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Edmond Police Department EXECUTIVE SUMMARY edmondpd.com/annualreport

We proudly present our 2012 Annual Report, and believe we have been faithful to our motto of “Trustworthy Service”. The Edmond Police Department (EPD) and its efforts to make our city one of the safest in America are major reasons why we are considered one of the best places in which to live. Of the 432 reporting communities above 75,000 in population in the United States, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) found for calendar year 2011 that Edmond is the ninth safest for cities in that category. In 2011 Edmond saw its violent crime drop from 74 crimes in 2010 to a level of 58 crimes, which is a 22% drop. However, we saw a spike in violent crimes for 2012 where there was a rise to 85 violent crimes, which is an increase of 44.07% over the previous year. We also saw a 2.06% increase in property crimes in Bob A. Ricks, 2012. These increases are a concern for us, but we do Police Chief since 2003 not believe they necessarily establish a trend. By using the most advanced methods in policing, we believe we are able to stay in front of any threats to the safety of our city. Last year brought much progress on the building of a new Public Safety Center. Everyone is excited about the prospect of having a new Police Department with capabilities that will enhance our ability to keep Edmond safe even while our community continues its rapid growth. It is believed that we will be able to break ground in late spring of 2013, and that we will be able to move in late spring of 2015. We hope that you will take the time to carefully review our Annual Report and note some of the new features continued therein, such as QR codes where you can scan them with smart phones to view video content of the EPD. Our intent is to be as informative as possible, and to share with you the fine work of the men and women of the EPD.




Edmond’s National Crime Rankings for Cities above 75,000: 9th for least Violent Crimes 60th for least Property Crimes 49th for least Total Part One Crimes

Edmond’s Crime Rankings in the State of Oklahoma for the 10 largest cities: 1st for least Violent Crimes 1st for least Property Crimes 1st for least Total Part One Crime


For 2012 we had a total of 30,796 dispatched Calls for Service, 7,899 Officer Initiated Calls, and 32,798 Traffic Stops. These total 71,493 Officer Responses, or an average of 196 calls/contacts per day.


The current authorized strength of the Department is 116 sworn and 30 non-sworn personnel. We have had no increase in authorized sworn positions for five years.


2012 was another highly successful year for the City of Edmond and its Police Department. Again this is a tribute to the men and women of the EPD and the residents of this great city that give us their support. In 2012, under the direction of our City Leadership, we began the planning process of designing the new Public Safety Center. It is being paid for by an increase in sales taxes by half a cent. This will give us the ability to continue to provide a high level of service and meet the increased demands which the future will bring. Thanks so much to this fine community for showing such confidence and support for our Department.


Bob A. Ricks, Chief


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Office of the Chief

Graphs Population Projections

Budget & Professional Responsibility

UCR Part-One Crimes

Criminal Investigations Division

Violent Crime

Reported Part-One Crimes Table Property Crime UCR Part Two-Crimes

Patrol Division

Reported Part-Two Crimes Table Jail Bookings

Special Services Division

Calls for Service Traffic Stops

Awards & Recognitions

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Police Department Training Edmond Citizens Police Academy Special Thanks

Keep an eye throughout the report for these QR Codes. Scan them with your smartphone to view special video content of the EPD on the job.

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The Office of the Chief is comprised of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, Budget and Professional Responsibility Captain, Public Information Officer, two Patrol Officers, one civilian Administrative Assistant and one civilian Operations Support Technician. The Chief and the Deputy Chief provide guidance and direction to the Police Department enabling it to accomplish its goals and objectives. The Budget and Professional Responsibility Captain is responsible for budget preparation and management, strategic planning, crime analysis and intelligence, planning and research, uniform crime reporting and professional responsibility which encompasses internal affairs and audits. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for disseminating information to the public and the media. The PIO is also responsible for grant writing for the Police Department and is a member of the City’s grant writing team. 1

18 Patrol Officers

6 School Resource Officers

Lake Officer

2 Sergeants

Shift One Lieutenant

Administrative Specialist

School/Lake Sergeant

Operations Support Technician

Planning & Research Officer

Budget & Professional Responsibility Captain Crime Analysis Officer


18 Patrol Officers

3 Sergeants

Shift Two Lieutenant

4 Technical Investigators (2 sworn/2 nonsworn)

15 Detectives

Administrative Specialist

18 Patrol Officers

3 Sergeants

Shift Three Lieutenant

2 Sergeants


Criminal Investigations Captain



2 Officers

Training Sergeant


Administrative Specialist

PIO/Grants Administrator

Organizational Chart Reflects Full Strength

4 Traffic Officers

6 Motor Officers

Traffic Sergeant

Patrol Captain

Administrative Assistant

3 Animal Shelter Specialists

4 Animal Welfare Officers

Administrative Specialist

Animal Welfare Supervisor

2 Property Clerks

Records Clerk

9 Jailers


Special Services Captain

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BUDGET & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY The primary responsibilities of this office are to provide oversight for the Police Department budget, administrative investigations and internal audits. This office works directly under the supervision of the Police Chief and also oversees Planning and Research, Crime Analysis and Uniform Crime Reporting for the Department.


The funding for the Police Department is defined by the City of Edmond Public Safety Sales Tax Ordinance of 2000. The section of that ordinance which details revenue sources for Police Department operation is cited below. “Future funding for the Police Department shall, at a minimum, be set at an amount equal to the projected revenues generated by the tax established by this Ordinance (1/8 of 1%), plus the baseline funding equal to 36.8% of the General Fund revenues. General Fund revenues are those which currently come from the following sources: taxes, licenses and permits, fines and forfeitures, charges for services, interest and miscellaneous revenues. Expenditures


will not be charged against the public safety tax revenues until said 36.8% General Fund revenues have first been used or encumbered.� The Edmond Police Department budget is divided between the Special Services Division, Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division and the Animal Welfare Unit. This division of funds provides accurate tracking and forecasting of expenses for the various operations within the Department. The Edmond Police Department budget for FY 12/13, as adopted in June of 2012, is $19,006,145. The budget is separated into five budget categories; Personnel Services, Materials and Supplies, Other Services and Charges, Capital Outlay and Transfers.

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BUDGET & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY The Personnel Services portion of the Police Department FY 12/13 budget was $13,783,677; accounting for 72.52% of the total budget. Salaries and benefits for all Department employees, both uniformed and civilian are paid from this budget category.

The Materials and Supplies portion of the Police Department FY 12/13 budget is $781,375; accounting for 4.11% of the total budget. Fuel for Department vehicles, ammunition, uniforms, body armor, technical investigation supplies and all these allocations is spent on Administrative other necessary materials is paid from this Support and totals $2,396,271. The Police budget category. Department portion of the cost for Dispatch, The Other Services and Charges portion Human Resources, Finance, Facility of the Police Department FY 12/13 budget Maintenance and other City departments is $513,625; accounting for 2.70% of the is paid from this budget category. The total budget. Utilities for the five Police Police Department Insurance Assessment Department buildings is paid from this is also paid out of the Transfers and this budget category as well as maintenance year totaled $647,882. The other areas of and repair of the buildings and equipment, the Transfers cover the cost to maintain consulting and professional services, and replace the vehicle fleet. The vehicle contract services and other services and maintenance portion of the Transfers is charges incurred during the operation of $320,500 and the Fleet Lease Assessment the Department. paid is $387,815. There is also a transfer to There were no Capital expenditures fleet for $175,000 to fund the purchase of included in the Police Department FY replacement police motorcycles. 12/13 budget. Capital purchases were Although the Police Department’s budget not budgeted this year due to concerns is $19,006,145 the Department actually has regarding revenue. Capital equipment is direct control of a much smaller portion defined as those assets with a value of of that total budget. Police Personnel more than $5,000 and a life expectancy of Services expenses and allocations total at least two years. $17,711,145 and accounts for 93.19% of the The Transfers portion of the Department FY 12/13 budget is $3,927,468; accounting for 20.66% of the total budget. Transfers are the allocations to other City departments which provide services to the Police Department. The largest portion of

total budget. The remaining $1,295,000 or 6.81% of the total budget is used to purchase the necessary supplies and services to operate the Department and provide law enforcement services to the residents of Edmond. 4

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BUDGET & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY Planning & Research The Planning and Research Section worked throughout the year researching new equipment for various units and Divisions within the Department. Keeping up with the latest technology and equipment enables Officers to perform their job assignments in the safest and most efficient manner possible. One of the largest projects for this year was the search for a replacement records management system. Sara Cobb, the GIS Manager for the City of Edmond, was selected as the Project Manager and she worked with Officer Bruce Leehan on this endeavor. After several months of

very diligent work with a committee of stakeholders a contract was awarded to New World Systems at the December 20, 2012 City Council meeting. Some of the other major research projects for the Planning and Research section this year include: • Command Trailer • Off road utility vehicle for use at Arcadia Lake and the Edmond Training Center • Numerous requests for information from other agencies through the Benchmark Cities Group with whom we are a member

Crime Analysis The Crime Analysis and Intelligence Section responded to internal requests for information as well as from external sources such as City Council Members, City departments and others. Officer safety and intelligence bulletins were distributed to assist Officers in performing their duties.


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The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the follow-up investigation of criminal incidents that are reported to the Edmond Police Department. These investigations cover a wide range of crimes from simple property crimes to homicides, rapes, and other major crimes.

Investigators are trained in interviews and interrogations and receive advanced training in the investigations of white-collar crime, cyber crime, sex crimes, crimes against children, auto theft, and narcotics. CID also includes Technical Investigators who are responsible for advanced forensic crime scene investigation. Rockie Yardley and Christy Sarkey operate our digital imaging resources. Additional Patrol Officers were trained in basic Technical Investigations to assist the TI staff and provide expanded coverage for TI response.

Each Detective carried an average caseload of 159 investigations in 2012. Investigations into crimes against children and cybercrimes continued to be successful. ICAC

(Internet Crimes Against Children) investigations were conducted jointly with other agencies to track and apprehend online predators. We also actively participate in cyber-fraud and white-collar investigations with federal agencies to stop debit/credit card fraud. CID has two investigators assigned full-time to federal task forces. One is assigned to the DEA Task Force and one to the FBI’s Joint CID Supervisors reviewed more Terrorism Task Force. than 6,800 incident reports in 2012. Detective Mark Oak fills a part-time 2,072 incidents were assigned to task force role in the FBI’s Innocent Detectives for further investigation. 6

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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION Images Task Force, that investigates online child pornography. Officer Jason Kushmal is assigned to the AT&T Computer Forensic Task Force at UCO. This Task Force is sponsored by UCO and OSBI. They supply the training and equipment for computer forensic investigations at no cost to the department. Officer Kushmal applies the skills and training to examine computers, cell phones and other forms of digital media to use as evidence. He has conducted examinations for investigations of homicide, child abuse, financial fraud, and other crimes for our department as well as other departments within Oklahoma.

search warrants, and 100 arrests/charges filed. CID’s narcotics unit also seized marijuana, cocaine, meth, prescription meds, and LSD. Over $12,000 in cash was seized. DEA Task force investigations led to several arrests and the seizure of several vehicles and cash in which EPD will receive a share of the proceeds. CID continuously promotes working with, and supporting the Patrol Division. This creates an atmosphere of synergy with the Edmond Police Department.

2012 saw the prosecution of Dwight Morgan aka Bicycle Bob murder come to a successful conclusion. The defendants CID continues partnering with UCO to plead guilty to the charges and received provide a practicum program for the UCO lengthy sentences. Forensic Science Department. Students Three homicide investigations were are selected to participate and receive conducted in 2012. Charges were filed in background and training in the practical one of the cases, one was ruled justifiable, application of forensic science and crime and one case continues to be investigated. scene investigation. The students are trained by the Technical Investigators of 2012 saw the retirement on Detective Boyd Mize after more than 25 years of service. the Edmond Police Department. Sharla Bradley was promoted to Detective and

Narcotics officers conducted 192 began her training. Mellissa Taft was selected narcotics investigations, resulting in 30

to fill a Technical Investigator position. Her duties are crime scene investigations and evidence collection. Detective Marion Cain was selected as Officer of the Year by the Oklahoma Association Chiefs of Police. He was selected based on his research in bombing investigations. Detective Cain also was a speaker at the IABTI National Conference.

CID began implementing an AFIX TRACKER computer. This system allows digital scanning of collected fingerprints and comparison. As the data base grows 7



more opportunities for matches will occur and several matches were made this year. Detectives of CID continued to receive training in the areas of crimes against children, cyber crimes, arson investigation, and other areas. The Edmond Police Department Bomb Squad and Dive Team also are under the command of the CID Captain. Once again in 2012 our dive team hosted 17 students from around the world to participate in underwater explosive recovery. The program instructs Bomb Disposal Technicians, who are already certified SCUBA Divers, how to safely dispose of safe explosives or hazardous devices that have been thrown into, hidden or placed underwater.

The Underwater Explosive Recovery Specialist Course began with Bomb Disposal Technician Rockie Yardley of the Edmond Police Department back in 1996. This is the only program in the world that certifies non-military divers in underwater explosive render safe procedures. Participants came from Arkansas, Minnesota, California, Florida, Maryland, Kentucky, Connecticut and four members of the New Zealand Navy. 8

2012 Annual Report CAPTAIN TIM DORSEY

PATROL DIVISION The Patrol Division is the largest, most visible Division in the Police Department. Our primary responsibilities are to patrol the city limits of Edmond, respond to calls for service, assist its 83,712 plus residents throughout the City, and to detect and deter criminal behavior within its 87.5 square miles. We are committed to making our community a safe place to work and live.

Calls for Service by Shift in 2010: Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3

11,309 13,724 5,611

37% 45% 18%

Total CFS - 30,644

Our year ended with 81 Officers assigned to the Patrol Division: 1 Captain, 3 Lieutenants, 10 Sergeants and 67 Patrol Officers. Currently, three Officers are on light duty, and one Officer is on military leave with the possibility of 3 more being deployed in 2013. The Patrol division is divided into three Patrol Shifts, with further division for the Traffic and Motors Unit, the Arcadia Lake Patrol and the Edmond Public Schools. The Lake Patrol Officers patrol Arcadia Lake during the summer months and take the position as our School Resource Officers for the Middle and High Schools during the school semesters. The additional six Officers presently going through our Academy will help the Patrol Division cover the residential and business growth Edmond is experiencing. These Officers anticipated release for duty date is in the summer of 2013. 9

Calls for Service by Shift in 2011: Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3

11,107 13,823 6,063

36% 45% 19%

Total CFS - 30,993 Calls for Service by Shift Shift 1 11,029 Shift 2 13,942 Shift 3 5,825

in 2012: 36% 45% 19%

Total CFS - 30,796

2010 Total Officer Responses: 71,757; average of 197 calls/contacts per day.

2011 Total Officer Responses: 68,263; average of 187 calls/contacts per day.

2012 Total Officer Responses: 71,493; average of 196 calls/contacts per day.

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Number of Officer Initiated Calls & Traffic Stops

Officer Initiated Calls Traffic Stops

2010 7,716 33,397 2011 8,591 28,679 2012 7,899 32,798 Calls for Service by Shift, Officer Initiated Calls and Traffic Stops:

Dispatched Dispatched Dispatched Officer Traffic Emergency Non-Emer Total Generated Stops


Shift 1







Shift 2







Shift 3










30,796 7,899 32,798 71,493

Response Times:

The response time to emergency calls is a critical goal of the Patrol Division. Our goal is to respond within 3.5 minutes upon receiving the call from Dispatch.

Call Type:

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Emergency Calls: Non- Emergency Calls:

3:14 4:03 4:08 4:24 3:53 7:01 7:01 10:11 12:34 7:02

Because of growth in the Edmond community the goal of responding within 3.5 minutes is aggressive, but a goal we will strive to maintain in 2013. 10

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PATROL DIVISION Top Ten Calls for Service for 2012: Call Type:

1 2 3 4 5

Alarm Loud Motorist Assist Check Welfare Domestic In Progress Receive Information

4,181 1,397 1,227 1,193 1,109

6 Reckless Driver 1,018 7 Larceny 990 8 Suspicious Subjects 973 9 Disturbance Loud Noise 970 10 Transport Prisoner 724

Top Ten Calls for Service Locations for 2012: The number one location for an officer to be called to take information is the physical building of the police department 23 East First. We took 860 walk in reports at the station in 2012. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

501 W 15th Street (Coffee Creek Apts.) 400 E Danforth Road (Rolling Green Apts.) 1600 Kickingbird Road (Bryant Place Apts.) 2200 W Danforth Road (Walmart) 1225 W I-35 Frontage Road (Walmart) 601 Vista Lane (Oakridge Mobile Homes) 1920 E 2nd Street (Oxford Oaks Apts.) 777 E 15th Street (Spring Creek Apts.) 2200 W 15th St (Crest) 401 W Covell (Greens at Coffee Creek)

347 311 267 243 233 195 146 138 131 129

Arrests: Type:

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Felony 441 362 285 339 372 347 417 Misdemeanor 1,812 2,485 2,179 2,001 2,466 2,090 2,585 Total 2,253 2,847 2,464 2,340 2,838 2,437 3,002 DUI 455 442 315 321 (DUI can be considered a felony or misdemeanor) Shoplifting Arrests (from citations) 240 11




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One of our primary goals in 2012 was to reduce fatality accidents through aggressive DUI and traffic enforcement. As you can see from the information below, our officers were very successful in this goal and we are very proud of their work and achievements. In 2012, officers in the Patrol Division dramatically increased DUI arrests and traffic stops. This resulted in a several year low of only one fatality accident in our city in 2012. Great work by our Patrol Officers!

specifically assigned to the Traffic Unit. The primary responsibilities are enforcement of traffic laws and collision investigations. Of the eight Officers in the Traffic Unit, four are assigned to motorcycles and four are collision investigators. The Traffic Unit’s goals are to protect the safety of the motoring public, ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the City, and encourage the safe operation of vehicles within the City. The Traffic Unit accomplishes these goals through proactive enforcement, by responding to, and investigating traffic collisions, and by developing solutions to various traffic problem areas within the City.

Traffic congestion is one of the major concerns voiced by Edmond residents. In an effort to address traffic safety, and assist in traffic congestion relief, Edmond Police Officers will monitor traffic activities in the City The Traffic Unit pro-actively enforces very closely in 2013. traffic laws to reduce accidents, All Officers in the Patrol Division supports the Patrol Shifts by being the are tasked with conducting traffic first line of response to traffic accident enforcement and investigating traffic investigations and traffic control. The collisions. However, eight Officers are Traffic Unit Officers research, analyse

Traffic Statistics:

Incident Type

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatality Collisions 2 4 4 5 4 1 Injury Collisions 419 478 431 427 373 464 Non-Injury Collisions 1,185 1,213 1,262 1,142 1,038 1,129 Citations 19,946 21,983 19,172 20,410 15,233 13,996 Written Warnings 25,927 25,186 18,243 17,905 15,381 20,576 DUI Arrests 442 315 321 398 344 470 Traffic Stops 36,806 33,581 26,084 33,397 28,679 32,822 12

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PATROL DIVISION and evaluate traffic related problems, cause of accidents and also attend community meetings to address resident concerns regarding traffic safety issues. In 2013 the Patrol Division will continue education and enforcement efforts. Patrol Officers will continue to utilize unmarked vehicles for traffic enforcement. Unmarked units are one of the most effective tools in stopping aggressive drivers.

Top 10 Collision Locations: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Danforth Road & Kelly Avenue 40 33rd & Broadway 38 Edmond Road & Santa Fe 31 2nd & Bryant Avenue 28 15th Street & Broadway 27 15th & Bryant Avenue 26 15th Street &Lake Kelly Avenue 26 15th & Boulevard 25 Boulevard & Danforth 21 Danforth Road & Santa Fe 21

Officers from the Traffic Unit will focus on education and enforcement efforts by continuing the Traffic conducting Motorcycle Safety programs and Accident Reduction Program (TARP) aggressive traffic enforcement at high accident grant project, teaching Alive At 25, locations throughout the City.

Traffic Accident Reduction Project (TARP) also known as the Speed Reduction Project

TARP is a grant program sponsored by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO). The OHSO TARP grant pays for Officers to work overtime at designated areas throughout the City in an effort to reduce traffic collisions. Officers monitor and enforce all traffic ordinances, but pay particular attention to seat belt, child restraint, DUI and speeding violations. TARP Activity 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Hours 1,346 997.8 1,114.8 1,153.8 1,141 Contacts 5,450 3,715 4,328 4,692 4,006 Arrests 38 25 34 33 15 DUI’s 10 24 11 7 84 There was a significant increase in DUI arrests through our TARP project because in 2012 the Highway Safety Project offered additional grant money to be used specifically focusing on DUI’s. The end result for our department was a substantial increase from previous years. 13

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The Edmond Police Department Traffic Division, in partnership with the Oklahoma Safety Council and the Edmond Municipal Court, teaches the “Alive At 25� driver education program. The course is delivered in a four hour program, focusing on the behaviors and decision making that young drivers and passengers display behind the wheel. Instructors hold candid conversations with students about what can happen if they practice risky behavior, or make other poor decisions in an automobile. Some of the areas of discussion include

impaired driving, underage drinking, speeding, peer pressure, driver distractions, fatigue and the fear of being caught. Students are instructed on decision making, taking control and personal responsibility. These behaviors and implications are explored in-depth through a combination of discussions and interactive teaching tools. The course is a court-ordered directive to drivers in this category who have violated City of Edmond traffic ordinances.

Alive At 25 Activity 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Students Attended 211 571 408 373 324


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PATROL DIVISION Motorcycle Safety Classes

Motorcycle Safety Classes 2010 2011


Hours: 361 451.5 453 Motorcycle Schools: 5 7 10 Share the Road Activities: 32 42 22 In an effort to make city streets safer for all, the Edmond Police Department (EPD) has developed and implemented a motorcycle safety course which is designed to teach the motorcycle operator how to survive in traffic. Lesson plans and course curriculum for instruction are based on motorcycle skills and operating techniques which are utilized by Police Motorcycle Officers. In addition, in an effort to educate the motoring public regarding 15

the importance of realizing specific issues encountered by motorcycle operators, the EPD has initiated the ‘Share the Road’ program. The purpose of the program is to educate the motoring public about the importance of safely sharing the roadway with motorcyclists. Edmond Police Officers travel the state, conducting classes and attending motorcycle functions in an effort to promote motorcycle safety.

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PATROL DIVISION School Resource Officer (SRO) Currently, there are six Officers assigned to the Edmond Public Schools on a full-time basis. Officers are assigned to each of the high schools and Boulevard Academy as well as two to the middle schools. School Resource Officers are provided additional education and extensive training for certification. In 2012, SRO’s worked closely with the Edmond Public Schools. In an effort to increase safety and reduce problems around the schools, Officers patrolled school grounds and nearby property on a regular basis. Even though we have Officers specifically assigned to these schools other Patrol Officers make inside and outside school visits to the lower grade schools. Police presence provides the feeling of safety and visible security to the children and staff and helps maintain control. We also work closely with and assist the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Public Safety as needed.


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Arcadia Lake:

There are 26 miles of shoreline around Arcadia Lake, and the Lake Patrol Unit responds to calls for police service both on the shore and on the water. City and state laws are enforced at the lake. In 2012, Officers actively patrolled the lake paying particular attention to swimming, with a special emphasis on children swimming.

Lake Enforcement and Activity:

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Citations for Child w/o Personal Flotation Device 162 289 68 138 144 Drowning 2 -0- -0- -0- 1 17

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PATROL DIVISION Enforcement on I- 35: Activity

2009 2010 2011 2012

Hours worked 1,184 810 613 Felony Arrests 25 13 9 Misdemeanor Arrests 50 36 21 Number of Traffic Stops 1,457 1,100 735 Citations Issued 177 167 59 Written Warnings Issued 1,374 1,048 708 Assist Other Officer 120 19 11 Assist Other Agency 32 18 2 Motorist Assist 277 170 66

750 11 43 817 117 730 30 14 74

Interstate 35 is known as a primary corridor for illegal activity in the United States. In an effort to reduce criminal activity, and increase the safety of those traveling on I-35 through Edmond, Officers are assigned to work the I–35 area as available.


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PATROL DIVISION Social Host Ordinance: In an effort to reduce underage drinking the Social Host Ordinance was passed in 2007. Edmond was the first city in the state to pass such an ordinance, and since that time, many other cities in the state have passed a similar law. 2007 2008 2009 2010 201l 2012 Citations Issued: 71 42 39 10 38 34 Officers will continue to aggressively enforce the Social Host Ordinance in 2013. Continued education and enforcement of this ordinance will reduce underage drinking in Edmond, and promote a safer environment for our younger drivers.

Patrol Officer Involved Vehicle Collisions:

In 2012, Officers drove 1,345,408 miles. 2012 shows a continued reduction in Officer “At Fault� collisions in the Patrol Division. Excellent work by the Patrol Officers! Vehicle operations are one of the most dangerous tasks Officers perform, especially in emergency situations. Officers will continue annual training in vehicle operations with particular focus on emergency vehicle operations.


Officer Involved Collisions

Officer At Fault

Officer Not at Fault

2012 18 4 14 2011 7 4 3 2010 13 11 2 2009 17 10 7 2008 15 8 7 2007 13 9 4 2006 26 10 16 2005 24 12 12 19

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PATROL DIVISION Other Significant Activity: Call Type

2009 2010 2011 2012

Drug/CDS Arrests 531 729 549 799 Mental Health Calls 9 38 37 42 Suicidal Subject Calls 172 167 172 221 Attempted Suicide Calls 37 33 28 19 Auto Burglaries 543 475 530 390 Business Burglaries 81 79 50 66 Without an explanation the numbers involving mental health calls and actual incidents involving mental health issues can be confusing. A call does not always equate an incident. A call may come into 911 dispatch as “check the welfare�, but when officers arrive it is an attempted suicide, or a suicidal subject, etc. Here are the actual Mental Health Incidents as classified in our tracking system: Year Suicide Attempted Emergency All Other Suicide Detention Mental 2012

13 55 106 49

Patrol Personnel: 2007:

84 Officers in Patrol


79 Officers in Patrol


84 Officers in Patrol


80 Officers in Patrol


75 Officers in Patrol


81 Officers in Patrol


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PATROL DIVISION Patrol Division Goals for 2013:

Shift 1 Goals: 1. Increase School Visits 2. Increase Business Foot Patrols 3. Increase Traffic Contacts Shift 2 Goals: 1. 2.

Reduce Larcenies Increase Traffic Contacts

Shift 3 Goals: 1. 2.


Reduce Fatality Collisions Reduce Business and Auto Burglaries

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SPECIAL SERVICES DIVISION The Special Services Division of the Edmond Police Department is responsible for many important facets of the Department integral in our quest to provide only the best possible law enforcement services to the citizens of Edmond. These include: Jail Administration, Property & Evidence Control, Training, Records Management, Animal Welfare and Crime Prevention/Community Service. The balance of responsibilities of the Division provides internal support functions for other areas of the Edmond Police Department.

The Training Unit

The Training Unit is of the utmost importance. Staffed by a cadre of three full-time instructors and led by Sergeant Jeff Richardson, the Training Unit bears great responsibility each year providing and instructing the entire department in hundreds of hours of required in-service training and certification as well as elective

courses. In addition to their regular duties, the Training Unit also conducts the Edmond Basic Police Academy. The spring of 2012 saw the graduation of eight cadets in our second Basic Academy. This was a significant group of cadets; their combined average academic score on their final State Peace Officer certification exam was the highest 22

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ever recorded by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Lessons learned during the first and second Basic Academies helped the Training Unit organize and prepare for our third Basic Academy which began in November 2012 with six new cadets, including the first female cadet to attend one of our academies. The Academy graduated in April 2013 after receiving over 740 hours of law enforcement training in both basic and advanced skills.

Arrow Police Department and Enid Police Department in creating and conducting a new Law Enforcement Leadership Development Course. The course is designed to provide current and emerging police leaders with an educational foundation in leadership to assist them during their endeavors in the law enforcement profession. Recognizing that every police officer serves in a leadership capacity to some degree, both inside our agency and externally to our citizens, The Training Unit also played a significant the course was developed to provide role partnering with the FBI, Broken the highest quality education for officers and supervisors alike. A diverse group of 23

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SPECIAL SERVICES DIVISION officers participated in the inaugural class in October 2012 for the purposes of giving input and evaluating the program. Their recommendations and contributions will be applied to improve future classes to be more applicable to our department.

Jail Administration

2012 showed a dramatic upswing in arrests and subsequently jail bookings. A staff of nine jailers handle the individuals arrested by police officers on the three patrol shifts. 3,002 arrestees were processed through our facility during the year – a 23.2% increase from the previous year’s bookings which totaled 2,437. To further illustrate this increase, the daily intake average went from 6.69 arrestees per day to 8.26 arrestees per day. Our jail – which is actually classified as a 10day maximum Holding Facility – has only been designed to house 6 prisoners at a time. This limitation was one of the main factors in the need for a new Public Safety Center. A space in the existing jail previously utilized as storage for jail supplies was converted into a usable cell in late-2012 to help accommodate the rise in arrests, yet it still remains inadequate for our needs. As our arrests will likely increase in years to come, we look forward to the new facility with much anticipation.

Property & Evidence Control Another highly anticipated aspect of the new facility is the state-of-the-art property and evidence storage areas. The existing facility is inadequate for today’s needs and for efficient intake, management and disposition of the thousands and thousands of items of evidence and property that are booked into storage. Many items must remain in our control for decades if they are related to a particularly serious case and items required as evidence in a criminal case are often large and cumbersome to store. Items no longer needed for court purposes or which were unclaimed lost or stolen items may be disposed of after statutory requirements are met. All of these pieces of physical property must be precisely logged and tracked. Two Property Clerks maintain the inventory and chain of custody for all the items in the Property Room. There were 7,919 individual items booked into property during 2012. Drugs made up for 1,239 of those items; 106 guns were booked; 540 bookings were either cash or documents; and the balance of 6,034 was made up of other miscellaneous items. Subsequently, 3,765 items were purged from the property room in 2012. A large portion of the items which are eliminated from the inventory are picked up by and sold on an online property auction website called www. propertyroom.com. The Edmond Police Department receives a percentage of the profits from the sale of the items and there is virtually no labor by department staff involved in the process.


2012 Annual Report CAPTAIN NICKI SMITH


Animal Welfare 2012 posed yet another challenging year for the Animal Welfare staff. During the calendar year, the four Animal Welfare Officers responded to 2,420 calls for service relating to animals. These calls included locating stray animals, servicing wildlife traps, investigating reports of cruelty or neglect, investigating animal bites, handling barking dog complaints, reports of aggressive or sick animals, and a host of other miscellaneous animal-related calls. Each Animal Welfare Officer averaged 605 calls per year. When Animal Welfare Officers are not responding to calls-forservice or doing routine patrolling, they assist the three Animal Shelter Specialists in managing the animals housed at the Animal Shelter. Throughout the year, 1,790 domesticated animals were received into the shelter. The 25

majority of these were dogs and cats, with the occasional rabbit, snake or bird. Wildlife handled by the Animal Welfare staff is not included in this total. Close to 44%, or 783, of these animals found new homes through adoptions. Contrary to what many people think, the Edmond Animal Shelter, as a municipal entity, is not a no-kill shelter. For public safety concerns, in addition to the well-being of animals with certain medical conditions, we are unable to make some animals available for adoption. But, in an effort to give as many animals a chance, Edmond Animal Welfare works with notfor-profit animal rescue groups to place certain animals that would do better in a rescue environment as opposed to a shelter environment. The staff works very diligently to cross-reference lost and found reports as well as public postings both on the internet and locally in an effort to return lost pets to their rightful owners. 348 of

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Crime Prevention and Community Services

The Edmond Police Department continues to offer to the citizens of Edmond the opportunity to take a closer look inside the workings of the police department which protects their city – the Edmond Police Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). Officer Randy Payne is the facilitator of the 14week course held in the spring and fall of each year. 2012 marked the 31st and 32nd courses offered free of charge to citizens who work or reside in the city limits of Edmond. When not facilitating the CPA, Officer Payne appears before various civic and community groups as well as schools the 1,790 animals booked into the shelter and churches providing a wide array of were reunited with their owners. safety presentations tailored to fit the Partnerships with OSU School of needs of the audience. Veterinary Medicine (who perform the vast majority of spay/neuter surgeries on site), Great things will be happening within Acre View Pet Hospital (the contracted the Edmond Police Department in the veterinary clinic) and Paws for Life, Inc. near future with the construction of a new (the shelter’s volunteer partner) continue police facility, and the Special Services to assist Animal Welfare in the pursuit of its Division is excited for what this change will goals of providing quality services to both bring. We are committed to providing the people and animals in the City of Edmond. best possible support to both our internal and external customers and believe that 2013 and beyond will continue to offer our Division the opportunity to improve and enhance our services.


2012 Annual Report 2012 AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Medal of Merit Awards

K-9 Officer Officer Jonathan Vincent Neil Martin

Officer Mason Long

Officer Matt Harden

Officer Nathan Fountain

2012 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH January February March April May June 27

Officer Jeff Morefield Lieutenant Bob Pratt Officer Joseph Wells Officer Gregg Regier Officer Joe Rice Officer Josh Pratt

July August September October November December

Officer Mason Long Detective Misty Spence Sergeant Bill Gilbert Officer Neil Martin Officer Jim O’Neill Officer Chris Brown

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The Medal of Merit is presented to a EPD employee who demonstrates meritorious service that distinguishes both the employee and the Department.

The Life Saving Award may be presented to an EPD employee who is credited with saving or sustaining the lie of another human being. It may be awarded for off-duty lifesaving acts as well as on-duty incidents.

Life Saving Award

Medal of Merit

Officer Matt Harden

Officer Chad Brown

Officer Page Hussey

Officer Jason Carroll

Officer Mason Long

Officer Jon Cramer

Officer Neil Martin Officer Jonathan Vincent

Officer Kyle Cunningham Officer Jason Rigsby Officer Joseph Wells



Officer Kris Fite

Detective Tommy Evans




2012 RETIREES Detective Boyd Mize 28

2012 Annual Report GRAPHS

Edmond Census Population 120,000 97,034

100,000 81,405






34,637 16,633

20,000 -













Estimated 2011 Populations 700,000 586,208

600,000 500,000 396,101

400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0


46,177 49,908 54,953 55,671

112,112 82,276 97,904 99,908

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2012 FBI UCR / Part One Crimes 4,000 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,042 2,051

2,000 1,500




1,871 1,885

1,758 1,710 1,770

1,000 500 0

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

*green line indicates trend analysis Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Part One Crimes 1,809 1,777 2,042 2,051 1,943 1,871 1,885 1,758 1,710 1,770

Since 2003 there has been a slight decrease of 2.16% in UCR Part-One Crimes. 30

2012 Annual Report GRAPHS

Reported UCR Part-One Crimes for 2012

January February March April May June July August September October November December 2012 Totals 2011 Totals

Aggravated Homicide Rape Robbery Assault 0 2 2 7 0 1 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 5 1 1 3 8 0 2 1 5 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 3 3 2 1

12 7

20 17

51 34

Violent Crime Total B&E Larceny 11 21 100 6 25 94 4 32 92 8 19 107 13 25 120 8 34 120 10 21 118 2 19 132 7 20 114 4 34 108 5 35 107 7 18 118 85 59

303 311

1,330 1,280

Vehicle Theft *Arson 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 4 0 3 1 7 0 11 0 4 0 5 0 4 2 3 1 47 55

5 5

Gross Part-One Crimes increased 3.51% from 2011 to 2012

Total Part-One Crime Rate 2012 Population: 83,712 2011 Population: 82,276

Crimes/1,000 Population: Crimes/1,000 Population:

Part-One Crime Rate increased 1.73% from 2011 to 2012

21.14 20.78

Part-One Violent Crime Rate 2012 Population: 83,712 2011 Population: 82,276

Crimes/1,000 Population: Crimes/1,000 Population:

1.02 0.72

Part-One Violent Crime Rate increased 41.60% from 2011 to 2012

Part-One Property Crime Rate 2012 Population: 83,712 2011 Population: 82,276

Crimes/1,000 Population: Crimes/1,000 Population:

20.13 20.07

Part-One Property Crime Rate increased 0.31% from 2011 to 2012

* Estimated 2012 population based on data from U.S. Census Bureau.


Property Crime Month Total Totals 121 132 121 127 126 130 129 137 149 162 158 166 146 156 162 164 138 145 147 151 148 153 140 147 1,685 1,651

1,770 1,710

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Violent Crime Statistics Violent Crimes are composed of Homicide, Robbery, Rape, and Aggravated Assault Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Totals

2011 1 4 4 3 5 5 6 5 8 5 7 6 59

Percent of Change from 2011 to 2012

2012 11 6 4 8 13 8 10 2 7 4 5 7 85 44.07%

Property Crime Statistics Property Crimes are composed of Burglary, Larceny, Vehicle Theft, and Arson Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Totals

2011 126 85 127 124 139 174 139 159 163 147 133 135 1651

Percent of Change from 2011 to 2012

2012 121 121 126 129 149 158 146 162 138 147 148 140 1685 2.06%


2012 Annual Report GRAPHS

2012 FBI UCR / Part Two Crimes 10,000 9,000 8,000 7,000 6,000 5,000



4,430 4,581


4,000 3,773



3,820 3,109


2,000 1,000 0

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

*green line indicates trend analysis Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Part-Two Crimes 4,038 3,773 4,660 4,430 4,581 4,186 3,677 3,820 3,109 3,605

Since 2003 Reported Part-Two Crimes have decreased 10.7% overall 33

Edmond Police Department GRAPHS

Reported FBI Part-Two Crimes 2012 Other Assaults Forgery Counterfeiting Fraud Embezzlement Stolen Property Vandalism Weapons Prostitution Sex Offenses Drug Abuse Gambling Domestic/Family Offenses D.U.I. Liquor laws Drunkeness Disorderly Conduct All other Offenses Curfew and Loitering Runaways Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 29 39 20 33 38 35

Jul 21

Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 23 29 21 23 29

2012 340

2011 300















35 2 6 34 6 0 8 52 0

22 1 2 24 7 0 4 72 0

38 7 3 23 2 0 4 38 0

23 5 1 26 4 0 9 44 0

36 5 1 27 4 0 10 58 0

24 3 2 32 3 0 8 61 0

34 4 5 32 3 0 8 52 0

33 4 2 31 5 0 7 61 0

30 7 1 38 3 0 7 47 0

30 4 1 20 3 0 3 56 0

23 3 1 17 7 0 6 65 0

31 5 2 22 2 0 4 53 0

359 50 27 326 49 0 78 659 0

287 35 30 307 45 0 49 482 0















50 11 23 3 56

42 3 28 11 48

33 7 28 5 62

34 5 30 1 55

37 11 33 6 50

39 7 44 0 55

35 7 33 2 60

33 7 41 2 49

45 12 36 1 43

31 8 21 1 45

37 5 21 5 46

33 3 22 3 46

449 86 360 40 615

345 67 294 39 679















4 324

7 317

4 281

10 290

6 335

7 329

6 309

3 312

6 313

8 256

7 271

4 268

72 3,605

57 3,109

Gross Part-Two Crimes increased 15.9% from 2011 to 2012

Part-Two Crime Rate 2012 Population: 2011 Population:

83,712 82,276

Crimes/1,000 Population: Crimes/1,000 Population:

43.06 37.79

Part-Two Crime Rate* increased 13.96% from 2011 to 2012 * Estimated 2012 population based on data from U.S. Census Bureau.


2012 Annual Report GRAPHS

2012 Jail Bookings 8,000 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000

3,021 2,788 2,909

2,456 2,402



2,464 2,340


1,000 0

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

*green line indicates trend analysis

Since 2003, arrest bookings have increased 22.4% overall.

During 2012, the average number of arrestees booked per day was 8 and the rated capacity of our facility is 6.


Edmond Police Department GRAPHS

2012 Dispatched Calls for Service 55000 50000 45000 40000 33,337

35000 30000

31,572 33,014

32,406 30,896 30,000 30,176


30,993 30,796 30,644

20000 15000 10000 5000

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

*green line indicates trend analysis

2012 Officer Generated Calls 25000



10000 5,928 5000

6,225 6,190





8,591 5,499

4,135 0

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016


2012 Annual Report GRAPHS

2012 Traffic Stops 70000




36,799 30,309













2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

*green line indicates trend analysis


Edmond Police Department 2012 QUARTERLY TOTAL TRAINING HOURS Q1: 6,764.00

Q2: 3,297.75

Q3: 2,990.50

Q4: 4,375.75

TOTAL: 17,428.00


2012 Annual Report


The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to provide residents with a better understanding about what a police officer does on a daily basis, as well as, to provide information about the Edmond Police Department. The Edmond Police Department has conducted 30 Citizens Police Academies since its inception in February 1997.

Edmond Citizens Police Academy Alumni

CPA BOARD MEMBERS Gloria Tate Steve Pierce Gene Duck J.L. Fuller Fred Thorwart



Chairperson: Mr. Aubrey King Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Nick Massey Secretary: Ms. Charlotte Nutt Treasurer: Mr. Ron Nutt

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The Police Department would like to recognize our own Citizens Police Academy Alumni for all of their hard work and dedication to the employees of the Edmond Police Department. The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association has several activities every year including the Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Banquet and several family picnics for our employees and families. They also provide thousands of pounds of candy that our officers hand out for the downtown Halloween celebration. The service they provide for the Edmond Police Department is invaluable and we all appreciate their efforts very much.




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