A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF GARY BERG
As we look back on 2022, I am proud to report that our police department has continued to make significant strides in promoting safety and community engagement. Throughout the year, we have remained committed to building relationships with our community members, listening to their concerns, and working collaboratively to address the challenges we face.
One of our primary focuses in 2022 was on leveraging innovative technologies to improve public safety. From implementing the County’s first Drone as First Responder (DFR) program to utilizing Flock license plate reader technology to proactively stop crimes before they occur, our department has been at the forefront of utilizing cutting-edge tools to enhance our capabilities and better serve the Campbell community. Our progressiveness and innovation go beyond just technology. We have also been dedicated to implementing new and innovative programs to address public safety and social justice issues. Our department continues to collaborate with local organizations to provide resources and support to individuals in a mental health crisis, those engaged in substance abuse and addiction, and the unhoused. Additionally, we have worked tirelessly to promote diversity and inclusion within our department, recognizing the importance of reflecting and understanding the diverse community we serve. We have expanded our training programs to ensure that our officers have the skills and knowledge necessary to interact with members of our community in a culturally competent and respectful manner.
As we move forward into 2023, we remain committed to being a progressive and innovative police department that works collaboratively with our community to create a safe and welcoming city for all. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.
USE OF FORCE IN PERSPECTIVE
In 2022, the Campbell Police Department had a total of 32,453 service incidents. The vast majority of our police officers’ interactions with the public do not result in use of force. Use of force occurred in approximately 0.14% of the total calls for service.
Officers & dispatchers addressed 32,453 calls for service.
Arrests occurred in less than 5.9% of the total calls for service.
32,453 Calls for Service
Use of Force occurred in less than 0.14% of the total calls for service.
47 Use of Force
Part II Crimes:
Great Bodily Injury (GBI) did not occur in any calls for service.
Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) did not occur in any calls for service.
21 crimes other than those defined in Part I and include crimes in addition to those shown in the graph.
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY Axon VR
The Campbell Police Department is at the forefront of implementing innovative technologies and programs to fight crime, enhance public safety, and provide support to the community. From advanced training programs to increased mental health resources, the department uses cutting-edge technology to create a safer community for all. By staying ahead of the curve and continuously exploring new and creative ways to improve our operations and serve the community, the Campbell Police Department is committed to continuous improvement and setting the highest standards for ourselves.
Therapy Dog Program
In August of 2022, the K9 Team further expanded by adding a Therapy Dog donated by the Campbell Police Foundation. Sergeant Heitzman leads the K9 Program and has been selected as K9 Morgan’s handler. K9 Morgan is all set to provide comfort and solace to crime victims and witnesses. Not only that, but she’ll also offer valuable mental and emotional support to the department’s employees, making her an exceptional ambassador for the entire organization. The Campbell Police Department prides itself on community engagement, and Morgan is a fantastic addition to the team that will undoubtedly help build even stronger relationships within the community.
The Campbell Police Department is taking police training to the next level with Axon Virtual Reality (VR) - a cutting-edge program designed to boost officers’ decision-making and enhance their skills under high-pressure situations. This advanced technology immerses officers in real-life scenarios, allowing them to practice de-escalation techniques and other critical skills in a safe, controlled environment. The program provides a unique opportunity for officers to review and receive feedback on their performance from trainers, leading to a continuous improvement in their skills. With the incorporation of Axon VR, the Campbell Police Department is revolutionizing the way officers are trained, ultimately improving their safety and effectiveness on the job.
Drone as First Responder
The Campbell Police is breaking new ground in law enforcement technology yet again! In 2016, we were the first law enforcement agency in Santa Clara County to have a fully operational drone unit. In 2022, we took it to the next level by launching the first Drone as First Responder (DFR) program. The DFR program is a proactive drone program that uses strategically stationed drones and a remote operations center that enable our department to increase situational awareness, accelerate response times, and more effectively respond to challenging situations. A team of trained drone pilots, comprised of officers, dispatchers, and community service officers, launch our drones to respond to emergency calls in Campbell. In addition, our Campbell CERT volunteers play a key role in our DFR program as visual observers at the launch site to assist our pilots. Our DFR program’s goal is to improve our response to 911 calls and maximize our efficiency and effectiveness in the field.
In 2022, the Campbell Police Department implemented Live911 to further assist our dispatchers, officers, and the DFR Team with access to incoming 911 calls. When our dispatchers receive a 911 call, Live911 simultaneously sends out information to our Watch Commander and the DFR Team in the field. The Watch Commander and drone pilots hear the call in realtime and pinpoint the location of the emergency on a map, enabling them to immediately deploy units and drones to the incident. When our drones arrive at the scene before responding officers, the DFR team can provide crucial situational awareness and critical information. This cutting-edge system revolutionizes the way we respond to emergency calls, making us even more efficient in keeping the community safe.
In February 2022, the Campbell Police Department implemented a cutting-edge solution to tackle crime in the community. We began installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras strategically placed in areas around Campbell. The advanced cameras are built by Flock Safety, a technology company that collaborates with communities and law enforcement agencies to fight crime. These cameras do more than just capture license plates and vehicle characteristics; they provide objective evidence that can help law enforcement agencies investigate crime. These cameras send real-time alerts to officers when a stolen vehicle or a known suspect from a state or national crime database enters the city limits. It also alerts if a vehicle associated with a missing person in an AMBER or Silver Alert is detected.
To ensure accountability, the Campbell Police Department has a policy that guides the use of the ALPR system which can be found on our Transparency Portal on our website. We have already seen success with the ALPR cameras and they have been a vital tool in our commitment to providing a safe and secure community for all.
The Campbell Police Department oversees the Campbell Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and manages all of its volunteers and has a budget that assists CERT with equipment purchases.
The Campbell CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur in Campbell. CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, and medical response. Our team is the largest CERT program in Santa Clara County and offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that our first responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
Armored Rescue Vehicle
In July of 2021, City Council approved the purchase of an armored rescue vehicle and in August of 2022, the Campbell Police Department received the Lenco Bearcat.
This vehicle serves as a valuable resource for rescuing community members during critical incidents. It enables officers to safely deploy to an area without exposing themselves to potential harm, as well as to deploy less-lethal alternatives to resolve incidents safely. Additionally, it supports SWAT operations, including search and arrest warrants, barricaded subjects, and hostage situations. Moreover, the armored rescue vehicle enables us to enhance our support for outside agencies in responding to critical incidents in our county.
Hybrid Patrol Vehicles
The Campbell PD took a step to becoming more eco-friendly by ordering seven new Hybrid Ford Explorers! This decision was based on the many benefits of using hybrid vehicles, including lower fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs, and reduced emissions. In fact, these Hybrid vehicles use battery assisted braking and their gas engines experience less wear and tear, making them a smart investment for the department. These new vehicles make up half of the patrol fleet, and the department plans to replace the remaining fleet with hybrids over the next few years. With the added bonus of larger hybrid batteries that can handle the increased electrical demand from all of the additional police equipment, the department is excited to lead the charge in reducing overall greenhouse gases in Campbell.
HIGH PROFILE ARRESTS
The safety of our community is the top priority for the Campbell Police Department. From arresting prolific criminals to responding to emergencies, our dedicated employees are always on the front lines, working tirelessly to keep Campbell safe.
Barricade & Child Endangerment
On June 14, 2022, Campbell Police safely resolved a seven-hour barricade incident involving multiple suspects and children at a residence on the 100 block of W. Rincon Avenue. As officers arrived, the suspect, Isreal Chapa, a 42-year-old resident of Campbell, barricaded himself inside the residence and held a subject against their will.
As officers tried to enter the residence, they located two individuals, inside a vehicle in the garage with several children. Officers made multiple attempts to get them to exit the vehicle. One suspect proceeded to use one of the children as a shield and refused to comply. Both suspects were arrested for child endangerment and resisting arrest and the children were safely removed from the area. Several hours later, Chapa was arrested without further incident for being under the influence of a controlled substance, false imprisonment, child endangerment, and violating parole with multiple priors including assault with a deadly weapon, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, felon in possession of a firearm, and false imprisonment.
During a search of the residence following the surrender, a suspect was found hiding in the attic. This suspect was arrested for violating parole, possession of controlled substance, identity theft, resisting arrest, and outstanding felony warrants for burglary, child abuse, and second degree robbery.
Impostor & Stalking Arrest
Lisa Knowland, a 34-year-old from Sacramento, was arrested for sending ongoing, explicit death threats directed towards a Campbell resident and his family. Campbell Detectives discovered that Knowland created fake social media profiles and phone numbers to send these threats. Upon further investigation, detectives found that Knowland had impersonated multiple people, perjured herself when obtaining civil harassment orders, and committed a similar scheme against a victim in Yuba City in 2021, leading to a false conviction and probation. Knowland was arrested for stalking, false evidence, perjury, and possession of a controlled substance.
Gun Violence Arrest
Peter Solis, a 61-year-old resident of Campbell, is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a previous arrest for carrying a loaded firearm in public while under the influence of methamphetamine and also has a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) against him. On the evening of April 11th, 2022, Solis became angry with a Lyft driver and pointed a handgun at him. Solis was arrested for multiple charges, including possession of a firearm with a GVRO and while under the influence, assault with a firearm, and committing a felony while out on bail. A subsequent search of his home revealed a fully loaded pistol, extra magazines, ammunition, specific tools and equipment for building firearms, and enough firearm parts to build four additional pistols and an AR-15 rifle with a scope.
Here at the Campbell Police Department, we have a team of 46 dedicated sworn officers committed to protecting the City of Campbell. Campbell officers are number one in Santa Clara County when it comes to arrests & reports per officer, a testament to their unwavering commitment to public safety.
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2022 AWARDS 10
Public Information Coordinator
A Captain at CPD who has been serving the community since 2002. In 2022, Ian earned a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA).
The FBINA is an 10-week training program that only the top 1% of law enforcement professionals are selected to attend. Ian was a member of the 284th class, which consisted of 237 executives from around the world. With his extensive training and unparalleled expertise, Captain White has already applied his knowledge and experience to improve our department.
BEYOND THE BADGE
A dedicated dispatcher at the Campbell Police Department since 2003. Her commitment to helping others extends far beyond her day job as Kristin volunteered as a certified domestic violence advocate for a non-profit.
Kristin’s role was multifaceted; working in the courtrooms, assisting people in obtaining restraining orders, and providing support during their hearings.
As a dispatcher, Kristin sees first hand the trauma victims experience. She continues to utilize the skills and knowledge she learned to empower victims and guide them through the process of obtaining the help they need and deserve. Kristin’s dedication to serving her community both on and off the clock is truly inspiring.
A Records Specialist who started with Campbell PD in 2022. For the last 4 years, she volunteered for a local non-profit that provides low-cost counseling sessions, Veterans Programs, and Homeless Outreach Programs. Melissa served as the non-profit’s counselor, program manager, grant writer, and social media marketing specialist.
Melissa enjoyed visiting various parks throughout San Jose to distribute clothing and food bags to community members in need. She loved hearing the stories of the community members and be able to give help those who are often overlooked and unheard. It is clear that Melissa has a passion for making a positive impact in her community.
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