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2015 Flagstaff Police Department Annual Report

Project Manager Jennifer Brown


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Table of Contents Mission Statement ....................................................................................................................................................................2 Message from the Chief ..........................................................................................................................................................3 Command Staff Organizational Chart..................................................................................................................................5 Vision Statement ......................................................................................................................................................................6 Organizational Goals ...............................................................................................................................................................7 Organizational Chart ...............................................................................................................................................................9 Office of Professional Standard ......................................................................................................................................... 10 Awards and Recognitions .................................................................................................................................................... 13 Personnel Demographics..................................................................................................................................................... 20 Police Employees per 1,000 Citizens ................................................................................................................................. 25 Field Operations – Patrol Division .................................................................................................................................... 26 Traffic Enforcement ............................................................................................................................................................. 41 Emergency Services .............................................................................................................................................................. 46 Criminal Investigations ........................................................................................................................................................ 52 Part One Crime Statistics ................................................................................................................................................... 63 Street Crime Task Force ...................................................................................................................................................... 66

Community Relations……………………………………………………………………………………69 Support Services Organizational Chart ............................................................................................................................. 74 Emergency Communications .............................................................................................................................................. 75 Records ................................................................................................................................................................................... 78 Special Services ...................................................................................................................................................................... 82 Promotions............................................................................................................................................................................. 83 Retired Employees ................................................................................................................................................................ 84

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 The mission of the Flagstaff Police Department is to protect and preserve life, property, public order and the rights of the individual, by providing exemplary service through the establishment of a partnership of shared responsibility, support and trust with law abiding members of the community.

We value life - preserving life is our highest priority. We value the Constitution - it provides equal and enforceable standards for all. We value integrity – we recognize integrity as the basis for mutual respect and trust. We value service - by providing exemplary service we enhance our credibility and establish trust with the community. We value quality of life - We value our role in promoting an environment that enables people to preserve or enhance their quality of life through a partnership of shared responsibility and trust.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 It is with pleasure and pride that I present to you the 2015 Flagstaff Police Department annual report. This past year has been a year of great progress for both the Police Department and the community. A number of initiatives identified in the department’s strategic plan were accomplished in 2015, partnerships with the community were strengthened, crime rates in both violent crime and property crime categories fell significantly, use of force and citizens’ complaints continued a downward trend, and turnover in both patrol and dispatch decreased the second half of 2015. The Flagstaff Police Department remains very committed to enhancing public trust through the development and nurturing of partnerships throughout our community. In 2015, we completed the selection and formation of a Citizens Liaison Committee, (CLC). The CLC, consisting of 14 citizens representing numerous populations and special interest groups started meeting monthly. The group also met in retreat to develop a strategic plan, and in December, hosted our first public open house to educate the community on the formation of the committee and gather input from citizens for future initiatives. The Flagstaff Police Department once again presented two Citizens Police Academies to the public, and supported community engagement through National Night Out, the Law Enforcement Toy Drive and numerous other community events. Our commitment to community policing is also illustrated objectively through a 14.5% increase in public speaking presentations, a 17.6% increase in volunteer hours donated, and a 92% increase in community support meetings held by members of the police department in 2015. The community enjoyed unprecedented drops in both violent and property crime in Flagstaff in 2015. Violent crime fell 5.4% compared to 2014, and property crime fell 12.8%. I recognize that many influences are at play when it comes to crime rates, and thus will never take full responsibility for either a rise or drop in crime. I do strongly believe however, that the police can and do make a difference with regard to reducing crime in the community. I believe our strategies in 2015 worked and in 2016, we will continue to invest in Compstat, meeting monthly to closely review crime trends and develop specific strategies to address crime in the community. Data based decisions will continue to be made in the allocation of our limited resources, and we will continue to develop relationships in the community to assist us in addressing and preventing crime in the upcoming year. Your police department is continuing to closely monitor the very few individual categories where traffic collisions and specific crime increased in 2015. We experienced a 13% increase in traffic collisions in 2015. This increase has been a topic of conversation each Compstat meeting this year. With hotel vacancy rates down in Flagstaff, and tourism and visitors to our community up, it is probable there are more vehicles on our roads than past years. We have attempted to address the increase in traffic collisions through effective enforcement initiatives, and traffic enforcement as represented by both traffic citations and warnings increased in 2015. Page 3


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Sexual assaults increased by 25%, (8 more incidents than 2014). This is a complicated statistic, as on one hand, research reveals that sexual assaults are significantly under reported, and many of our initiatives are designed to assure victims feel comfortable reporting these incidents. We will once again closely monitor this trend in 2016 and continue to work with our many partners to assure public education occurs and that our officers and investigators are well trained and committed to compassionately assisting our victims. Through the support of the City Manager’s Office, Mayor and Council, the Flagstaff Police Department was able to institute a salary restructure for patrol and dispatch in July of 2015. This initiative as well as several other programs previously instituted resulted in significant improvements in employee retention the second half of 2015. By year end, we were fully staffed in patrol, a luxury we haven’t experienced in over six years. Dispatch retention has also significantly improved in this same time frame. We also completed a project of equipping all uniformed officers with body cameras in 2015. In 2015, we continued to see a decline in citizen’s complaints, resulting in a 22% reduction compared to 2014. We also experienced a 19% reduction in use of force incidents. While these declines are consistent with similar reductions in other agencies who have equipped officers with body cameras, we also believe our efforts in training our officers on cultural sensitivity, procedural justice, verbal judo techniques and our emphasis on compassionate policing have also helped contribute to these reductions. With all of these positives, we look forward to moving into 2016, secure in the knowledge the City we serve is supportive of our efforts to keep Flagstaff safe, and willing to work with us in keeping it that way.

Kevin D. Treadway Chief, Flagstaff Police Department

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Chief of Police Kevin D. Treadway

Professional Standards

Sgt. Wright

Field Operations

Deputy Chief Miller

Lt. Scott Mansfield Detectives Lt. Frank Higgins - Patrol Lt. Lance Roberts - Patrol Lt. Paul Lasiewicki Patrol

Support Services

Deputy Chief Musselman

Irene Hunkler Emergency Communications Manager

Jennifer Brown Support Services Manager

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The Flagstaff Police Department will be a model public safety agency, committed to public service first, through professional, effective and equitable enforcement of federal, state and local laws. To fulfill this vision, the Flagstaff Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and to the development of its members through effective training and leadership, and to ensure its members are cared for both physically and mentally. Through this mission and vision we achieve our Department Motto of “Ad Honorem,” meaning “in honorable service of others, without expectation of personal gain.”

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Property Crime: Improve security for the citizens of Flagstaff by addressing the high rate of property crimes . 2015 Goal: Reduce property crimes to be within 20% of the Na tional Benchm ark in CY 15. The National Benchmark is at 27.31 property crimes per 1,000 r esidents. 2015 Actual: CY 15 consisted of 38 property crimes r eported and investigated per 1,000 residents, a decrease from the 45 in CY 14. This repr esents a 13% decrease from 2014 . We continue to work toward achieving the National Benchmark. 2015 Goal: M aintain the current outstanding clearance rate for Property Crimes in compar ison to the National B enchmark of 19.7% by identifying and aggr essively pursuing pros ecution of repeat offenders while maximizing use of Pr operty Crimes Detectives to employ intelligence -led policing. 2015 Actual: In CY 15 the Property Crime clearance r ate was 39%, which is 19% higher than the National Benchmark of 19.7% . Goals to Enhanc e Quality of Life: Enhance the quality of life for Flagstaff’s citizens by expanding our community policing philosophy of promoting partnerships of shared responsibility, support and trust with law abid ing members of the community. 2015 Goal: A 5% incr ease in participation in all community policing progr ams from CY 14. 2015 Actual: In 201 5, we conducted 269 community support meetings resulting in a 92% incr eas e. 2015 Goal: A 5% r eduction in public intoxicant contacts from CY 1 4 (2,793). 2015 Actual: In CY 15 we had 2,871 public intoxicants, an incr eas e of 2.8% 2015 Goal: M aintain Part II drug arrest s to exceed the National Benchmark of 4.9 arrests per 1,000 r esidents. 2015 Actual: Arrests for Part II drug offens es resulted in 8.7 arr ests per 1,000 residents . Goals to Enhance Community Safety: I mprove community s afety by collabor ating with agency partners and the community, while fully utilizing all investigating res ources, prosecution and disposition of all Part I crimes and domestic violence cases. 2015 Goal: Maintain a clearance rate for Part I violent crimes in order to meet the National B enchmark of 48.1% for CY 15 . Page 7


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 2015 Actual: The clearance rate for Part I violent crime in CY15 was 84%. 2015 Goal: Reduce Part I violent crimes to me et the National Benchmark of 3. 68 per 1,000 residents through incr eased enforcement activities by patrol officers. 2015 Actual: CY 15 had 246 violent crimes , for a r ate of 3.57 per 1,000 residents matching the National B enchmark . CY 15 had a 6% decrease from CY 1 4. CY 14 violent crimes wer e 261. 2015 Goal: Reduce domestic vio lence incidents by 5% from CY 14 . 2015 Actual: In CY 1 5 1,672 domestic violence i ncidents wer e inves tigated, an in crease of 0.32%. Goals to Reduce Collisions: Collision Reduc tion: Promote tr affic safety on Flagstaff’s str eets by identifying and targeting the caus es of motor vehicle collisions and providing highly vis ible deterr ents. 2015 Goal: Reduce collision s by 5% from CY 08 (3,129 collisions) and ma intain this number th rough CY 15. 2015 Actual: In 2015 we investigated 2, 860 traffic collisions which is a 9% r eduction from CY 08 numbers. 2015 Goal: M aintain CY 08 level of DUI arrests to exceed the National Benchmark of 4.7 DUI arrests per 1,000 residents. 2015 Actual: In CY1 5 - 586 DUI arr ests wer e made for an arr est rate of 8.5 per 1,000 residents. Responsiveness: 2015 Goal: Assure res ponse time to priority one calls remain below the National Benchmark of 5. 73 minutes. 2015 Actual: in CY15 our average response t ime to pr iority one calls was 4.32 minutes. 2015 Goal: Achieve a 5% reduction in sustained complaints from CY09 (13 sustained complaints). 2015 Actual: In CY15, 4 complaints were sustained a 22% r eduction from 2014 . 2015 Goal: M aintain CY 08 positive customer service sur vey rates that exceed the National Benchmark of 77%. 2015 Actual: In CY15, the pos itive respons e rate on customer ser vice surveys was 88%.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 The Office of Professional Standards is staffed with one Patrol Sergeant. Working directly for the Chief of Police, this Sergeant is responsible for coordinating and overseeing professional standards investigations, shooting investigations, audits and inspections, pre-employment background investigations, drug screening policies, administrative research projects and the review of use of force reports. Hiring Over 176 applications were accepted for sworn officer positions, including recruits and lateral positions. Twenty-five pre-employment background investigations were conducted resulting in the hiring of 12 police officers. Qualified applicants proceeded through the application process which includes a written examination, physical agility test, oral board interviews and an extensive background check. Thirty-seven extensive civilian pre-employment background investigations were conducted, 13 civilians and three interns were hired to work in the Emergency Communications, Detectives and Records Divisions. Pre-Academy orientation was conducted in 2015 for 12 police officer recruits. The orientations provide information on what to expect as a recruit in the police academy. It is instructed by the Office of Professional Standards Sergeant with the assistance of Special Enforcement Officers. Internal Affairs The Office of Professional Standards Sergeant accepts, assigns, tracks and investigates external and internal complaints regarding employee misconduct. The Department thoroughly investigates all complaints involving employees in order to preserve public confidence in the police. All investigations are conducted in accordance with applicable department standards and the law. In most cases, the supervisor of the employee conducts the investigations into the alleged misconduct. The Office of Professional Standards investigates allegations of serious misconduct and those that are complex in nature. The command staff, including the Chief, reviews all citizen complaints and Internal Affairs investigations to approve the findings. All complainants are contacted at the conclusion of the investigation. In 2015, one-hundred twenty-two (18 for dispatching critically injured animals) “Use of Force Reports� were completed by officers. All of the reported incidents but one (1) was deemed within policy. The Department investigated 54 citizen complaints in 2015 (down from 70 in 2014 23%) and received 76 commendation letters from citizens and other organizations.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Disposition of Citizen Complaints Disposition

Number

Percent

Sustained

4

7.4%

Partially Sustained

12

22.2%

Unfounded

32

59.2%

Exonerated

2

3.7%

Not Sustained

3

5.5%

Withdrawn

1

1.9%

Total

54

100%

Citizen Complaints by Ethnic Origin of Complainant Asian 0%

Unknown 0%

Hispanic African American

Native American 15%

African American 6%

Caucasian

Native American Hispanic 5%

Caucasian 74%

Asian Unknown

Caucasian

40

74.10%

Hispanic

3

5.50%

African American

3

5.50%

Native American

8

14.90%

Asian

0

0%

Unknown

0

0%

Total

54

100%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Disposition of Internal Affairs Investigation Complaints

Unfounded, 56%

Sustained Unfounded Sustained, 44%

Disposition

Number

Percent

Sustained

4

44.4%

Unfounded

5

55.6%

Total

9

100%

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ANNUAL AWARDS

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 2015 City Managers Excellence Award Detective Nick Jacobellis

Detective Jacobellis has been with the Police Department for over 10 years. In the last year alone he investigated over 313 felony cases. Recently he was the lead investigator on two very serious crimes against children, one in which a step-father abused a three-month old. This case required several trips to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to complete the investigation and confer with the victim’s mother. The second investigation involved a fatal car accident in a parking lot with a four year old victim. Nick did everything possible on these cases to accommodate the victims and their families. Nick was also point on a large scale fraud case, a $1.8 million gold and bullion scheme with dozens of victims. In addition to his dedication to being a detective, he finds additional time to train and qualify the officers of the department as a firearms instructor. Nick’s dedication to our mission, teamwork, and attention to detail made him worthy of this recognition.

2015 City Managers Excellence Award Lieutenant Paul Lasiewicki Lieutenant Paul Lasiewicki was honored along with several other City staff members for their dedicated service to all City employees through the Customer Service Team. The team organized recognition events for City Staff. They team has taken the Team Flagstaff motto of we make the City better and been leaders in our organization in the areas of rewards and recognition, training, employee survey and customer service best practices.

2015 VFW Officer of the Year Detective Casey Rucker Detective Casey Rucker has been employed with the Flagstaff Police Department for over 14 years. He began in patrol and was promoted to Corporal/Detective in 2005. His file is full of commendations for his quick actions to include jumping into a motor home that was on fire and driving it away from the gas pumps, to catching burglars who ran from him. He has received accolades for his attention to detail and investigative skills, which have led to numerous convictions of violent offenders. Casey is actively involved in training both our officers and those of other agencies. During his tenure Casey has served in several specialty assignments including: Crime Free Multi-housing, Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force, and Field Training Officer. He is a board member of the Page 14


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Arizona Homicide Investigators Association, as well as a member of the Multi-Agency Shoot Team and SWAT Team. Casey is the senior detective in our Criminal Investigations Division, where his work performance is outstanding and his positive attitude is unparalleled. He worked over 180 cases last year, with the majority of them being death investigations, sex crimes, and violent felonies. Recently, he was one of the lead investigators in a series of automated bomb threat calls to our local schools. He wrote over 30 warrants and subpoenas on the case leading to a suspect living in New York. He worked with the FBI and New York Police Department, and ultimately assisted in the interview and arrest of the primary suspect. Casey also assisted closely with the multiple victims shooting on the NAU Campus. Casey works tirelessly to arrest the criminals while still giving the best possible customer service to the law abiding citizens. He goes out of his way to assist his fellow detectives on their cases as well. Casey embodies the best of the law enforcement profession and it is our honor to have him named as the VFW Officer of the Year.

Lifesaving Award Officer Scott Ingram

On April 30, 2015, at 0235 hours, Officer Scott Ingram responded to a toner call of a train pedestrian collision in which the pedestrian had lost his leg. Upon his arrival, Ingram climbed through the train to get to the victim, and discovered his leg was severed just below the knee, and he was bleeding profusely. Ingram directed medical personnel to arrive on the Industrial side of the train to be closer to the patient. Ingram began applying pressure to the wound, directing a trailing officer to grab the medical kit from the patrol car. With the medical kit, Ingram applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg as he was crying in pain, explaining to him that although it was painful it was necessary to try and save his life. Ingram kept the victim alert by talking to him and asking him questions, while he tightened the tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Medical personnel stated that Ingram’s quick actions likely saved the victims life. Ingram’s actions exemplify the Flagstaff Police Department’s mission and vision of protecting and saving lives.

Lifesaving Award Officer Kory Wilcox and Corporal Collin Seay On May 2, 2015 officers responded to a report of a man hanging on the edge of a bridge on the west side of Country Club Drive over I-40. Upon arrival the subject explained he had recently lost his job and he expressed his desire to kill himself. As other officers arrived on scene, the subject moved himself closer to the edge of the overpass. The distance to the ground was estimated to be approximately 40-feet, making a fall from that height potentially lethal. Page 15


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As Officer Wilcox negotiated with the man, Corporal Seay exposed himself to danger as he approached the man from behind and with a quick and decisive move seized the man from the edge of the bridge and overcame his struggles as he and others pulled the man over the guard rail to safety. The man continually yelled at the officers that they were wasting their time and that he wanted to kill himself. Nevertheless, all involved officers approached the man with empathy, expressing to him that they hoped he received help and overcame his depression. As it is the primary mission of the Flagstaff Police Department to protect and preserve life, the actions of Seay and Wilcox are worthy of recognition. They placed themselves at risk of serious injury to save the life of a fellow citizen.

Meritorious Service Officers Melissa Seay and Dustin Eberhardt

On September 13, 2015 at approximately 0330 hours, Officers Seay and Eberhardt responded to a call of a person wanting to commit suicide by cop. They quietly approached the residence posting up behind a block wall for cover. They could hear the female subject being irate on the phone. The female then walked from the rear of the residence, holding the gun in a raised position. She walked within 20 to 30 yards of the officers. Both Officers began to give her verbal commands to drop the gun and shined their lights in her eyes trying to impact her sight ability. The female cursed at the officers, telling them to turn off their lights and get out of there. After a couple more steps towards the officers, she turned around and went back behind her house. A few seconds later she chose to end her own life with the firearm. Although we were unable to preserve a life in this instance, both Officers showed exemplary restraint in not using deadly force to stop the perceived threat to their own lives. Their actions are certainly in line with our mission of protecting and preserving life and property.

2015 Exchange Club Officer of the Year Officer Sarah Croswhite

Officer Sarah Croswhite was hired in November of 2011. She has excelled in the patrol division as evidence by the high marks she has received on her yearly evaluations. She led her patrol squad most months with higher than average activity including DUI enforcement and other arrest categories. Her reports and investigations were exemplary and her attitude Page 16


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 infectious. In March of 2014 Sarah was faced with a major life changing event. She accepted her position and situation with grace and courage. Despite the additional stress and hardships, she came to work as often as possible on a limited duty status and assisted the Professional Standards Office with conducting background investigations on potential dispatchers and police officers and worked with Detectives on sex offender cases and other overflow assignments. Sarah could have remained at home focusing on her own situation leaving the work for others to do and no one would have blamed her. But Sarah chose to remain the caliber of officer that this department has come to know. She worked hard, endured and overcame adversity to regain her life and career. By the summer of 2015, Sarah was back in uniform assisting the Traffic unit with enforcement and accident investigations. She recently became a member of our Collision Reconstruction Team. By September 2015 she was back on her Patrol Squad and again showing other officers the way this job is done and what it means to be a professional law enforcement officer in the community of Flagstaff, AZ. Sarah is an asset to this department and our community and an example to her fellow officers not only here in Flagstaff but statewide.

2015 Mothers against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year Officer Kevin Sapp Officer Kevin Sapp has aided in reducing the driving under the influence (DUI) problem within the city by first becoming certified in Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), to further his investigative skills. He has also received his Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) certification, as well as becoming a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Officer Sapp aspires to become an instructor for each of these certifications and is continuing his education as often as possible related to the apprehension of DUI drivers. Officer Sapp is often called on by his peers regarding his DRE skills and always willing to offer assistance. Officer Sapp was individually responsible for apprehending at least 26 impaired drivers from January 2014 through September 2015. Officer Sapp is a constant professional when preparing, presenting, and testifying in court during trials related to his impaired driving arrests. Officer Sapp is articulate and well versed in articulating his observations and reasons for his stops and arrests. He uses his experience and training to solidify his probable cause for arrests. He is constantly searching for possible impaired operators and his activity and testimony as stated above is evidence of his dedication to ensuring impaired drivers are contacted and removed from our community roadways, keeping with the Flagstaff Police Department Mission of preserving life and protecting property.

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2015 FOP Officer of the Year Sgt. Matt Wright

Sergeant Matt Wright has dedicated over 19 years of service to the Flagstaff community. He has completed assignments in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, SWAT Team, and the Office of Professional Standards. Matt produces a high level of quality work that many employees are not aware of. His file is full of accolades and commendations. Matt is a great ambassador for our department by his community outreach. He has taught classes to Coconino High School students, new recruits at the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy, and at Northern Arizona University. Any spare time he has is spent coaching little league baseball. Matt is currently responsible for conducting back ground investigations on every applicant being considered for employment with our Department. Matt brought our department into the cutting edge of hiring a new generation by implementing NTN testing for applicants. This allows applicants to take the written test in other states but have their passing scores submitted to our department to further their process, increasing our applicant pool. Matt also spear headed the implementation of the red flag warning system for our department. This system is designed to help save an officer’s career with early intervention by the department before the officer makes a career ending decision. From the implementation of this system, the department saw great success in 2015 in its reduction of use of force incidents as well as citizen complaints. Matt continues to run the Flagstaff Police Department Taser program and he is the department’s master instructor. Matt has been involved in the highly necessary but less glamorous side of police work as well, preparing and testifying before personnel boards and at revocation hearings at Arizona Post. Matt has also prepared numerous reports including audits on overtime expenses, quarterly performance measures on his office, in depth investigations into serious misconduct cases, city council reports, numerous liquor license applications and presentations to city council. His own work on background investigations has passed rigorous annual audits. As a testament to Matt’s work quality, he has received four outstanding ratings on his last four annual evaluations. We are honored to have Matt recognized as the Fraternal Order of Police Officer of the Year.

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2015 Flagstaff Police Department Officer of the Year

Officer Kevin Sapp has been employed by the Flagstaff Police Department since May of 2013. His work ethic and professional attitude show his dedication to our department and our community. He is currently serving as a Field Training Officer and a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Kevin is the perfect combination of a proactive police officer and a quality investigator. According to his supervisors, he is consistently one of the top producers of all facets of police work on every shift. His police reports are at the level of an experienced investigator, always thorough and complete. Kevin led the Flagstaff Police Department in driving under the influence enforcement by being committed to making Flagstaff’s streets safer during every shift. In January of 2015, Kevin attended the DRE School in Prescott, Arizona, where he led his peers in academics. Upon completion of the 90 hour certification, he led the department in the number of DRE enforcement evaluations that he completed. During his last yearly evaluation he had arrested 42 impaired drivers for the year, with 15 arrests while working on a dayshift. He was formally recognized for his DUI enforcement by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Kevin demonstrates a working knowledge of the Flagstaff Police Department’s Mission Statement by his efforts in DUI enforcement and patrol work in general. He is an example for his peers to emulate and therefore was selected as the Flagstaff Police Department Officer of the Year.

2015 Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association Officer of the Year

Michael Slayton started with the Police Department in February of 1997. He served as a patrol officer, Crime Free Multi-Housing Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, Patrol Corporal and became a Detective in 2009. Detective Slayton’s file has dozens of commendations and letters praising him for his customer service and performance. His fellow detectives have witnessed Slayton taking the time to teach and assist other employees with questions or concerns. They have also observed Detective Slayton's care and passion for the job as he goes above and beyond what is required from a peace officer within our agency. As an example, while working a recent overdose investigation Detective Slayton showed the parents of a son who had a drug problem a high level of compassion during the investigation. He understands that communication is key and a necessary tool to an investigator. Detective Slayton has always been available to assist with matters after hours and he prides himself by putting his best work forward. For these efforts he was selected as the by the Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association as their Officer of the year. Page 19


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2015 Flagstaff Police Department Civilian Employee of the Year/Val Hernandez Excellence Award Justin Young was originally hired in November of 2011 as a Police Officer. He successfully completed the police academy, field training and his probationary period. Justin excelled as a patrol officer and was extremely happy to work for and protect the community he grew up in. In 2012, Justin suffered an injury. He continued to work as a police officer in a light duty capacity. During this time he was assigned to the criminal investigations division in which he spearheaded the sex offender program. Ultimately Justin was unable to return to work and took a medical retirement. Justin loved this police department and wanted to continue his career in any way he could. He briefly took an outside job but was not able to stay away for very long as he wanted to be a part of the Flagstaff Police Department family. In November of 2014 Justin was re-hired as an administrative assistant. In January of 2015 Justin was promoted to the position of training coordinator, which he currently holds. Justin put his passion for this agency into ensuring that our officers receive top notch training. In 2015, Justin’s first year as training coordinator, our officers benefited in a 7% rise in total training, 1100 hours more than the previous year. In advanced officer training alone our department saw a rise of over 2500 hours in more training (46% increase). Justin’s work ethic in these two areas alone shows his desire to promote this police agency and support its officers. Justin takes a personal role in those high liability areas of most concern including firearms and high rick stops. Additionally Justin was instrumental in transforming our annual awards ceremony into a semi-formal yearly event that is extremely well attended and highly spoken of. Early on, Justin became a very critical partner in making the event a success. In 2014 our agency suffered a tragic loss with the death of Officer Tyler Stewart. Justin took it upon himself to assist Tyler’s father Frank during this most difficult time. Justin completed hundreds of tasks that if not for him the family would have to arrange. Justin was immensely helpful to Tyler’s family and to this day still takes his own time to meet with the family. The example that Justin has set to his fellow employees in this respect is simply extraordinary. Overall, Justin works harder than most to make this agency a better place for its employees to work. Whether it’s coordination for advanced training in the Cooper Auditorium, set up and coordination at the firearms range, or just simply being present for proficiency training Justin works extremely hard for the Flagstaff Police Department and the success of its employees. Justin is a true ambassador for this department and is a key component of its success and future, and for these reasons he is awarded the Valerie Hernandez Excellence Award.

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2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Taylor Boyer started her association with the Flagstaff Police Department as an intern. She quickly made herself a valuable asset in the Detective Division where she worked with investigators on cases ranging from sex assaults to a triple homicide. Her presence in the Division was constant – putting in over twice the amount of hours necessary to complete the internship. Taylor earned an exceptional evaluation for her work during this time. Upon completion of the required internship, Taylor asked that she be transferred to volunteer status to continue working with detectives in high profile cases. This request was granted and Taylor continued her positive presence. Despite no longer being required to work at the Police Department, having a busy school schedule, and working on the weekends – Taylor volunteered over 330 hours in the last several months. I believe this level of commitment is well deserving of our annual volunteer of the year award.

2015 Community Champion Award Mr. Rick Friday The Community Champion Award is given to a person/business/entity that goes above and beyond in nurturing intra community relationships that help reduce conditions that contribute to crime within the City of Flagstaff. On June 30, 2015, at shortly after 2:00 a.m., Rick Friday had walked outside his apartment at 3400 Kofa to take his trash out. As he exited his apartment, Rick’s attention was drawn to a loud noise he heard in the apartment complex’s parking lot. As he investigated the noise, Rick saw two young men standing next to a car that he recognized as belonging to his neighbor. When Rick confronted the two juveniles, one of the young men told Rick that he was just “getting my stuff out of my friend’s car.” When Rick asked the “friend’s” name, the juvenile gave Rick a name that was different from the name of the vehicle’s owner. Rick then walked with both juveniles to the vehicle’s owner’s apartment and contacted him to confirm the juveniles’ story. When the owner said he did not know the young men, both ran. Rick gave chase, caught and detained one, holding him until police could arrive. Rick’s vigilance, quick thinking, and heroic actions led to the arrest of two burglary suspects. We commend Rick’s sense of civic responsibility by presenting him with the Community Champion Award.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 DEMOGRAPHICS – SWORN AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

Sworn Personnel Race/Ethnicity 120

98

100 80 60 40 11

20

1

1

0 Caucasian

Hispanic

Native American

African American

Sworn Personnel Age 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

42 37

24

8

HONOR G UARD 21 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 +

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Sworn Personnel Years of Service 37

40 35 30

23

25 20

16

15

12

12

11

10 5 0 0 to 3

4 to 6

7 to 9

10 to 15

16 to 19

20 +

Sworn Personnel Education 60

50

50 35

40 30 20 8

10

7

10

1

0 High School Some College Associates Degree

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Bachelors Degree

Masters Degree

PHD


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 DEMOGRAPHICS

Sworn 13 Male Female 98

WASHINGTON O FFICERS M EMORIAL

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 DEMOGRAPHICS CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

Civilian Personnel Race/Ethnicity 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

39

Civilian 6

Caucasian

Hispanic

4 Native American

0 African American

Civilian Personnel Age 25 20

20

15 11

10

Civilian

10 8

5 0 21 to 29

Page 26

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 +


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Civilian Personnel Years of Service 30 25

24

20 15

Civilian

10

7

7 3

5

7 1

0 0 to 3

4 to 6

7 to 9

10 to 15

16 to 19

20 +

Civilian Personnel Education 25 20

20 15 10

12 Civilian

7

6 4

5

0

0 High School

Some College

Associates Bachelors Degree Degree

Masters Degree

PHD

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Civilian 7 Male Female 42

Police Employees per 1,000 Citizens Data derived from 2014 FBI Uniform Crime Report

2.5

Employees per 1,000 Citizens

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.5

0.0 Flagstaff Avondale Buckeye Civilian Index Sworn Index

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0.7 1.6

0.7 1.3

0.5 1.5

Lake Casa Goodyear Havasu Grande City 0.7 0.4 0.6 1.4 1.2 1.5

Arizona 1.5 1.9

Cities 50K to 99K 0.5 1.6

National 1.0 2.3


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Deputy Chief Walt Miller

Community Relations

Criminal Investigation Lt. Scott Mansfield

Patrol Lieutenants Lt. Frank Higgins

Patrol Lieutenants Lt. Lance Roberts

Patrol Lieutenants Lt. Paul Lasiewicki

Criminal Investigations Street Crimes Task Force

2 Patrol Squads Special Enforcement Squad

2 Patrol Squads King Squad Traffic Unit

2 Patrol Squads 1 Animal Control Officer

Emergency Services Tactical Operations Explosives Disposal Hostage Negotiations

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Deputy Chief Walter Miller

The Operations Division of the Flagstaff Police Department is committed to providing the citizens of Flagstaff exemplary service. While each of the two sections within the Operations Division – Patrol and Criminal Investigations – has unique roles and responsibilities, they collaborate as a team to prevent crime, solve cases and keep our city safe. Other units that fall under the leadership of the Operations Division include: the Community Relations/Crime Prevention Office, the Department Training Coordinator, and the Street Crimes Task Force (METRO). The highly trained and well-equipped Emergency Services Response Teams, including Tactical Operations, Negotiations and the Bomb Squad, also fall within the Operations Division where they stand vigilant and ready to protect our community. The Patrol Division, the largest unit within the Police Department, is most often associated with uniformed police officers in marked patrol cars, on bicycles or on foot patrol. The men and women of the Patrol Section work around the clock every day of the year, providing professional and courteous service to the Flagstaff Community. The Patrol Division has six patrol squads comprised of approximately six to ten officers, one special enforcement squad, a four officer squad assigned to the Southside neighborhood and one squad consisting of one Sergeant and four officers assigned to the Sunnyside neighborhood. Each squad is supervised by a Sergeant and a Corporal and each of the three Patrol Lieutenants oversee the activities of two to three squads. In 2014 the department implemented a traffic unit supervised by a Sergeant, Corporal and three officers. The primary responsibility of the traffic unit is to enforce traffic laws and investigate traffic collisions. The ultimate goal of traffic law enforcement is to reduce traffic collisions making our roadways safe. One Lieutenant is assigned to duty during nighttime hours in order to assure greater communication between command staff and line-officers. When not actively responding to citizen initiated calls for service, patrol officers conduct proactive enforcement and education in neighborhoods and business areas to reduce crime and improve quality of life. The typical duties of a police officer include crime prevention, maintaining order, traffic enforcement and responding to calls for service.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 PATROL ACTIVITY Activity

2014

2015

% Change

Part One Crimes

261

246

-6%

Part One Crimes Cleared

172

183

6.3%

3,008

2,623

-13%

20,145

18,997

-5.7%

7,379

6,898

-6.5%

44,447

46,013

3.5%

Domestic Violence Incidents

1,667

1,672

0.3%

Public Assist

7,940

8,099

2.0%

816

934

14.5%

10,202

9,689

-5.0%

102,406

104,705

2.2%

Training Hours

24,170

25,786

6.7%

Field Interviews

11,946

12,101

1.3%

Public Intoxicants

2,793

2,871

2.8%

Animal Control Calls for Service

2512

2413

-3.9%

Part Two Crimes* Reports Taken Arrests Total Calls for Service

Presentations & Media Releases Community Policing Contacts Patrol Hours in Field

*includes unfounded crimes

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 TWO YEAR COMPARISON OF ARRESTS BY OFFENSE CLASSIFICATION CLASSIFICATION HOMICIDE FORCIBLE RAPE ROBBERY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BURGLARY LARCENY AUTO THEFT MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ARSON FORGERY/COUNTERFEITING EMBEZZLEMENT FRAUD POSSESSION STOLEN PROPERTY VANDALISM WEAPONS VIOLATION PROSTITUTION SEX OFFENSES SALE/MANUFACTURE DRUGS POSSESSION DRUGS GAMBLING FAMILY OFFENSES DWI LIQUOR VIOLATIONS DISORDERLY CONDUCT VAGRANCY (PANHANDLING) ALL OTHER EXCEPT TRAFFIC CURFEW VIOLATIONS RUNAWAYS TOTAL

ADULT 0 8 8 156 21 674 11 614 3 9 2 3 12 255 13 0 124 26 497 0 35 490 778 709 1 773 0 0 5224

JUVENILE

2015 TOTAL

0 0 1 15 7 108 0 51 2 0 0 0 0 37 0 0 3 11 102 0 1 2 82 49 0 13 1 1 486

0 8 9 171 28 782 11 665 5 9 2 3 12 292 13 0 127 37 599 0 36 586 860 758 1 786 1 1 5710

2014 TOTAL

% CHANGE

2 4 21 161 22 872 10 590 9 4 1 11 3 321 15 0 140 23 577 0 58 581 919 914 *1 1018 3 0 6224

*Count represents the number of charges, not the number of persons arrested *In 2013 the loitering statue under ARS was repealed

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-100% 100% -51% 6.2% 27% -10% 10% 12.7% -44% 125% 100% -73% 300% -9% -13% 0% -9.2% 60% 3.8% 0% -37.9% -5.7% -6.4% -17% 0% -22.7% -66% 0% -8.2%


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Police Calls For Service Ten Year Comparison 2006-2015 14 12

11.6

10.9

10.2

9.7

10

8.3

7.4

8

6.7

7.8

7.7

6.6

20 Minute Calls

6

60 Minute Calls

4

2.9

2.2

2.1

2

1.9

1.6

1.4

0.9

1.4

0.8

0.7

0 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Police Calls For Service and Reports Taken Ten Year Comparison 2006-2015 60,000 50,000 40,000 Police Calls

30,000

Reports 20,000 10,000 0 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 ARREST BY RACE Native American

2015

*Caucasian

African American

Asian

Charge DUI

35%

63%

1%

1%

Aggravated Assault

50%

46%

4%

0%

Assault

53%

43%

2%

1%

Disorderly Conduct

50%

46%

3%

1%

DV

44%

52%

3%

1%

Public Consumption

64%

34%

2%

0%

0%

88%

12%

0%

47%

49%

3%

1%

Sexual Assault Shoplifting

*Caucasian includes Hispanic persons arrested

2015 Arrest by Age Offender TOTAL 55 and over 50 to 54 45 to 49 40 to 44 35 to 39 30 to 34 25 to 29 21 to 24 18 to 20 15 to 17 13 to 14 12 and under 0%

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20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

120%


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Felony and Misdemeanor Arrests 2015 Felony

Misdemeanor

5105

460 794 46 Adult Juvenile

2015 ARRESTS BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF OFFENDER ASIAN, 34, 1% CAUCASIAN, 2171, 37%

NATIVE AMERICAN, 2895, 50%

HISPANIC, 541, 9% AFRICAN AMERICAN, 179, 3%

*Graph added 08-25-2016 This arrest number varies from the original number for several reasons. The numbers are constantly changing due to cases under investigation and have since been charged, lab results have returned for charging and cases pending review by the County Attorney have since charged.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Homeland Security The Flagstaff Police Department r emains vigilant for suspicious subjects and activities at all times. Officers patrol cr itical infr astructur e targets during random times day and night. Of ficers maintain a pr esence at all city council meetings and other public meetings or events as necessary. The Flagstaff Police Department maintains perimeter patrols and patrol of all air port facilities as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. The Flagstaff Police Department tr ains and equips its officers to effectively r espond to terr orist threats and maintain homeland security. The police department has a regional Bo mb Squad and a multiagency regional SWAT Team for incident response throughout Northern Ar izona. These specialty units ar e the primary responders for all major infr astructure in Coconino County including the Glenn Canyon Dam located in Page, Arizona. The police department continues to explore gr ant opportunities for both training and needed equipment .

CompStat Program 2015 marks the eighth full year of the Depa rtment’s us e of the CompStat policing model. CompStat calls for a multifaceted, dynamic appro ach to crime reduction, improving quality of life and resource allocation. Data is collected, disseminated and analyzed on a r egular basis so effective strategies and tactics can be developed to prevent or solve crimes. Using thes e str ategies , the Flagst aff Police Department and its res ources are rapidly deployed to most effectively reduce cr ime and protect property. The final pr inciple of CompStat is r elentless follow - up and assessment to ensur e r esults are achieved. One of the many benefits to CompSta t is through constant assessment, follow -up and intelligence gathering we are able to def ine s pecific crime tr ends and deploy r esources in an effort to prevent cr ime before it occurs. Police Sergeants and Corporals are r esponsible for analyzing data, devel oping and implementing crime reduction str ategies for specif ic geographic ar eas or specific times of the day bas ed on the CompStat report. Weekly crime bulletins provided by the Cr ime Analyst and monthly CompStat meetings allow the Chief of Police and his Command Staff to collabor ate with the Sergeants and other s upervisors to review and r efine these strategies and hold each member of the Police Department team accountable for effective results .

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 ACCOMPLISHMENTS The mission of the Police Division is to protect and pres erve life, property and public order. This is accomplished thr ough a process of collabor ation and teamwor k with individuals and organizations in our community . We believe protecting lif e and property, pr eserving the peace, and upholding th e rights of individuals are among our highest pr iorities. We accomplis h our mission through prevention of crime and disorder using community policing progr ams, data driven decis ion making, and intelligence led policing and other proactive tactics to suppr ess cr ime and apprehend criminal offenders. The unifor med patrol divis ion, criminal investigations division and various specialty assignments and task f orce oper ations comprise the oper ational units of the Flagstaff Police Department.  

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We placed five Emergency Communications T rainees into a formal Dispatch Academy and provided in-house advanced training to existing employees. We r evis ed Comp-stat by introducing a str ategic management system to allow for more timely information shar ing and pre -emptive policing to help prevent crime. Staff conducted an analysis of CompStat data to determine the most frequent location and root caus e of intersection related collisions. The Crime Analyst wor ked to compile a monthly list of Flagstaff’s “Most Dangerous Intersect ions.” Using monthly CompStat meetings to shar e timely information about high -risk traffic areas allowed patrol supervisors to direct their off icers to proactively addr ess uns afe dr iving behavior through enforcement. We continued to improve and incr ease t he Body Camera program . T he use of the body camera is to help increase transparency, enhance effective prosecution, assis t with citizen complaint investigations , assist with the investigation of excessive us e of for ce, and/or misconduct a nd provide training to officers. All uniformed officers on the Flagstaff Police Department are now equipped with body cameras. We conducted 269 community support meetings in addition to neighborhood related Block Watch meetings. Educational items included information on i dentity theft, medical marijuana, and property crime. We r educed citizen complaints in 2015 by 22%. We r educed use of force incidents by 19%. We continue to utilize our civilian volunteers who contributed 2,481 hours of service to our community in 2015. We r e-evaluated the hours our Recor ds Section was open to the public , clos ing ear lier on nights and weekends, when fron t counter tr affic was minimal. We continued to pur chase all- wheel drive patr ol vehicles so staff time is not lost putting chains on rear wheel drive car s, and response times are less impacted by winter weather. This year we purchas ed nine For d Police Interceptor Utility AWD vehicles. We incr eas ed the skill and confidence level of our offic ers by providing more training. In 2015, our advanced officer tr aining hours incr eas ed by 46%. We str engthened the Departments informal and formal counseling abilities through the expansion of and additional tr aining for t he CISM (Crisis Incident Stress M anagement) teams and the Departments Peer Mentoring Program .

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

OTHER INITIATIVES THE DEPARTMENT HAS ACCOMPLISHED OR UNDERTAKEN OVER THE PAST YEAR: 

Expanded the Woods Watch program, increasing directed patrols of “hot” crime spots and fire prevention.

Explored a partnership with the Fire Department on fire prevention patrols.

Several officers enrolled in college classes taking advantage of the tuition reimbursement program.

Re-structured the promotional process to place more emphasis on work performance and leadership.

Adopted new evaluation guidelines and implemented a new electronic evaluation using Halogen software.

Began a Peer Mentoring program.

Created a technology area in the police station.

Purchased ten new handheld radars from GOHS funding.

Purchased four new bicycles and equipment funding provided by GOHS.

Purchased Leica 3-D Crime Scene Mapping tool funding provided by RICO/Metro.

Began an upgrade to a web based Records Management System.

Promoted the under 100 Initiative (officer safety).

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Allowed the public to submit house or business watches online. Created a Citizen Liaison Committee to foster communication and education on current trends. Trained Emergency Communications Specialists in verbal judo, to help increase their information gathering skills on emergency calls.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 CALENDAR YEAR 2015 GOALS:

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Cross trained dispatchers on multiple channels to help cover catastrophic events. Improved our employee retention to help with call load and overtime. Enhanced our compatibilities to effectively respond to and arrest the mentally ill.

Innovative Initiatives 

Implemented an assessment tool during the hiring and training process to help identify prospective dispatch applicants who possess the necessary skills to perform the position.

Implemented the National Testing Network to help assist with recruitment of both sworn and civilian positions. We are now better able to reach more optional candidates, not only statewide but from across the nation.

Developed and implemented a bereavement packet to assist those who have lost loved ones.

Explored a “hire for attitude” revision of the new hire process for officers.

Created storage solutions for officer’s equipment.

Converted the east warehouse into additional evidence storage.

Increased Social Media Awareness

In recent years the Flagstaff Police Department has responded to an increasing number of loud, unruly gatherings on private premises. A majority of these disruptive gatherings require a substantial expenditure of police resources to restore the peace. In 2015, a new Nuisance Party Ordinance was passed to deter criminal behavior associated with nuisance parties. This new ordinance became effective on June 18th, 2015.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

POLICE AND FIRE WOODS P ATROL

BIKE PATROL DOWNTOWN FLAGSTAFF

S PECIAL O LYMPICS AWARD CEREMONY

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 A number of specialt y patrols were conducted in 201 5. As weather and staffing permitted, f our motorcycle officers were deployed in areas with frequent speed, red light and following to closely violations, or to s erve as visible enfor cement profiles to prevent collisions in high accident locations. We also continued the “Saf e Str eet s Program” by enforcing tr affic laws in specific areas in response to citizen complaints and feedback from the Traffic Commission. Beat officers worked specific areas using the Tar geted Radar Advisory Program (TRAP). The Department’s two r adar trailers and a “decoy car” proved effective in reducing speed in pr oblem areas. The Department continued the Sunnyside Initiative in 2015 to improve quality of life for r esidents and reduce crime through partnerships . The Flags taff Police Department assigned a Serge ant and deployed four officers specifically to the Sunnyside and Fourth Street areas. T he officers us ed proactive patrol efforts and citizen tips to gather intelligence on criminal activity and to enforce the law. The officers used bicycle patrols to enh ance their pres ence in the Sunnyside neighborhood and surrounding par ks. They attended monthly Sunnys ide Neighborhood Association meetings in which issues and problems were addressed with the community. The officers helped open the Sunnyside Substation o n Fourth Street in 2009 and continue to utilize it in their daily oper ations. The officers attended and provided security for s ever al community gatherings and conducted crime prevention outr each. The officers also attend a monthly “Night Court” with yout h and play basketball on scheduled Friday nights . In September of 2012, the Flagstaff Police Department was awarded a federal COPS assistance grant allowing the Department to implement a Southside Initiative. This was tailor ed after the Sunnyside Initiat ive, which began in 2014. Four officers have been assigned to the Southside neighbor hood patrol to expand upon our community policing philosophy and address quality of life issues, traffic and parking enforcement. The officers maintain a high pr esence in the neighborhood utilizing bike and foot patrols. The officers attend monthly Good Neighbor Coalition meetings to discuss current or ongoing issues in the ar ea and to keep the neighbors up to date with curr ent projects and activities . By building a part nership with the Murdoch Center, their governing board has approved the Department to open a Southside Substation within the facility . This collabor ation helps to increase visibility along with community policing with the Murdoch C enter on a daily basis. In 2015, officers continued to use the Substation to have a presence in the Southside area and continue to have increased visibility. Several DUI task force operations enhanced both public education and enfor cement efforts. Many of these programs wer e funded through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance gr ants. The DUI Task Force Van was us ed on a r egular basis to set up during high DUI times. In keeping with our emphasis on excellence, officers are encou raged to obtain specialized s kills and training in ar eas such as lifesaving, fir earms , s elf -defense, ethics , defensive driving, search and seizure, interviewing, phlebotomy, and applicable new State and Feder al laws. Through tr aining and experience, patrol off icers had the tools neces sary to provide the highest quality s ervice to the citizens of Flagstaff.

Accomplishments

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 The Department continued to conduct training and explored other concepts of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. These methods led to less recidivism and cr iminal disorder by the severely mentally ill. Out of the 326 documented contacts with mental health consumers by Flagstaf f Police Department in 2015, 100 were handled by CI T officers. The Crisis Intervention Team combined wit h the availability of mental health ser vices any time of the day or night, gave officers additional options other than full -custody arrests when dealing with individuals with ser ious mental illness. Flagstaff continues to experience an increase in crimina l activity related to public intoxicants. In response, officers conducted directed patr ols to wor k in cooperation with local bus iness es to strictly enfor ce alcohol viola tions, trespassing, disorderly conduct, loitering, and other offenses which impact the quality of life. Officers met with the City Attorney’s Office to seek enhanced pr osecution for repeat offenders as part of our ROPE program. In 2015 , 130 arrests wer e made by the Special Enforcement squad .

Selective Enforcement Squad

The selective enfor c ement squad is designed to incr eas e departmental flexibility by assigning officers to special events, incidents, or targeted cr iminal activity. Squad members conduct surveillance and provide walking patrols in the downtown ar ea, bicycle patrols and foot pa trols in high crime ar e as as well as airport patrols. They are also responsible for providing s ecur ity at Pulliam Airport .

Accomplishments 

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Officers worked closely with the Flagstaff Fir e Department, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Forest Ser vice to help prevent wild land fir es. Throughout the summer , officers patrolled th e wooded areas in the urban forest interface, enforcing criminal and f ederal codes pertaining to camping and fir es. Department of Public Saf ety helicopters and the Coconino County fixed wing airplane assisted in locating illegal campfir es with officers on board. This assisted in dispatching officers to take enforcement action. Officers also coordinated with the Adult Probation work crew to r emove abandoned tr ansient camps and r efer occupants to the appropriate social ser vices. Coordinated t he dir ected patrols to addr ess quality of life issues as well as help prevent victimization and perpetration of crimes by s erial inebriates . Coordinate d with Homeland Secu r ity during assigned duties at the Airport. At the request of s chool administr ators, conducted lock down drills at local schools with canine assistance to sniff for drugs. Officers continued to provide security at City Council meetings and provide police pres ence during other community meetings. The Flagstaff Police Department also provided extr a patrol and community polici ng efforts such as : a. The Flagstaff Unified School District “Gr ad Night” in addition to numerous dances and athletic events. b. Fourth of July Parade & Pyrotechnics Show c. High School Homecoming Parades d. NAU Homecoming/Tequila Sunrise Services e. Northern Lights Par ade f. Christmas Luminar ies Show g. Take B ack the N ight M arch h. Annual Celtic Festival i. New Year’s Eve Pine Cone Drop


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 j. k. l. m. n. o. p.

Pride in the Pines Event Movies on the Square Halloween Harvest Cinco De Mayo Celebr ation Concerts in the P ark First Friday Art walk Heritage Square Events

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Traffic Enforcement Maintaining safe roadways for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians is a high pr i ority for the Flagstaff Police Department. All patrol officers ar e directed to conduct traffic enforcement to address the caus al factors of collisions within their beat. The Traffic Unit is comprised of five officer s, three of whom ar e certified to operate police motorcycles . Police motorcycles are utilized as weather and staffing permits. The motorcycle units ar e more effective in providing enfor cement in highly congested areas where patrol cars are ineffective. The Traffic Unit r eceives input from citizen s about identifying tr affic problems and aggr essively works thes e citizen complaint zones. Traffic officers also provide funer al escorts , par ade details, collision investigations , and back up for other officers. Members of the Traffic Unit also r egularly promote traffic s afety at various community meetings and by instructing classes in conjunction with Dr iving Arizona. The Traffic Unit is also assigned to special duty events to include but not limited to: Tequila Sunr ise, New Year ’s Eve, Winter Lights Para de, Dew Downtown, Fourth of July f estivities , Armed Forces Day Parade, among numerous other community held events. In 2015, our department conducted sever al tr affic projects. These pr ojects included: a Seatbelt Campaign, a Red Light Campaign, a Bicycle Saf ety Campaign, and a Pedestrian Safety Campaign. Each campaign is s ever al months long and includes a public education component followed by an emphasis in enfor cement. A diversionary program was created in conjunction with the Bicycle Safety Campaign, permitting an offender to attend a bicycle safety class in lieu of paying monetary fines. There were 2,871 total collisions in 2015; of those 2,430 were non -injury collisions. There were 434 injury collisions and seven (7) collis ions which resulted in fatalit ies . In 2015, Officers issued 10,627 citations for tr affic related offenses such as s peeding and r ed light v iolations. This is an increase of 25% from the number of citations issued in 2014. Members of the Traffic Unit wer e r esponsible for issuing 22.6% o f the departmental citation s total. Officers issued 6995 warnings in 2015, which is an increase of 3% from 2014. In 2015, off icers ar rested 584 impaired drivers. The Collision Reconstruction Team is compris ed of thr ee Detective/Corporals, two officers a nd one alternate position. They ar e responsible for reconstructing fatal and serious injury collisions. All team members met on a r egular basis to r eview past and pr esent investigations. In 2015, the team investigated s even fatal collisions and assisted NA U with one of their fatal collisions. The Collision Reconstruction Team r eceived new L eica s canning equipment to be s hared with other Northern Arizona agencies. This equipment was r eceived from Rico funds and has also been utilized f or serious crimes s cenes.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 TRAFFIC ACTIVITY Incident Type

2014

2015

% Change

Non-Injury Collisions

2,125

2,426

14.1%

411

427

3.86%

3

7

133.3%

87

102

17.2%

581

586

-1.2%

Traffic Citations

8,501

10,437

22.7%

Warnings

6,791

6,951

2.3%

Parking Citations

5,298

5,399

1.9%

697

852

22.2%

Injury Collisions Fatal Collisions DUI Related Collisions DUI Arrests

Motorist Assists

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 TEN YEAR SUMMARY OF COLLISIONS

3500

500 450

3000

Non-Injury Collisions

2500

350 300

2000

250 1500

200 150

1000

100 500 0

2006 Non Injury 2913 Injury/Fatal 461

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50 2007 2927 452

2008 2748 381

2009 2443 360

2010 2361 374

2011 2150 384

2012 2231 401

2013 2199 352

2014 2128 411

2015 2426 427

0

Injury/Fatal Collisions

400


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Summary of 2015 Collisions by Month

300 250 200 150 100 50 0 NON-INJURY INJURY/FATAL

Jan 189 26

Feb 166 28

Mar 205 23

April 176 36

May 201 41

June 178 36

July 175 47

Aug 209 41

Sept 213 37

Oct 234 44

Nov 248 38

Dec 232 37

Most Frequent Location of Intersection Related Collisions Three Year Comparison Intersection

2013

2014

2015

N. Country Club/ N. Hwy 89

N/A

22

33

E. Ponderosa Parkway / E. Butler AVE.

N/A

24

30

W. Butler Avenue / S. Milton RD

45

16

28

S Milton Rd / W. Route 66

25

40

24

S. Malpais Lane / S. Milton RD

22

20

21

S. Milton RD / S. Plaza Way

21

N/A

21

W. Phoenix Ave / S. Milton Rd

N/A

N/A

19

S. Milton Rd/ W University Ave

18

N/A

18

N/A

21

18

21

15

16

N/A

N/A

15

E. Route 66 / N. Fanning Dr

24

27

15

S. Woodlands Village Blvd / W. University Ave

16

15

15

N/A

N/A

15

S. Milton Rd / W. Riordan Rd N Highway 89 / E. Marketplace Dr N Humphreys St / W. Route 66

E. Butler Ave / S. San Francisco St.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Tactical Operations The Emergency Services Response Team, comprised of officers with primary assignments in various sections of the Department, handles the containment and apprehens ion of armed barricaded p ersons, hostage incidents, found explosives and other potentially volatile situations. The Emergency Services Response Team consists of three units , the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Negotiations, and the Explos ives Or dinance Disposal Team (Bomb Squad). Officers take great pr ide in their equipment, training and professionalism during cris is incidents. The SWAT Team, with membership in the National Tactical Officers Association, cons ists of officers from the Flagstaff Police Department, the Coc onino County Sheriff’s Office, and six Flagstaff Firefighters who serve as team medics. In addition to receiving training, SWAT officers br ing tr aining back to their individual squads to better equip fellow officers with their daily duties . In 2015, SWAT officer s received national level training in a number of areas including Mechanical Breeching, Active Shooter Preparedness, and Zone -Bas ed Movements along with numerous other topics. Much of the information learned in these tr ainings was relayed back t o local law enf orcement – specifically the Active Shooter tr aining. Officers that attended the Active Shooter tr aining held numerous tr aining programs, for both officers and for civilian groups alike.

Accomplishments In June, an activity war rant was r equested and granted by METRO for a res idence on N. Snowflake with strong evidence of drug sales and weapons involvement. SWAT conducted the entry of the residence and three adults were arrested for dangerous drugs and par aphernalia violations. In August, an armed subject confronted a man riding a dirt bike in the wooded ar ea west of Pulliam Airport. After a short verbal exchange the dir t bike rider began to leave, but heard the suspect shoot a firearm. The r ider began to ride away quickly and heard additi onal gunshots from the suspect. The suspect was identified and found to have been involved in multiple felonies from the night previous where he also fired a pistol. SWAT was called out to attempt to locate the suspect in the woods. The SWAT team sear ched f or near ly f our hours and ultimately located the suspect in a residence whos e occupants wer e out of town. The suspect was arrested at gunpoint and found to be in possession of the revolver us ed in the shooting as relayed by the motorcycle rider . The revolv er was recovered from the suspect and was found to have been stolen from a s epar ate incident. In September , a suspect began a string of disturbances causing multiple neighbors to call the police. Numerous neighbors requested to be victims of the outburst, during which the suspect was described as yelling r acial slurs and threats to kill people. The yelling and outbursts lasted in duration for 5 ½ hours. During this time the suspect yelled from his front door , the r ear deck of his patio and from the roof. Numerous calls for service wer e placed with the P olice Department and sever al officers responded. The suspect then threatened to shoot officers with a .40 caliber pistol. A search warr ant for the r esidence and the arr est of the suspect was r equested and gr anted. SWAT officers executed the search warrant and for ced entr y through the front door after announcing the warrant and not being allowed to enter . The s uspect was contacted and arrested without injury to either the victim or officers. In October , the SWAT team was used to serve a search warrant and clear a lar ge commercial building that housed a large mar ijuana grow. The owner/suspect was pr esent at the time of the s ear ch warr ant and had a shotgun in his proximity upon contact. Over 400 mar ijuana plant s and numerous items of grow equipment wer e located. Page 51


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SWAT TRAINING

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Negotiator

Hostage Situations

Incidents involving bar ricaded subjects, hostage takers, or persons threatening suicide are stressful moments for law enfor cement personnel who respo nd to them. Officers responding to thes e scenes quickly assess the totality of the situation, secure the ar ea, gauge the threat to hostages or bystanders, and r equest additional resources as appropriate. Crisis negotiators must establish contact with subjects; identify their demands and work to r esolve thes e tense and volatile standoffs without loss of life. The five members of the Hostage Negotiations Team are on call to diffuse volatile situations through verbal communications with suspects . Officer s as signed to this team are tr ained to work closely with the Tactical Oper ations Team and with the Coconino County Sher iff’s Department Crisis R esponse Team.

Accomplishments The Team responded to two (2) calls in 2015. During the month of April 2015, a cal l was r eceived for an armed suicidal combat veter an that had made threats of shooting himself and any officer who came to his door . This subject gave up when patrol and Negotiations spoke with him and officers enter ed his residence. The subject was taken into cus tody with no injury or crimes committed. In May of 2015 a suicidal subject climbed onto the ledge over I -40 at Country Club he eventually came to the officers and negotiator s speaking with him and was taken into custody with no injury or crime committed. The Negotiators were also on standby dur ing s everal of the Tactical team call outs to respond if a barricade situation developed. T hey have also participated in a Joint T actical team training simulating Hostage and Suicidal barricades. The Negot iation’s team lost two members to retirement and has curr ently added two ne w members along with an intern . These three will be sent to the FBI Basic Negotiations cours e in Februar y 2016 and then will be available for call out.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Explosive Disposal Team The primary mission of the Explosive Disposal Team is to ensure the safety and well -being of residents in the City as well as the safety of all public s afety personnel who may be first r es ponders to an explosive-r elated incident. The Flagstaff Police Depa rtment Bomb Squad has been s erving the residents of Flagstaff s ince 1970. The team is comprised of five highly trained bomb technicians who are r esponsible for handling, transportation and rendering safe all explosive items located within the City and Coco nino County. This r esponsibility extends to the pr oper handling of abandoned explos ives and chemicals that have outlived their life expectancy. The team also assists local agencies with explosives and the Tactical Operations and Hostage Negotiations Teams with barricaded suspects.

Accomplishments In 2015, the Explosives Disposal Team r esponded to 17 calls for s er vice both inside and outside the City. Thes e included suspicious packages calls, found explos ives or devices, drug labs, hoax devices , protective sweeps and a threat calls. In addition, members of the team conducted numerous explosive destructions and inspections, security assignments and dignitary protection details. In 2015, the Explosives Disposal Team completed two demonstr ations for the Ci tizen’s Police Academies, touch - a-truck pr esentation, bomb threats class and a pres entation for ALEADS (Arizona Leadership Education & Development Academy), as well as classes for local or ganizations , businesses , schools and law enfor cement agencies . The m embers of the Explosives Disposal Team ar e r equir ed to complete 16 hours a month of proficiency tr aining, one 40 hour class a year and recertify every thr ee years to maintain their certif ication

Training and Recertification Two team members attended th e Hazardous Device School Recertification Course. One team member attended the National Bomb Squad Commanders Confer ence. One team member attended the Incident Response to Terror ist Bombings Course. One team member attended the Suicide Bomb Response Cou rse. Two team members attended the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators Confer ence.

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Criminal Investigations – Detectives The men and women of the Criminal Investigations Section combat crime by conducting pr ompt, efficient and diligent investigations. Detectives use all available technological resources and traditional investigative methods to solve crimes, identify and appr ehend suspects, locate missing persons and recover stolen property. By adher ing to a community p olicing philos ophy, members of the division form a partnership with crime victims and law abiding citizens to improve the quality of life in our community and interdict cr ime and disorder . The Criminal Investigations Division compris ed of a Lieutenant, t wo Sergeants and 12 Detectives is responsible for investigating f elony cr imes, deaths and missing pers ons. There is also a Cr ime Analyst assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. The Crime Analyst tr acks crime trends within the City and produces a week ly Intelligence Bulletin showing thes e trends. This assists the department in allocating resour ces to these affected ar eas in order to combat and reduce crime. Detectives were assigned 3,714 cases in 201 5 which is an increase of 426 cases from the previous year. The Detective division had an overall clearance rate of 64.1% in 201 5 which is a 10% improvement from the previous year. R educing the number of pending cases , while maintaining quality customer service, continued to be an important focus for the Cr iminal Investigations Division.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Ten Year Comparision of Part One Crimes 4500

500

4000

450

3500

400 350

3000 Violent Crimes Property Crimes

300

2500

250

2000

200

1500

150

1000

100

500

50

0 Violent Crimes

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

0

449 320 282 287 269 265 262 245 261 246

Property Crimes 4050 3695 3389 3123 2962 3019 2834 2867 3008 2623

DISPOSITION OF CASES ASSIGNED TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 2015 Referred to Other Police Agency 5% Early Case Closure 32%

Cleared by Arrest 31%

Information Only 20%

Cleared Exceptional 5% Prosecution Unfounded 5%

Declined 2%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Crime Type

Actual

% Change

Cleared

% Cleared

2013

2014

2015

2015

2015

2014

1

3

0

-100%

0%

100%

Rape

24

29

35

25%

49%

45%

Robbery

43

46

42

-9.5

31%

43%

Aggravated Assault

177

184

169

-8%

91%

74%

Burglary

220

215

184

-14%

28%

19%

2592

2717

2385

-12%

39%

37%

55

76

54

-29%

26%

14%

245

262

246

-6%

74%

66%

Total Property

2867

3008

2623

-13%

38%

35%

Grand Total

3112

3270

2869

-12%

41%

38%

24

6

7

17%

86%

83%

Homicide

Larceny Theft GTA Total Violent

Arson

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Detective Major Crime Cases Homicide Officers r esponded to a call of a single vehicle injury accident involving six occupants, five of which were high school students. Detective’s responde d to the scene of the collision and to the Flagstaff Medical Center. Of the six occupants, one was killed and the other five sustained injuries some of which were critical. A search warrant was obtained for the driver ’s blood which was later submitted to the cr ime lab for analysis. The detectives processed the s cene, interviewed multiple people including the driver, and were able to determine what happened in the collision. Once the detective obtains all the lab analysis and other evidence, the cas e is being submitted to the county attorney’s office for charges of s econd degr ee homicide. Officers r esponded to a shooting on N orther n Arizona University campus involving multiple victims which involved the death of one student . The entir e detective divisio n was called out to as sist with this investigation including helping s erve multiple sear ch warr ants and process multiple crime scenes. Althou gh the Northern Arizona Police D epartment is the pr imar y investigating agency, the Flagstaff Police Department det ective division was heavily involved in helping with the execution of sear ch warrants, collection of evidence, and i nterviewing of multiple people.

Attempted Homicide Detectives were assigned a Domestic Violence strangulation case involving a husband and wife. A strangulation exam was completed on the victim and evidence was collected. The detective conducted follow up interviews with other witnesses and the victim. The detective also wrote a sear ch warrant for evidence to be collected from the suspec t, collected additional photographic evidence f rom the victim and cr ime s cene. The suspect was arr ested and later was indicted for attempted second degree murder. This case is pending trial.

Threatening School Calls The Flagstaff Police Department r esponded to multiple threatening hoax phone calls to schools within our community. Detectives began obtaining important evidence and author ed numerous court orders, subpoenas, and search warrants. Through their diligent investigation a suspect was identi fied in New York. Detectives flew back to New York for further follow up, further search warr ants, and collected additional evidence. T he suspect in this cas e has been arrested and charged for multiple felonies.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Sexual Assault/Sex Offenses Detectives were called out to a report of sexual assault involving a female victim and a male suspect. The female victim was unconscious and the male suspect sexually ass aulted her multiple times. Through coordination of the Flagstaff Police Department, the victim had a sexual assault exam completed and evidence was collected. The detective interviewed multiple people including the suspect, victim, and multiple witnesses. The detective processed the crime scene and collected items of evidence. At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was indicted o n two counts of sexual assault. Detectives were assigned a sexual ass ault involving an adult female victim and an adult male suspect. The female victim stated she was unconscious at the time sh e was sexually assaulted. The detective conducted several inter views including the sus pect, victim, and other friends who were with them the night the incident occurred. The detective authored and executed s earch warrants on this case to obtain further evidence. The suspect admitted involvement in the cr ime and was arrested and charged for sexual assault. Detectives were assigned numerous r eports of an unknown male suspect who was surr eptitiously photographing and recording women in var ious stages of nudity. Detectives obtained video evidence from businesses and victims which led to the identity of the suspect. Detectives wer e able to locate the suspect and made an arrest. The detectives completed several interviews as well as sever al search warrants and obtained key evidence to link this suspect and his cr iminal behavior to other jurisdictions.

Child Molestation/Child Abuse Detectives were called out regarding a report of a child molest involving a nine year old female victim with a 57 year old male suspect. The detective coordinated her effor ts with other agencies such as a forensic inter view with Saf e Child and Victim Witness services. During the course of this investigation, it came to light there was another victim from appr oximately 20 yea rs prior. The detective began following up on both cases and conducted sever al interviews, executed sear ch warrants, and worked with the crime lab. Through the detective’s diligent investigation, she was able to obtain probable cause for charges on the c urrent case as well as the 20 year old cas e. The suspect was convicted at trial on the r ecent molestation charge, and pleads guilty to the old molestation charge. He was recently sentenced to lif e in prison. Detectives were called out to a report of a child abuse cas e. The detective r esponded to the Flagstaff Medical Center and dis cover ed the victim was an infant child (3 months old) and had sustained multiple injuries including subdural hematomas. The child was airlifted to Phoenix for car e. The detective conducted several interviews of hos pital staff, family members, and potential witnesses. The detective tr aveled to Phoenix to conduct further follow up and completed a series of child forensic interviews with the other siblings. The detectives also conducted further follow up interviews with the parents and through the fathers statements, an arrest warr ant was obtained for his arr est. T he detective also completed a s ear ch warrant back at the r esidence wher e the incident occurr ed and further evidence was obtained. The cas e is pending trial.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Armed Robbery Detectives were called out to two armed robberies on two local convenience stores. The suspect enter ed both stores and pointed a gun at both clerks, a customer , and assaulted one of the clerks . The suspect fled both scenes and the detective obtained video evidence. Through the combined efforts of detectives and patrol, a suspect was immediately identified. The detective contacted the sus pect and eventually obtained a f ull confession on both armed robberies and also obtained evidence from both incidents. The suspect was booked into jail for the two armed robberies. Detectives were called out to an armed robber y at a local business. The suspect entered the business and produced a handgun, d emanding money. During the commission of the armed robbery, a citizen walked into the business and interrupted the crime. The suspect fled the s cene. Detectives processed the cr ime s cene and obtained evidence that eventually identified the suspect. Onc e the sus pect was identified, it was learned he was also wanted in another state for a s eries of armed r obberies . The suspect was taken into custody in New Mexico and detectives flew there and inter viewed him. The suspect is being char ged for the armed r obber y in Flagstaff and multiple armed robber ies in New Mexico.

Burglary Detectives were assigned multiple vehicle bur glar ies primarily in the Sunnyside area of Flagstaff. Through an extensive investigation, it was learned the suspects used some of the stolen credit cards from the bur glaries and video evidence was obtained. The detective continued to tr ack the credit card usage and followed it to a local hotel. The suspects were located at the hotel and a subs equent search where multiple stolen items were located including a fir earm. The detective interviewed both suspects and obtained partial confessions to multiple vehicle burglaries. Both suspects wer e charged with multiple felonies and were r esponsible for 14 vehicle bur glar ies and a stolen vehic le. Detectives were assigned multiple commer cial burglary r eports of local bus inesses as well as multiple vehicle bur glar ies. Thr ough their investigation, evidence was collected from the commer cial burglaries and an investigative lead was developed. Once the person was identified, a s ear ch warrant was obtained and executed and additional evidence was found that linked him to s ever al other commercial and vehicle bur glaries. The suspect was arrested and char ged with multiple commer cial and vehicle burglaries as well as identity theft and theft of credit cards. A suspect was arrested for vehicle bur glary and a detective was called out to conduct the interview and COURTESY NORTHERN AZ a confession for sever al further follow up. Through the interview, the detective was able to obtain G AZETTE . COM –B URGLARY S UBJECTS vehicle bur glar ies and identified a second suspect. The detective authored and executed a s ear ch warrant which resulted in the recovery of multiple stolen items including a fir earm. The suspects wer e arrested and charged with multiple bur glar ies. The two are suspected of committing approximately 15 vehicle bur glar ies in one neighborhood.

Additional Programs Detectives continue to use CompStat methods to assist in cr ime mapping and conduct proactive property crime investigations.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Detectives started and maintain ed monthly community meetings , which ar e called FRAPA (Flagstaff Retail Asset Protection Association). Dur ing these meetings approximately 15 loss prevention agents and store managers from local r etail stor es share information with detectives in order to identify and apprehend fr equent sus pects in shoplifting cas es. Through this partnership we ar e able to r educe property crimes that occur at local retail shops and through collabor ative efforts several arr ests have been made. Currently one detective and one detective sergeant ar e assigned to the department’s SWAT Team and one detective s ergeant is assigned to the Negotiations Team. Another detective is assigned to the departmental Accident Reconstruction Team and another is assigned to the department s Bomb Squad. Three detectives participate on the Coconino County Coordinated Community Response T eam for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Three detectives are also phlebotomists for the department. Detectives taught at the Citize n’s Police Academy and continue to participate in the “Challenge Program” at the two local high schools. Sever al detectives are involved in a pool to provide educational pres entations on a var iety of topics at monthly community meetings. As a r esult, sever al presentations wer e given through the city on various topics including internet safety, identity theft and crime scene investigations.

Training Detectives have received training in interview and interrogation, police involved shootings, suicide awareness prevention, computer forensics, death investigation, and intelligence. Several Detectives also received numerous hours of instruction in child abductions and how to r espond to them.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Silent Witness Silent Witness is a non -profit progr am cr eated to give citizens the opportunity to assist law enforcement in solving crimes. Citizens remain completely anonymous and are paid rewar ds of up to $1000 when the information provided leads to an arrest or indictment. Silent Witness maintain s the website at www.coconinosilentwitness.org . The website is us ed to provide gener al contact information and allows tips to be submitted online. Unsolved crimes ar e also highlighted on the website for the public to view. During 2015 , Silent Witness received 14 4 calls , which produced s even felony arrests. The Silent Witness Board approved $1,600 in awards to be paid to callers. The Silent Witness program “Tips Soft” is web based service that allows law enforcemen t agencies to communicate anonymously with the public r egarding crimes , fugitives and amber alerts . T his service allows tips to be sent anonymously through different types of media. Tips can now be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) by initiating the text with “F LAGTIP” or vis it the Silentwitness.org website and follow the link to submit a tip online .

A current unsolved crime from 2015 Arson – FPD On 7-31-15 at 2026 hours, there was a structure fire at 2600 E 7th Ave #19. The fire ultimately spread to apartment #18 and #20. Currently the cause of the fire is under investigation. No one was home at the time of the fire. On 7-31-15, at approximately 2000 hours a “light-skinned” male approximately 5’07-5’08, thin build, approximately 20-30 YOA wearing a white shirt, black shorts, black ball-cap and black shoes carrying a backpack was seen riding a BMX style in the area. He was observed knocking at apartment #19 & apartment #20. He left the area approximately 1.5 hours before the fire was reported to police. DR is P15-10976

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 LOCATION OF ROBBERIES 2015

Other 38%

Highway/Street 38%

Bank 0% Residence 0%

Commercial 11%

Convenience Store 11%

Gas or Service Station 2%

FREQUENCY OF THEFT TYPES 2015 Pocket Picking 0%

Purse-Snatching 1%

Other 37% Shoplifting 40%

Theft from Coin Machine 0%

Theft from Building 6%

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Theft From Vehicle 9%

Bicycles 5%

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories 2%


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Five Year Comparison of Residential Burglaries

Daytime Nightime

50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

Daytime Nightime

120 100 80 60 40 20 2011 56 17

2012 46 25

2013 104 43

2014 86 47

2015 52 19

0

Five Year Comparison of Business Burglaries 30

80 70

25

60 20 Daytime

15

Nightime

10

50 40 30 20

5 0 Daytime Nightime

10 2011 56 17

2012 46 25

2013 47 28

2014 67 14

2015 26 19

0

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Number of Incidents THEFT VALUE

Dollar Value

2013

2014

2015

% Change

2013

2014

2015

% Change

$200 and Over

690

772

668

-13%

1,179,623

1,317,882

955,935

-27%

$50 to $200

546

648

552

-14

62,083

71,556

61,608

-14%

Under $50

1356

1308

1202

-8%

14,934

16,624

15,530

-7%

TOTAL

2592

2728

2422

-11%

1,256,640

1,406,062

1,033,073

-26%

Shoplifting

989

1059

979

-7.8%

72,918

181,735

84,654

-53%

From Vehicles

296

260

211

-18%

122,385

119,787

114,082

-5%

24

29

36

24%

4,726

15,007

13,214

-12%

124

170

130

-23%

74,533

96,447

78,295

-19%

17

29

9

-69%

338

4,337

2,267

-48%

976

1022

888

-13%

858,514

858,928

596,025

-31%

2,426

8,025

2,422

$1,035,690

1,276,241

1,033,073

THEFT TYPE

From Vehicle Parts Bicycles From Coin Machines All Other Thefts TOTAL

MOVE IT, LOCK IT OR LOSE IT! It takes less than 30 seconds for a thief to break in your car and steal your valuables. It takes less than 20 seconds to remove your valuables from your vehicle. Page 66

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 7 Year Trend for Flagstaff Police Department

5000 4500 4000 3500 3000

Property Crime Part 1 Crimes

2500 2000 1500

Cases Assigned

1000 500 0 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Property Crime -13% Decrease Part 1 Crimes --6% Decrease Cases Assigned -1.8% Reduction

Part One Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2014 FBI Uniform Crime Report 3500

3,197

3020

Crimes per 100,000

3000

2,710

2,596

2500 2000 1500 1000 500

275

375

372

399

0 Flagstaff index

National Violent Crime

Western States

Arizona

Property Crime

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Crimes per 100,000

FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

300

Violent Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2014 FBI Uniform Crime Report

250

233

200

252

227

169

150

102

99

103

100 28

50

0

0

37

45 5

Flagstaff index

Murder

28

36 5

4 National

Rape

Western States

Robbery

Arizona

Agg Assault

***Part One Crime per 100,000 Inhabitant’s –Numbers are for 2013 as the data for 2014 not published.

Property Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2014 FBI Uniform Crime Report 3000 2385

Crimes per 100,000

2500

2,289 1,837

2000

1,816

1500 1000 500

184

54

647

554

542 216

340

261

0 Flagstaff index Burglary

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National Larceny Theft

Western States Vehicle Theft

Arizona


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015

Arrests 2011 - 2015 Total Arrests: 32848

Asian Black Native American White 0 1st Arrest Subsequent Arrests

2000 White 10898 5446

4000

6000

8000

Native American 6578 8552

10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 Black 649 504

Asian 150 34

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Street Crimes Task Force (METRO)

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Drug Warrants, Arrest and Seizures The Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force (Metro) is a multi-agency investigative unit managed by the Flagstaff Police Department. The task force consists of officers from Arizona Department of Public Safety, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Flagstaff Police Department and the Northern Arizona University Police Department. The two interstate highways in Coconino County provide a major thoroughfare for transporting contraband in all directions. Drugs are smuggled into the Tucson and Phoenix area to be disseminated, often through Flagstaff. The local Amtrak Train Station and the Greyhound Bus Station are also used for this purpose. Aside from the agencies listed above, the task force works closely with federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Customs, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Significant funding for the unit comes from a Drug Interdiction Grant allocated from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. A secondary outside source of funding comes from the Coconino County RICO account. Metro detectives are currently members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which grants the officers federal arrest authority and the ability to investigate crimes on our adjacent reservations. The continued cooperation of all the above-listed agencies with the Metro Task Force enables local officers and agents to continue to be effective in the investigation and interdiction of those involved in the transportation and sale of illegal drugs, guns, and various street crimes. In 2015, Metro investigators served 38 search warrants, made 229 arrests, seized 15 guns and $42,160.62 in currency. Over the course of the year agents seized 99 grams of heroin ($7,297 street value), approximately 132.25 grams of cocaine ($10,233.00 street value), 1,493.58 grams of methamphetamine ($30,671 street value), 18 pounds of marijuana ($32,384 street value), 98 grams of Marijuana Butane Hash Oil (BHO) ($6.807street value), 168 dosage units of ecstasy MDMA (street value $955.), 150,251 dosage units of acid (street value $1,502,510), 20 milliliter Testosterone steroids (street value $400), and numerous other drugs including hallucinogenic mushrooms, methadone, and a multitude of prescription medications.

Investigative Highlights The Metro Task Force initiated over 245 investigations during 2015. Some of the most notable investigations included the following:

HEROIN: In January of 2015, Metro Detectives received information regarding a heroin dealer in the Pine Del neighborhood. Information regarding the suspect was investigated and it was determined that the male suspect was utilizing the US Postal Service to receive heroin. With assistance of the US Postal Service, a subsequent operation revealed the suspect was receiving pressed heroin in greeting cards sent by the supplier. A search warrant of the suspect’s residence uncovered approximately 26 grams of pressed heroin in the possession of the suspect.

ACID/ECSTASY: In February of 2015, an undercover Metro Detective met and arranged several drug transactions with a male subject in the area of Old Town. During the course of the investigation the male subject sold the undercover detective acid and ecstasy.

MDMA/ECSTASY: A subsequent search warrant at the suspect’s house found him in possession of approximately 15 ml of acid and marijuana for sale. The estimated street value of the acid was 1,500,000 if distributed for profit. Also seized was approximately $4,400 in cash.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 METHAMPHETAMINE:

In April of 2015, Metr o conducted an investigation into a known dr ug dealer operating out of local motels. During the investigation, Metro Detectives, along with the assistance of the FBI and US Marshal Service, located the dealer working fr om a motel on Lucky Lane in Flagstaff. The s uspec t attempted to evade police and entr y was for ced into the hotel room where the suspect was trying to flush his drugs down the toilet. Police were able to r ecover over two ounces of methamphetamine the suspect was tr ying to get rid of and located over $270 0 in curr ency. The suspect in this cas e is a repeat offender and r eceived over 10 years in the Department of Corr ections.

MARIJUANA:

Also in April, M etro Detectives received an anonymous tip about a marijuana dealer in the south side neighborhood. An i nvestigation r evealed that a large amount of foot and vehicle tr affic at the residence. M etro Detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the r esid ence and located approximately seven pounds of mari juana and seized over $25,000 in currency.

COCAINE/NARCOTIC PILLS : In May of 2015, after a sever al month investigation, Metro Detectives obtained a search war rant for a resident at an apartment complex on South O’Leary Street. The r esident was a known drug s upplier and when he was arrested wa s found to be in possession of thr ee and a half ounces of cocaine, six grams of MDMA, over 1000 Xanax pills, and over 500 other narcotic and dangerous drug classed pills. At the time the warrant was s erved the suspect also was in possession of a firearm. From 2015, and into 2016, The Northern Arizona Street Crimes T as k Force has also been involved with sever al long term investigations with the assistance of the Federal Bur eau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Fir earms and Explosives , and the Dr ug Enforcement Administration. The results of these efforts will be detailed in the 2016 Annual Report. FIGURE B - COCAINE FIGURE D- MARIJUANA G ROW

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Community Relations Positive community rela tions and excellent customer service ar e the responsibilities of ever y employee of the Flagstaff Police Department. However, certain ar eas demand more attention and time than field officers can provide. The Community R elations Office has one Sergeant, tw o School Resource Officers, one Housing Officer, one Training Officer and one Animal Control Officer. This division works at promoting a positive image of the department by r eleasing public information in a timely manner , facilitating and coordinating all inter nal tr aining and organizing our volunteers, working with the schools in the community to address the issues of concern to our younger citizens. The division is responsible for providing information and ass istance in animal issues most specifically d omesticated dogs and cats and occasional s kunks. Senior field officers rotate into the Community Relations office after completing an online Project Alert certification cour se. Officer ’s selected for these positions must possess excellent wr iting, people, and public speaking skills . Officers in these roles must demonstrate a sincer e desire to assist our younger people and display a positive image as they assist each school. In 2015 Officers Trevor Cooper and Ryan For sman continue to br ing many years of experience into the classroom. In addition to the structured Project Alert curriculum, thes e officers wer e often asked to present information to our community’s youth on topics such as bullying, peer pr essure, honesty, gun safety, domestic violence an d the proper use of 911. They also worked with school employees on special projects such as field trips, Teen Court, and project “Challenge.” The Community Relations office completed 934 public speaking pr esentations as well as media releases, which in cluded radio and television interviews. The Community R elations office documented 269 Community Support meetings as well as coordinating and presenting two Law Enforcement Citizen’s Academy.

Northern Arizona Citizen’s Academy The Northern Arizona Cit izen’s Academy is a ten -week, 13 class multi -agency program designed to promote awareness and understanding thus fostering a partnership of trust and shared responsibility between interested law abiding citizens and law enfor cement. This 10 week 13 class progr am meets on Wednesday nights and a couple of Saturday’s beginning in either the fall or spring as two sessions are offered every year. Topics of instruction cover many facets of law enforcement including narcotics enforcement, Law and Legal updates, DUI detection and pr evention, investigation of Felony crimes and Felon investigations, the County and Juvenile Corr ectional systems, field trips to the State Crime Lab, a pr esentation from the County Medical Examiner ’s office, and finally hands on field tr ips to the shooting r ange. This is a collaborative effort with our neighboring law enforcement partners such as the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, the Northern Arizona Police Department, and the U. S. Forest Service and Game and Fish.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 National Night Out Approximately 1,500 community members attended the sixteenth annual Northern Arizona National Night Out celebration in the City Hall parking lot. Target, CASA, the Flagstaff Community Band and local nonprofit or g anizations partner ed to sponsor this successful and upbeat event. Officers assigned to specific neighborhoods staffed tables containing maps of their ar eas. Resources and information were made available at the variety of tables and displays provided by t he community’s first r esponders with a variety of hands on demonstrations.

Community Volunteer Program As competition for city funding becomes more intens e, the police department is becoming more dependent on volunteers to assist both sworn and civilia n staff. Community volunteers donated 2,481 hours in 2015, providing dis abled parking enforcement, leash law awareness, pawn tr acking, evidence/ property s ervices , records, public r elations, sex offender notifications and assisting the detective division. Volunteers were essential in the success of the Northern Arizona Law Enforcement Toy Drive which provides families, shelters, and community centers with toys in 2015.

Better Bucks Program The better bucks progr am received assistance from the Community R elations office as this program was a collaborative eff ort to address the panhandling problem in Flagstaff. Togeth er with patrol and the Shadows F oundation, our volunteers and officers assisted in providing community education as to the progr am as well as distributing flyers, booklets, and providing various media r eleas es regarding the program.

Celebrate Youth Day School Resource Officer Ryan Forsman presented a table and display at the annual “Celebr ate Youth Day” which is sponsor ed by CASA. At this informative gathering he was able to distribute information pamphlets regarding gun safety, internet safety, bullying, and drug awar eness. Over 100 students visited his table and 100 stuff ed bear s were provided to the youths by way of a do nation from the Findley Toyota C or poration .

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Nite Court The Southside King squad along with SRO Officer Forsman has teamed to participate in an open court basketball event which is hosted by the Youth Center ever y Friday night from 9pm until 11pm. The event is scheduled around the s chool schedule and is an “open court” to facilitate a forum f or officers to get to know the neighborhood kids in a non -official capacity. The staff at the Youth Center often receives donations for pizza and drinks to provide for the kids participating.

Special Olympics The Flagstaff Police Department has been a s trong supporter of the Special Olympics progr ams in Northern Ar izona. In Februar y members of the Flagstaff Police Department including Chief Kevin Treadway, Support Ser vices Manager Jen Brown, and School Resour ce Officer Ryan Forsman participated in the annual Special Olympics “Polar Plunge” in Febr uary. In May, School Resource Officer Forsman, Cpl. Odis Brockman, Support Services Manager Jen Brown, and Evidence Tech Angela Eberhardt participated in the annual T orch Run.

Training The Community Relations Office Training division was r esponsible for providing an d documenting 25,786 hours of training which tr anslates to approximately 8,270 hours of advanced officer s training, 9,658 hours of field tr aining, and 7,858 hours of academy tr aining per certified officer.

Housing The Housing Officer has assisted in fo ot and vehicular patrols in designated areas such as Siler Homes, Brannen Homes, and Clark Homes as well as 20 + properties assigned through the City’s Housing program. This position is also responsible for supporting patrol in addressing cr imes and calls for service in thes e ar eas , as well as providing a liaison type relationship with property managers and tenants. The Housing Officer r egularly patrols each of the FHA neighborhoods and is familiar with the off-site properties as well. The Housing Offic er works clos ely with the section 8 program and provides information to the Housing Authority. The Housing Officer also attends monthly meetings and provides a link of information to the board of dir ector s regarding community policing initiatives.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Project Alert Project Alert and the School R esource Officer (SRO’s) progr ams were implemented in August of 2012 with the Flagstaff Unified Schoo l District. Our agency has 112 swor n officers; two officers are assigned as SROs which repres ents a 1.7% of o ur sworn officers wor kin g pr imar ily in this assignment. Both officers regular ly handle patrol calls as well as their schedules allow. The SRO’s were able to present the Project Alert instruction to approximately 1000 students in the middle s chool gr ade range.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter and stay in the Know! Animal Control The Community Relations Office has one Animal Control Officer for the City of Flagstaff, who has been responsible for impound ing 542 animals, 396 dogs, 113 cats, and 34 other animals. Of those 542 animals, 21 wer e bite cases, 36 wer e involved in arr ests, and nine wer e hospital cases. The Animal Control Officer assisted with round up’s on the res ervation and provided educational infor mation to various events including the state wide ACO conference in June 2015.

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Deputy Chief Dan Musselman Support Services

Communications Manager Irene Hunkler 911 Communications Center 1 911 Training Coordinator 5 Supervisors 23 Dispatchers 2 Call Takers

Support Services Manager Jen Brown 1 Special Services Supervisor 2 Evidence Technicians 1 Property Control Coordinator 1 Parking Control Officer RECORDS 1 Supervisor 10 Administrative Specialist 2 Administrative Specialists from the Chiefs Office

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By combining quality people with modern technology, the Flagstaff 911 Communications Center maintains a consistently high level of service. The Intergraph Public Safety Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system combines mapping and agency unit identification in a dispatching format that enhances public safety agency response types and times. This new generation of CAD also allows dispatchers to "see" via computer where police and fire units are in the field. Staff access state and national computerized databases for law enforcement purposes. The Center is a model for stateof-the-art technology and interagency cooperation, therefore host numerous tours and site visits from local groups and outside agencies interested in our consolidation model and technological solutions.

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Members of the Consolidated City and County Communications Center provide law enforcement, fire and emergency medical dispatch to an immense geographic area. Accomplishments In 2015, the Communications Center hired nine and continued training seven Emergency Communications Specialists. Staff answered a total of 221,495 calls from the public. This included 56,488 calls that were received via 911, and 165,007 non -emergency incoming calls. Staff dispatched 78,603 calls for service to l aw enforcement and fire units. On October 1, 2015, Summit Fire Department reinstated their contract with the Flag staff 9-1-1 Communications Center for dispatch services. Personnel were able to keep fire response time from receipt of call to dispatch at or under one minute, (0.23 seconds) a National Fire Protection Agency best practice. Additionally, the Center main tained a 12 month average patrol response time of 4.32 minutes, from receipt of call to arrival of first unit on scene of priority one calls, better than the national benchmark and in line with our goal of under five minutes. City and County staff continue d to work with our on -site Geographic Information Systems (GIS) employee on regular installs of fresh versions of the CAD and Vela maps. These maps are utilized to assist communications personnel to direct public safety responders who respond to 911 and a ll other call activity as they travel to the location of an incident. Map enhancement is an ongoing priority to maintain maximum efficiency and accuracy of call responses. On medical calls, while emergency services are responding, communications person nel perform Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD). An emergency medical dispatcher is a certified tele communicator, tasked with the gathering of information related to medical emergencies, and offering assistance and pre -arrival medical instructions by voic e prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The term Emergency Medical Dispatcher is also a certification level and a professional designation, certified through the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch. In 2015, 12,411 Emergency Medic al calls were received by the Flagstaff 911 Communications Center and EMD was attempted or performed 93.5 % of t he time where EMD was possible. In 2015, all Emergency Communications Specialists completed monthly training from Police Legal Services, an on -line training used to strengthen the professional skills of Emergency Communication Specialists by reinforcing classroom training and supplementing agency -specific practices. Several employees benefited from Crisis Communications and Suicide Prevention training, Active Shooter Training, Verbal Judo, Best Practices in Public Safety for the Hearing Impaired training, Denise Amber Lee Training and CPR training. Additionally, six Emergency Communication Specialists attended and graduated from the Waleta Publi c Safety Dispatch Academy with two earning the academic award.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 A Certified Training Officer course was taught certifying three experienced communications personnel to train and evaluate new trainees in a one -on-one training situation. Updating the hiring process in 2014, through the use of “CritiCall”, a pre -employment multi -tasking testing program used to help screen communications personnel and Call Takers, has proven to be a helpful tool. Staff from each 911 Center in Coconino County, the Arizona State 911 Office, and City and County GIS groups met regularly in 2015 for information sharing, planning and problem solving. Quarterly Communications Users Group meetings continued in 2015. This group is comprised of stakeholders from all public safety agenci es in our county who assist the current and long -range planning process. Flagstaff Police Department in conjunction with the Flagstaff Fire Department, members of Coconino County, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Flagstaff’s GIS teams, is working on a Route Based Dispatching project. This is a Global Positioning System (GPS) program within the CAD system that will recommend the closest fire apparatus and the safest route for Flagstaff Fire Department to respond to fire and medical emergencies. The Flagstaff 9-1-1 Communications is able to better process and respond to wireless 9-1-1 calls through the use of Wireless 911 Phase II. The enhancement provides the latitude/longitude of either the wireless tower (Phase I) and/or the wireless caller’s approximate location (Phase II) depending on the service. Also, Phase II provides the telephone number of the caller. The program is maintained by the 911 Coordinator who works under the Flagstaff 911 Communications Manager and in conjunction with the Communications Managers from Grand Canyon, Page and Williams Police Departments. In 2015, the 911 Communications Center received 44,205 wireless calls. The completion of the new 800 MHz P25 digital public safety and city operations radio system that occurred in 2012 continues to be very beneficial. The old radio system’s two tower antenna array made it vulnerable to extreme weather conditions on Mount Elden that caused partial outages and reliance on one tower for city-wide as well as NAU coverage. The four tower antenna array has built in redundancy which makes it highly resistant to weather related disruptions in service. The radio system has dual band capability in the VHF spectrum so that public safety employees in Police and Fire Divisions can communicate directly with Sheriff’s Deputies as well as personnel from outlying Fire Departments. The 800 MHz system has assured secure and dependable emergency communications among all public safety personnel including Flagstaff and the surrounding vicinity. Installation of a repeater at Baker Butte and a control station in Fredonia has improved the radio communication between the Flagstaff 911 Communications Center and deputies working in the Fredonia, Blue Ridge and Forest Lakes vicinities.

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Records Section The Consolidated Flags taff Police Department/Coconino County Sheriff’s Department Records Division is an essential component of the police department. The section is staffed by 10 Administr ative Records Specialists and one Records Supervisor . It continues to be the centr al repository where all City Police, Coconino County Sheriff and Coconino Detention Facility reports ar e received, stor ed, and disseminated in both paper and electronic formats. Information is enter ed into the Inter graph Public Safety Records Management System and hard copy documents electr onically scanned and attached to allow both on and off -site cr iminal justice s taff to view or r eproduce r eports from their local workstations. Detailed electronic information is now available on over 2,584,011 Calls for service, over 471,164 Incident and cr ime reports, 328,192 Vehicles, 245,906 Arrests, and 194,011 Jail Bookings . The Records Staff continues to become more familiar with new technology and more accustomed to managing electronic documents . Staff reviews and conducts the final approval process for all incidents, arrests and citations electronically submitted by officers through the Records Management System. Our Records M anagement System (RMS) software is shar ed with numerous Northern Arizona law enforcement agencies , including Northern Arizona University Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Facility and Williams Police Department. Staff from these and many other local criminal justice agencies (i.e. City Court and Prosecutor, Adult Probation, Gang Intelligence and Team Enforcement Mission (GITEM) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) have immediate electronic access to the RMS/I -Leads system. Records staff pr oduce monthly statistical r eports for department staff, private citizens and FBI crime reporting. The Support Services Manager is designated as the department’s System Security Officer (SSO), r esponsible to ensure that the Police Department’s network and personnel are i n compliance with all applicable laws , rules, regulations, policies and procedur es governing the numerous national criminal justice information databases. The Flagstaff Police Department is committed to ensuring that the source data we submit for the Centr al State Repositor y and for FBI Uniform Crime Reporting is accurate and comprehensive.

Accomplishments The Flagstaff Police Department utilizes Intergraph Public Safety’s Records Management System, known as I/Leads. I/Leads-RMS stores and retrieves information on incidents, arrests, warrants, property, case management, field interviews, and many other types of information required to manage a public safety agency. This system possesses enhancements which include support for 64 bit servers which helps make the application run faster and be more efficient, the ability to associate property and evidence to an accident record, the ability for calls for service records to be attached to multiple incidents and accidents, and expanded abilities to transfer data from one module to another, such as from accidents to citations, from arrests to citations and from citations to arrests. Additionally, officers in the field are able to use Intergraph’s Field Reporting program that allows them to access Intergraph’s Records Management software, report incidents, and accidents, and transfer queries and responses using wireless technology. This promotes more efficient use of time by enabling officers to complete reporting tasks in the field instead of at the station. Hours of service for Records were changed on the weekends to bring the section more into line with operating schedules of other departments around the state. The section is now open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and closed to the public Page 83


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 on Sunday except for vehicle releases and those picking up property from the safekeeping room. Records handled 23,624 Police and Sheriff’s reports and 5,571 Jail booking records in 2015. Over 27,000 Reports were entered into the computer database and approximately 37,846 copies of reports were disseminated to the public and criminal justice agencies.

CopLogic Online Reporting Since June 2010, the Flagstaff Police Department has offered an online reporting system for certain types of reports. CopLogic Online Reporting is a web-based application which allows citizens to file a police report from their home or office, without having to call or come to the police station. Once the report is submitted, an officer reviews it to determine if it meets the criteria established for reporting an incident online. The officer then either approves the report and it is uploaded into the department’s Records Management System or the report is rejected back to the citizen with instructions for filing the report either over the phone or in person at the department. Currently the types of incidents that can be reported online are Lost Property, Harassing Phone Call, Criminal Damage to Property/Vandalism (excluding Graffiti), and Theft of property valued at less than $1,000. The last three types of incidents should have no known suspect. Since the program’s inception, 741 reports have been filed online, with 550 reports being approved and uploaded into the Records Management System.

Cop Link Since October 2010, the Flagstaff Police Department has been using Cop Link. Cop Link is a software program that organizes and rapidly analyzes vast quantities of structured and seemingly unrelated data, currently housed in various incompatible records management systems, over a highly secure intranet-based platform. Groups of law enforcement agencies are able to consolidate, share and identify valuable information from each other’s databases and criminal records. Cop Link allows officers and detectives to quickly and easily view the results of sophisticated analysis from complex data searches that uncover hidden relationships and associations across multiple database sources.

Crime Reports CrimeReports.com is an internet-based service which is free to the public and allows citizens to access a website and view crime locations and general crime trends within their community. CrimeReports.com publishes incident-level crime data provided by the Flagstaff Police Department and makes that information searchable by area, date, and crime type. The service also includes a basic analytics component, giving both law enforcement agencies and the public an easy-to-read snapshot of crime at the neighborhood level. Users may sign up to receive e-mail alerts on specific crime types within a certain geographic area.

PoliceReports.US The Flagstaff Police Department uploads accidents and some incident reports to PoliceReports.us, making it possible for citizens to go online to purchase copies of redacted reports. This service allows anyone with access to a computer to purchase a report without mailing a request or making a trip to the police department. Insurance companies requesting copies of accident reports can also purchase reports through this service. Types of reports available include accidents, informational reports, and most misdemeanor incident reports. The website offers an easy-to-use step by step procedure to search for a desired report and to purchase it using a credit card. In 2015, 760 reports were sold online through PoliceReports.US to individuals and insurance companies. Page 84


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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Special Services Evidence In 2015, the Evidence Section r eceived and pr ocessed 14,807 items of evidence which wer e logged in by officers, agents and detectives for cas e investigation and pros ecution. A total of 1,054 items were returned to their owner s and 13,020 items wer e destroyed. In all, 1,082 items of evidence were submitted to the Ar izona Department of Public Safety North ern Arizona Crime Labor atory for scientific analysis. This section continues to house and manage over 100,000 items of evidence.

Parking Control The Flagstaff Police Department employs one Parking Control Officer. This civilian officer is tasked with ensuring public compliance with parking regulations such as handicap zones, fire lanes and two hour par king zones thr oughout var ious city streets and parking lots. The primary focus of this enforcement is dir ected towards the downtown area of the city. In 20 15, Parking Control is sued 2,985 citations for parking violations in the downtown business district. Parking Control also coordinated the removal of 24 junk or abandoned vehicles as part of the City's Vehicle Abatement Progr am. A total of three (3) vehicle s were immobilized (“booted”) due to their owners having at least three (3) unpaid parking citations; upon successful payment of these past due fines, fees, etc., the vehicles were released to the owners.

Property Control The Flagstaff Police Department employs one Property Control Coor dinator . This civilian employee actively supports and upholds the City’s stated mission and values. They also perform non commissioned police s upport duties associated with the maintenance of over 90 police, administrativ e and specialty vehicles ; as such, they s chedule and coordinate the ser vice and repairs of thes e vehicles , ensuring fleet pr epar edness. Additionally, they manage and stock necessar y equipment to help keep the department functioning at its highest level.

DOWNTOWN PARKING EVIDENCE S TORAGE

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Justin Young Training Coordinator

Police Training Coordinator

Angela Eberhardt Evidence Technician

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Dave Holyfield – Retired December 31, 2015 Dave Holyfield began his service with Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in 1977. He left there in 1979 after being hired by Lake Havasu City Police Department. He al so served with the Mesa Police Department from 1981 to 1988. Dave came to the Flagstaff Police Department in October of 2002. He worked in the Patrol Section and briefly as the Training Coordinator until he promoted to Corporal in July of 2006. In April of 2007 he transferred into the Criminal Investigations Division. He took the lead in combating Identity Theft, by holding public identity theft prevention meetings and putting investigative resources into a special packet for victims to fill out. He co ordinated a finish the run event in honor of the late Chief Brent Cooper, and a golf tournament in honor of Mike Terrin. In March of 2013 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure, Dave coordinated the Departmental Awards Committee as well as the Crisis Incident Stress Management Team. Dave has numerous commendations in his file for outstanding work on various felony investigations and other endeavors. We wish Dave the best of luck in retirement.

Mary White – Retired June 13, 2015 In 2015, we celebrated the end of an honorable career with the retirement of Mary White. Mary was hired as an Emergency Communication Specialist in December of 1983; Mary was then promoted to Evidence Technician serving 30+ years with the Flagstaff Police D epartment. During her career, Mary provided excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. Mary was a valuable team member with years of experience in Evidence procedures. She assisted all officers in entering evidence and ensures th e integrity of the evidence was maintained. He r work ethic and pleasant attitude were always appreciated by all her co -workers. She was always willing to lend a hand, a smile and buy an employee a cup of coffee to brighten their day. Mary’s loyalty, comm itment to our community and experience will be missed. We wish her well in her next chapter and a Happy Retirement.

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