Page 133

POLICE DESCRIPTION The Suffolk Police Department is committed to law enforcement excellence and public service through partnership with the community. The Department seeks to improve the quality of life for citizens by focusing on the primary responsibilities of suppression of crime, apprehension of criminal offenders, and recovery of property, while providing proactive crime prevention and community policing services. FY 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Continued addressing criminal/traffic trends and patterns through monthly Comp Stat meetings.

Implemented a new Chiefs Challenge to address distracted driving.

Achieved forensic reaccreditation from the International Organization for Standardization, American National Standards Institute.

Completed multiple active shooter presentations and participated in a large scale exercise at Kings Fork High School.

Utilized unmanned aircraft systems to monitor high risk search warrant entries and traffic assessment.


To maintain or achieve accreditation/reaccreditation for the police department including communications and forensics. (Public Safety)

To engage officers in various training programs including mental health and crisis intervention, leadership and succession planning, and specialized training based on internal needs assessments. (Public Safety)

To implement the citizen academy and related outreach programs in conjunction with the department of Fire & Rescue, Sheriff’s Department, and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. (Civic Engagement and Responsive City Services)

STATISTICS/PERFORMANCE MEASURES Average Response Time (Priority 1 Calls) Clearance Rate (Part I Offenses) Motor Vehicle and Traffic Enforcement: Traffic Citations DUI Arrests Motor Vehicle Crashes Traffic Fatalities

FY 18 Actual 5:52 22%

FY 19 Projected 5:40 28%

FY 20 Estimate 5:44 28%

11,745 358 2,511 9

13,666 460 2,708 10

12,440 409 2,608 10


Profile for City of Suffolk, Virginia

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget  

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget