilian contact with the front desk and substations also received a lower service rating (69%). A series of questions were again asked this year to explore the downtown area. The first was how often the respondent frequents downtown, with 40% claiming to never go downtown, the same as the previous year. They were also asked if they felt safe downtown during both the daytime and evening hours. These were noticeably lower than their neighborhood rating, falling to 90% during the day and 45% at night. The perception of nighttime safety increased 5 percentage points from the previous survey. This question is very gender specific with women feeling statistically less safe downtown. They were also asked what the number one crime problem is in just downtown. Citizens identified homeless/panhandling (29%), drugs (20%), and violent crime (16%) as their three biggest concerns. Citizens were asked several awareness questions throughout the survey. Only 60% of the public is currently aware that the department has internet report filing capabilities, up 5% from the last survey. Roughly 13% of those surveyed could remember visiting the Reno Police Website. The majority of those visits were to file a police report. Items citizens would like to accomplish on the internet include crime information, Departmental contacts, crime prevention, ability to request reports and offender information. It is clear that the majority of citizens are pleased with the Reno Police Department. The perception of improved safety, crime fighting efforts and image are critical in determining the overall evaluation of the Departmentâ€™s performance and image. 90 85 80 75 70 65 89.9 86.3 82.8 82.0 79.7 82.2 80.4 78.3 81.3 79.5 78.5 87.4 Performance Lawbreakers Image Safety 5 years ago last survey this survey 11 patrol K-9 Unit During the last year the Reno Police K9 unit continued to support all divisions of the Reno Police Department. Although primarily serving in a patrol function, the K9 Unit regularly assists the Repeat Offender Unit, The Drug Interdiction Unit, The Street Enforcement Team, The Regional Gang Unit, The Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the Detective Division. Police Service Canines are used to locate illicit drugs, evidence and subjects who have eluded or are attempting to elude capture. During the last year, the K9 Unit has assisted in the apprehension of several subjects who had either ran from officers or were hiding in areas that would have made it difficult for an officer to find. Sometimes just the mere presence of a Police Service Canine is a deterrent to offenders who might otherwise assault a police officer. One of the most requested functions of the K9 Unit is to detect illicit drugs. The dogs and handlers of the Reno Police K9 Unit have been instrumental in locating several pounds of drugs and several hundred thousand dollars of U.S. Currency that has been deemed to be the proceeds of drug sales. In addition to the aforementioned functions, the Reno Police K9 Unit regularly assists other federal, state and local agencies to include: The Federal Bureau of Investigations, The Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Customs, The United States Secret Service, The Nevada Department of Parole and Probation, The Nevada Department of Corrections and the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons. 12 CST The Crime Suppression Team (CST)’s primary function is analyzing crime trends, determining suspects in these trends, and apprehending the suspects responsible for these crimes. By addressing crime trends, fewer citizens are affected by these crimes and calls for service are reduced. CST is comprised of four patrol officers and one sergeant who work both in uniform and plain-clothes. CST works frequently with RPD’s Crime Analysis Unit and uses Intelligence-Led Policing techniques to be successful. CST often works with other divisions and agencies by sharing information and working together to track down suspects and to take them into custody. Cint The Crisis Incident Negotiation Team (CINT) is the Department’s resource for communicating with hostage takers, barricaded subjects, persons threatening suicide and other critical incidents. Negotiators are tasked with defusing critical incidents through the art of communication to increase the likelihood of a peaceful resolution. The negotiation team works in concert with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). The team’s primary focus is protecting the lives and the safety of citizens and police officers. CINT is a collateral assignment and includes officers and detectives from the Reno Police Department, Reno Marshall’s Office and the University of Nevada Reno Police Department (UNRPD). The multi-agency partnership has improved the Department’s ability to train for, and respond to regional threats. Although training occurs on a monthly basis, it takes approximately one year for Negotiators to become fully certified. The 21 person team is comprised of one Lieutenant, three Sergeants, three Team Leaders and 12 Negotiators. 13 SWAT The Reno Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is comprised of members who are specially trained and equipped to respond to the communityâ€™s most emergent needs under a variety of circumstances. The types of missions where the team is activated include high-risk warrant service, barricaded and armed subjects, vehicle assault/take downs and hostage rescue. Other specialized areas where the team trains and deploys are crowd/riot control and emergency action response. Several times a year the team works with federal law enforcement authorities and provides site security and dignitary protection for high profile visitors to the community. The team also trains with state and federal agencies on how to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction which may involve chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices. SWAT team members participate on a collateral basis, training several days a month in addition to their primary role in the department. The RPD SWAT team also trains with other tactical teams in the region in the event of a need to share resources during a large scale or protracted incident. CAO The Community Action Officer (CAO) concept was originally started at RPD in 2005 with one CAO officer. It has grown to a team of eight officers and one sergeant with the addition of a mental health technician. CAO is a problem solving team who through the use of the Scanning Analysis Response Assessment (SARA) model and Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS), address reoccurring problems in the community. By using non police resources, the officers are able to address community issues that have traditionally been a drain on police resources. Recently, the addition of a Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST) to address mental health issues in our community has shown great success in reducing repeat calls for service that our officers respond to. 14 DET The Downtown Enforcement Team (DET) is composed of two teams of six officers and one supervisor. They are funded by the â€œdowntown tax districtâ€? as well as the Reno Police Department. Their mission is to help improve the quality of life for the many residents in the district as well as provide a safe and friendly environment to the many local citizens and tourists who visit downtown. Their mission is achieved through daily interaction with business owners and residents as well as problem solving efforts that they themselves initiate tax district. DET Honor guard It is the mission of the Reno Police Departmentâ€™s Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) Honor Guard to respond to special events as a highly disciplined team serving with honor at ceremonial functions, with respect and dignity at funeral services for active/retired personnel and personnel that have died in the line of duty, and provide comfort and compassion for the survivors. These events are approved by the Chief of Police/Designee and they are accomplished through drilling in military etiquette and attention to detail. 15 Traffic The Traffic Division is committed to enhancing traffic safety for our community through education, enforcement and engineering. They achieve the mission statement by meeting these performance measurements: • Providing traffic expertise to accidents and service requests through enforcement, education and engineering • Proactive traffic enforcement throughout the city • Reducing accidents at high accident locations • Handling all traffic related incidents • Providing positive customer service • Assist patrol with calls for service when needed • Handling service requests that come through Reno Direct The Reno Police Department Traffic Division is comprised of one lieutenant, two sergeants, two detectives, six accident investigators, and 12 motor officers. Fatal Accidents Collision Investigations 1,947 1,844 1,899 17 15 15 1,703 1,772 1,033 1,051 1,301 900 580 293 236 548 555 9 9 792 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2008 2009 Traffic 2010 CSO 2011 Patrol 2012 16 Special Events 85 67 73 62 69 70 84 88 88 70 2008 2009 Street 2010 Park 2011 2012 17 Grants $400,000 $364,393 $217,047 $83,820 $41,400 $77,275 $68,000 $36,611 $47,736 $35,100 $35,100 $38,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 FY 2008-2009 Joining Forces FY 2009-2010 Pedestrian FY 2010-2011 Commercial Vehicle FY 2011-2012 DUI Grant Citations Chart 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 12,072 10,000 5,000 3,124 2,643 3,269 1,820 2,383 29,039 25,300 23,979 19,574 2008 2009 Traffic Division 2010 2011 Other Divisions 2012 Traffic Division % 2008 90% 2009 91% 2010 88% 2011 91% 2012 83% $16,520 18 regional operations GET Graffiti Enforcement Team 775-657-4601 The Graffiti Enforcement Team (GET) was established in 2005 by the Reno Police Department and included multiple community partnerships, including the Washoe County Sheriffâ€™s Office (WCSO), Sparks Police Department, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Nevada Energy, Waste Management, and Secret Witness. Three regional graffiti removal trucks purchased through grant funding were staffed with abatement technicians, two by RPD and one by WCSO. On average, 95% of graffiti was removed with 48 hours and all within two weeks. A civilian coordinator provided customer service and managed the administration of the GET team. A detective was assigned to the unit and aggressively investigated graffiti incidents. Arrests and citations exceeded 100 per year. The detective also managed prevention and deterrence activities, including the deployment of 23 cameras purchased by Neighborhood Advisory Boards which photograph graffiti offenders in the act. GET also participated in numerous community clean-up events. GET maintains a centralized database created by the cityâ€™s I.T. department where all graffiti in Reno and Washoe County is tracked. The GET program became a national model for graffiti enforcement and abatement and received numerous inquiries by agencies from around the country. Department staffing cuts resulted in reorganization and all full time civilian support positions were cut. The Reno Police Department has worked closely with the Reno City Council to rebuild this program. Recently one abatement person and a full-time clerical staff have been added to the program. To report graffiti call 775-334-INFO (4636) 19 Regional gang unit rgu 775-334-3852 In 2001, the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County School District, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office formed the Regional Gang Unit (RGU) in order to more efficiently and effectively share resources in combating gang crime throughout the entire county. RGU is responsible for monitoring over 2,300 gang members and some of their responsibilities include gathering and sharing intelligence, suppressing gang activities and investigating gang-related crimes. RGU works closely with county and state juvenile and adult probation departments as well as federal agencies, including Department of Homeland Security HIS/ICE, to maximize its effectiveness. Gang prevention and diversion are equally important in the mission to promote a safe community. RGU is proactive in our local schools and in the neighborhoods providing education to children and their parents about the dangers of gangs. RGU partners with the Children’s Cabinet referring vulnerable youth and their families to the available resources provided. The Regional Gang Unit receives additional funding through grant awards from Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and the Project Safe Neighborhood anti-gang and violent crime initiative. These funds enhance RGU’s efforts to suppress gang activity and conduct problem solving/community building activities in the most effected neighborhoods. Repeat offender program rop 775-334-2115 The Northern Nevada’s Repeat Offender Program (ROP) was established in 1990 and currently consists of members from the Reno and Sparks police departments. It was created for the purpose of identifying the small proportion of “career criminals” in the community who are responsible for committing a disproportionate number of crimes. ROP investigators maintain a database of the most active criminals and proactively target them for high quality arrests. Investigators also work directly with the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office and the State of Nevada Parole and Probation Department for the purpose of seeking maximum penalties and reducing recidivism. 20 rSONU regional sex offender notification unit 775-353-2244 Under the provisions of NRS 179B.250, the public is authorized to gain access to certain sex offender information. The Regional Sex Offender Registration Unit (RSONU) takes on the considerable responsibility for implementing the State law regarding the registration and monitoring of convicted sex offenders in Washoe County. The sex offender registration information is constantly updated due to new registrants and the relocation of existing registrants. SET Street Enforcement Team 775-334-3065 The regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) consists of 11 detectives and two supervisors from the Reno Police Department, the Sparks Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriffâ€™s Office, and the University of Nevada Police Department. It is responsible for investigating street-level narcotics and prostitution complaints throughout Washoe County. SET also participates in the FBI led Innocence Lost Task Force which investigates incidents of human trafficking. In conjunction with Join Together Northern Nevada and with the aid of federal funding, SET conducts compliance checks and engages in enforcement campaigns to address underage drinking throughout the community. The Street Enforcement Team receives additional funding through grant awards from Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant which enables it to conduct additional drug related investigations and purchase equipment. SET also participates in a Smart Policing Initiative funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Based on a comprehensive strategy with enforcement and prevention components, the initiative decreases availability of prescription drugs, increases knowledge about the dangers of substance abuse, and enforces laws designed to reduce prescription drug fraud and diversion. 21 Drug Enforcement Administration Task force DEATF The Reno Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force (DEATF) oversees the Northern Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force which is a multi-agency unit that is responsible for planning and conducting complex drug investigations. These investigations primarily involve major violators in medium to large-scale drug trafficking networks operating throughout Northern Nevada, nationwide or internationally. One Reno Police Department detective is assigned to the task force to participate accordingly. Northern Nevada Interdiction task force NNITF The Northern Nevada Interdiction Task Force (NNITF) is a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) sponsored initiative which is comprised of members from Reno PD, Sparks PD, WCSO, NHP, and DEA. NNITF members are responsible for conducting drug interdiction investigations at the local, state and federal levels. NNITF members routinely contact persons who are suspected of transporting illicit drugs and US currency through Washoe County including: controlled substances, currency used to facilitate the purchase of controlled substances, and proceeds from the sales of controlled substances. Members also check parcels/packages believed to contain controlled substance and/or US currency for the same reasons. NNITF members are responsible for following up on cases, conducting interviews, coordinating investigations with other agencies and obtaining search warrants. NNITF members also assist patrol, other units, and other agencies in the furtherance of investigations. NNITF is also an active participant with the Bulk Currency Initiative Task Force with Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (HSI/ICE). 22 Detective Division We dedicate ourselves to providing complete and thorough investigations while protecting victimsâ€™ rights. The primary objective of the Detectives Division of the Reno Police Department is to reduce the rate of crime by arresting those responsible for committing crimes in our community. The Division is made up of the following units that each investigate specific areas of crime: Sex Crimes Unit, Robbery/Homicide Unit, Victim Services Unit, Auto Theft Unit, Burglary Unit, Financial Computer Crimes Unit, Family Crimes Unit, Special Intelligence Group, and Crime Analysis Unit. The Detectives Division becomes involved in a case in different ways. After a crime report is generated by either a uniform officer, a Community Services Officer, phoned in telephonically or filed on-line, it is reviewed by a supervisor for solvability factors. 23 Our Mission We proudly serve victims of crime, treating them with respect and dignity while responding to their needs and concerns. We educate victims of crime on their rights and are committed to providing the most professional, empowering advocacy possible while assessing each case on an individual basis. Our Promise • We will treat you with respect, compassion and dignity. • We will not judge you based on your lifestyle choices, or any substance abuse or mental health issues that you may have. • We will provide services to encourage, empower and support healing and recovery. • We will inform you of your rights as a victim. Solvability factors It is not practical to assign every case generated or reported to the police department. In general, a determination to assign a case to detectives for follow up investigation is based on the following solvability factors: • A suspect is named • A suspect can be identified • An address for the suspect is known • A suspect can be located • A suspect vehicle license plate is known • A suspect vehicle can be identified • Identifiable latents or DNA was collected from the scene • An identifiable picture of suspect(s) or vehicle was obtained from surveillance video • A significant M/O or trend has been recognized in the case • The case is part of a crime series or trend • A reason to believe further investigative efforts will lead to solving the crime 24 sex crimes unit 775-657-4601 The Sex Crimes Unit investigates all sexual assault cases against juveniles and adults, child pornography, and internet cases involving the seduction of children. The members of the Sex Crimes Unit are dedicated to providing the utmost in professional investigative services to the victims of sexual crimes in a sensitive and compassionate manner with respect for the rights of both the victims and those accused. The Sex Crimes Unit is also committed to the prevention of sex crimes. robbery/homicide unit 775-334-2188 The responsibilities of this unit are to investigate all major crimes against persons to include: robbery, battery and assault with a deadly weapon and with substantial bodily harm, murders, manslaughter (non-traffic-related), questionable deaths, mayhem, and kidnapping. The types of crimes this unit investigates can be traumatic and life altering for the victim and victimâ€™s family. The Robbery/Homicide Unit is dedicated to these individuals and investigates each case thoroughly and in a timely manner to help bring closure to the people involved. A main goal of the Robbery/Homicide Unit is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Reno by arresting and convicting the dangerous felons responsible for these crimes. 25 Family Crimes Unit 775-334-2134 The Family Crimes Unit is committed to the aggressive prosecution of misdemeanor crimes committed within the City of Reno. The Unit works to impact public policy, increase public awareness, and develop community-based responses to domestic violence to effect an overall reduction of other criminal behavior. The Family Crimes Unit works closely with the departmentâ€™s victim advocates to provide service and support to victims. The Detectives strive to maintain the family as a unit, while effectively working to break the cycle of family violence. Missing Persons Unit 775-321-8372 The Reno Police Department Missing Persons Division is responsible for assisting local police agencies in coordinating, investigating and responding to reporting parties on cases involving missing persons, runaway children, and unidentified living or deceased individuals. Please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-COPS (2677) to initiate a missing persons report. Financial/computer crimes Unit 775-334-2107 The Financial/Computer Crimes Unit is charged with the duties of investigating a wide variety of major white-collar crimes including: identity theft, fraud, embezzlement, forgery, computer crime, and check/credit card offenses. They also investigate elder finance abuse. The Financial Crimes/Computer Unit works closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions. 26 Victim Services Unit 775-657-4519 Our Mission: We proudly serve victims of crime, treating them with respect and dignity while responding to their needs and concerns. We educate victims of crime on their rights and are committed to providing the most professional, empowering advocacy possible while assessing each case on an individual basis. Please visit the Victim Services Unit pages for detailed information. The strength of the VSU comes from the staff and volunteers providing direct services, the recognition and commitment of the Reno Police Department to the importance of Victim Advocacy, and the collaborative work of local agencies and organizations who come in contact with the lives of victims. Special Investigations group 775-334-2180 The Reno Police Department recognized the need to assist the efforts of governmental agencies in creating a uniform response to terrorist threats. The Special Investigations Group is responsible for Homeland Security, which commits the Reno Police Department to fulfill the requirements of any conditions concerned with all types of terrorism should it become necessary. Burglary Unit 775-334-2144 The Burglary Unit investigates and strives to identify and arrest burglary suspects and recover property taken in burglaries and thefts of various types, including both commercial and residential burglary crimes as well as general theft and larceny. 27 Auto theft unit 775-334-2140 â€œAn auto theft occurs every 26 seconds in the United States!â€? (National Insurance Crime Bureau). The Auto Theft Unit investigates crimes involving the theft of automobiles, trucks, boats, and motorcycles and strives to efficiently respond to these problems and effectively continue to decrease this type of crime. Crimes Analysis Unit 775-334-2181 The mission of the Crime Analysis Unit is to support the operations and the administration of the department by carefully reviewing and analyzing all the local crime data to identify patterns, hot spots, and trends. Information is at the heart of this unit. The Unit provides investigative officers with information necessary to identify criminal offenders and supports community policing and crime prevention programs by supplying information to produce Neighborhood Crime Statistics. Detective division overview The following chart provides staffing and caseload comparisons from January 2010 to January 2012 Year 2010 2011 2012 RHU 12 dets 2 sgts 9 dets 2 sgts 9 dets 2 sgts Auto Theft Burglary 2 dets 1 det 1 det 6 dets 1 sgt 4 dets 1 sgt 4 dets 1 sgt Financial Sex/Child Crimes Crimes 5 dets 1 sgt 4 dets 0 sgt 4 dets 0 sgt 7 dets 1 sgt 6 dets 1 sgt 6 dets 1 sgt SIG 2 dets 1 sgt 2 dets 1 sgt 2 dets 1 sgt Total 40 dets 7 sgts 31 dets 6 sgts 31 dets 6 sgts 28 _internal affairs office of professional standards The Internal Affairs Division will preserve the publicâ€™s trust and confidence in the Reno Police Department by conducting thorough and impartial investigations of alleged employee misconduct, by providing proactive measures to prevent such misconduct, and by always maintaining the highest standards of fairness and respect towards citizens and employees. One component of our Police Departmentâ€™s success is the support that has been garnered through community interaction and a transparency in departmental operations. One of the mechanisms modern police agencies institute to provide the requisite transparency, for city government and to the public it serves, is a committed Internal Affairs Division. The Reno Police Department has established a performance system of accountability to be responsive to the community, as well as to our personnel, who believe that members of our organization may have performed in a less than professional manner. The Internal Affairs Division reports directly to the Chief of Police. This division consists of a Deputy Chief, one Lieutenant, two Detective Sergeants, and one clerical support secretary. Under the direction of the Chief of Police, the division has the responsibility to conduct investigations into complaints of employee misconduct from both inside and outside the department. This includes police officers and professional personnel. The division also has the responsibility for monitoring investigations of alleged employee misconduct that are being conducted by an employeeâ€™s direct supervisor. 29 Administratively Directed Investigations 2008-2012 2008 21 2009 17 2010 30 2011 26 2012 34 Citizen Complaints 2008-2012 2008 Formal Informal 11 136 2009 5 175 2010 7 130 2011 12 119 2012 5 99 Use of force incidents received between Jan 1, 2012-Dec 31,2012 By type of force used OC Spray: 1 0.36% Firearm: 1 0.36% Carotid: 3 1.09% L/L Munitions: 9 3.27% Handcuff takedown: 10 3.64% Asp/Baton: 14 Physical Controls: 85 30.91% 5.09% Personal Weapon: 26 9.45% Taser: 32 Take Down: 81 29.45% 11.64% 30 Save Senior Auxiliary Volunteer Effort 103 Volunteers for 2012 During 2012, SAVE contributed a total of almost 24,000 volunteer hours to the City of Reno. SAVE averaged about 100 members throughout the year, losing some and gaining others over the time. SAVE completed over 41,500 activities, including going out on 3,925 abandoned vehicles calls, over 8,600 business checks, 8,700 handicap enforcements, 1,200 handicap citations issued, 200 radar traffic surveys, handled 70 radio calls from dispatch for assistance, completed over 500 vacation house check calls, 255 handicap compliance corrections, 1415 special duties assigned to us and a myriad of other non-confrontational duties that collectively make up the 41,500 activities. SAVE is a civilian volunteer organization of the Reno Police Department (RPD), providing additional resources to the Department. SAVE volunteers relieve police officers of certain duties, as outlined below, and provide an increased level of crime prevention through patrol and observation. All SAVE volunteers are 50 years of age or older and donate a minimum of 16 hours per month to the Department. EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal The Consolidated Bomb Squad is comprised of six technicians, two from WCSO, two from Sparks PD, and two from Reno PD. During the calendar year of 2012, the Consolidated Bomb Squad (CBS) was utilized a total of 212 times. There were approximately 100 instances where the CBS and K9 (Reno PD, UNRPD, WCSO, and Reno Tahoe International Airport) were used for explosive sweeps and dignitary protection details during this very busy Presidential campaign. The CBS encountered a variety of different types of calls throughout the year, including suspicious packages, hoax devices, recovered explosives, and IEDâ€™s (improvised explosive devices). The CBS continued to see a trend of overpressure devices (acid bombs, dry ice bombs, etc.) being used by juveniles and young adults. The trends would spike in number for 7 â€“ 10 days and then diminish and disappear for 45-60 days at a time. Suspects were contacted during the trends, however no charges were pursued. The CBS provided training to the SWAT teams of Reno PD, Sparks PD and WCSO. In addition, the CBS also provided training to outside agencies such as the Nevada Highway Patrol, Washoe County Court Services, Humboldt County SWAT, Elko PD SWAT, and Elko County SWAT. Training and demonstrations were also provided to a variety of civilian organizations. 31 Reno Police Department Training The Training Division is responsible for both Continuing Education for current employees and assisting with the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy (NNLEA) in partnership with the WCSO and Sparks P.D. Continuing Education includes conducting training in skill areas mandated by state law such as arrest and control techniques, alternative weapons use (baton, pepper spray and Taser) and firearms qualifications. The Training Division also produces and conducts training on various topics of national trends and concerns, such as Active Violence and Officer Ambush. The division maintains the training records of the departmentâ€™s employees for use in state reporting and court requests. The NNLEA provides training to new law enforcement recruits to meet the standards to receive their basic certification as peace officers. The 19 week academy covers academics such as Constitutional law, search and seizure and various types of investigations as well as many other topics. Academy students also receive training in physical skill areas including firearms, arrest and control of suspects, building searches and emergency vehicle operations. The NNLEA strives to blend academic classroom instruction with scenario based training to produce peace officers who are better prepared to serve their communities. 32 _Uniform Crime Reporting Violent Crime & property crime Year Population UCR Violent Crime Murder Rape Robbery Assault Total Year Population UCR Violent Crime Burglary Larceny/Theft Vehicle Theft Arson Total Overall Total Preliminary Results: 2010 217,282 2011 222,000 2012 229,859 Total 9 46 385 728 1,168 Per 1,000 0.04 0.21 1.77 3.35 5.38 Total 17 27 383 684 1,111 Per 1,000 0.08 0.12 1.72 3.07 4.98 Total 7 33 327 824 1,191 Per 1,000 0.03 0.14 1.42 3.58 5.18 7.11% INCREASE in crimes against persons 2010 2011 217,282 222,000 2012 229,859 Total 1,638 5,101 729 29 7,497 8,665 Per 1,000 7.54 23.48 3.36 0.13 34.50 39.88 Total 1,618 4,311 621 26 6,576 7,687 Per 1,000 7.26 19.35 2.79 0.12 29.52 34.50 Total 1,633 4,909 886 29 7,457 8,648 Per 1,000 7.10 21.36 3.85 0.13 32.44 37.62 13.40% INCREASE in crimes against property National figures for 2011: 0.44% Decrease from 2010 12.49% Increase from 2011 Decrease of 3.8% in the number of violent crimes. Decrease of 1.3% in the number of property crimes 33 Clearance Rates Crime_ Clearance Rate 2010 Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larc/Theft Veh/Theft Arson Clearance Rate 2012 Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larc/Theft Veh/Theft Arson 27.03% 111.1% 41.3% 26.0% 57.4% 14.0% 28.6% 13.6% 27.6% 25.89% 85.7% 42.4% 32.1% 48.2% 11.3% 28.6% 13.7% 31.0% Clearance Rate 2011 Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larc/Theft Veh/Theft Arson National Average Clearance Rate 2011 Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larc/Theft Veh/Theft Arson 26.97% 93.8% 33.3% 35.0% 57.3% 14.6% 27.6% 15.1% 7.7% 21.93% 64.8% 41.2% 28.7% 28.7% 12.7% 21.5% 11.9% 18.8% 2012 National Average is not available at this time. 34