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2017 Flagstaff Police Department Annual Report

Project Manager Jennifer Brown


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission Statement.................................................................................................................................................... 2 Message from the Chief ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Command Staff Organizational Chart ...................................................................................................................... 7 Vision Statement ...................................................................................................................................................... 8 Organizational Goals ............................................................................................................................................... 9 Office of Professional Standards............................................................................................................................ 11 Awards and Recognitions ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Personnel Demographics ....................................................................................................................................... 24 Police Employees per 1,000 Citizens ..................................................................................................................... 30 Field Operations – Patrol Division......................................................................................................................... 31 Traffic Enforcement ............................................................................................................................................... 45 Emergency Services ............................................................................................................................................... 49 Criminal Investigations .......................................................................................................................................... 50 Part One Crime Statistics ...................................................................................................................................... 55 Street Crime Task Force ........................................................................................................................................ 66 Community Relations ............................................................................................................................................ 69 Support Services Organizational Chart .................................................................................................................. 74 Emergency Communications ................................................................................................................................. 75 Records .................................................................................................................................................................. 79 Special Services ..................................................................................................................................................... 82 Promotions ............................................................................................................................................................. 83 Retired Employees ................................................................................................................................................. 84

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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 2017 It is my honor to present to you the 2017 Flagstaff Police Department Annual report. This past year has been a challenging one for our department. We lost 18 officers through attrition (resignations, retirements, etc.) and as a result, the Department functioned 1/3 down in patrol throughout most of the year. To meet the demands of calls for service and our mission of preserving life, property, and public order, we vacated most specialty assignments to supplement our patrol division. Our response time to emergencies remained well below national averages in 2017. However, our ability to invest in proactive directed patrol efforts and selfinitiated activities like field interviews and traffic stops declined as fewer officers remained responsible for handling the ever-increasing radio calls. To meet the challenges presented by our low staffing, we tripled our recruiting efforts for EIGHT (8) new officers in 2017. We have seen good results from these efforts recently, and at the time this message is being written, we have nine (9) qualified applicants that have passed a written test, oral board and physical agility with our department, and are awaiting a background investigation. We are however, currently down 27 officer positions out of a patrol division of 68 officers, (we have eight (8) vacancies, six (6) in the Academy, 10 in field training, two (2) on military leave and one (1) on light duty). One significant challenge for all law enforcement agencies today is that an officer can leave with a two-week notice, but it takes a minimum of nine (9) months to replace them (due to the time it takes to recruit, hire, and complete the academy and field training). Additionally, the command staff has secured five new officer positions since July 1, 2017, two through the Federal COPS grant program. This is a competitive application process, and the Flagstaff Police Department received two officers of only four awarded statewide. We are asking the budget team and Council to support an additional two (2) uniformed officers in 2018, as well as four civilian police aid positions to launch this program which has seen proven success in other agencies throughout the state. A civilian police aid program will allow us to hire individuals 18 years of age and older. We can train them in house, and these individuals will respond to nonemergency calls for service, assist in traffic collision investigations and reporting, conduct parking enforcement, tow vehicles, lead funeral processions, and conduct other non-enforcement related activities. Our research reflects they could assist with 48% of the calls our officers are currently receiving. In order to prevent crime in our community, I believe it is essential that our officers be freed from radio calls in order to reinvest in proactive directed patrol efforts that will prevent crime and collisions. We believe a civilian police aid program and additional uniformed officers will help achieve this goal. The patrol division is not the only area that was challenged by staffing levels in 2017. Our 911 dispatch center also saw significant turnover, and at this time is down 5 of 30 positions, with very significant challenges recently in recruitment. We will continue to work on this as well in 2018.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 In 2017, property crime in Flagstaff declined by 4%. Because property crime represents the majority of criminal incidents in our community, crime overall went down by 2%. Of significant concern however, is that violent crime in Flagstaff increased by 16% in 2017. This is the largest increase in a crime category in Flagstaff in well over a decade. Our Agency continues to invest in Compstat, meeting monthly to examine crime trends in Flagstaff. In May 2017, we began to see the increase in violent crime. Our analysis in the months to follow, indicated that much of our violent crime was being perpetrated by our serial inebriant population (they are also the victims of much of this crime as well). By years end, our crime stats indicate that the serial inebriant population was responsible for 1/3 of all of our rapes, 1/3 of all of our aggravated assaults, and 56% of all of our robberies (against a person). Some in this segment of our population are also becoming more violent. In 2017, serial inebriants were responsible for a 30% increase in assaults against police officers, and a 94% increase in assaults against health care workers. In years past, we have had some success in addressing these issues through proactive directed patrol efforts in our hot spot locations. Our staffing challenges have significantly hampered these efforts, and we hope with improvements in staffing in 2018, we might be better able to reduce incidents of violent crime among this population. Our community continues to enjoy decreases in domestic violence related crime. In 2017, we saw a 2% decrease in domestic violence, not significant if evaluated in isolation, but significant in the fact that over the past five years, we have collectively seen a 25% reduction in domestic violence in Flagstaff. There are a number of partners who all share in this success. Our agency contributes significantly through the use of the domestic violence supplemental, strangulation supplemental and domestic violence lethality assessment to ensure the criminal justice community understands the risks and makes appropriate recommendations for both the perpetrators and victims of these crimes. We also employ two detectives full time to investigate these cases and assure that our advocates are in contact with our victims. Despite our staffing concerns, I am very proud of the men and women of this agency. In 2017, our officers arrested nearly three times the number of DUI drivers than national averages. Our detectives achieved a clearance rate of 75% for violent crimes in 2017, more than double the clearance rate nationally for agencies our size. We have also maintained our commitment to community policing in Flagstaff. Our Citizens Liaison Committee met monthly throughout the year, and presented four public forums that were well attended. Our staff conducted 273 community support meetings in 2017, in addition to assisting with numerous block watch meetings each month. We instituted a new online reporting system in 2017, and created a way for our citizens to report traffic related concerns to us online, as well as make late reported traffic accident reports via our website. We conducted a very successful law enforcement toy drive providing our providing toys for nearly 700 children at Christmas, conducted two citizen police academies, hosted a very well attended National Night Out in August, and provided a uniform presence at dozens of community events throughout the year. Our citizen volunteers increased their donated time by 32% in 2017. Our officers are also extremely well trained. In 2017, Officers received almost 28,000 hours of training (including academy and field training programs), and this represents 66% more training than the year before. Our Officers all received training in 2017 on implicit bias, mental health first aid, Navajo Cultural Awareness, firearms qualifications, driving training, and many other topics. In closing, we will once again be focusing on restoring and enhancing our staffing levels in 2018, and allocating our staffing in a way that reduces violent crime and ensures the safety of our community.

Kevin D. Treadway Chief, Flagstaff Police Department Page 4


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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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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Property Crime: Improve security for the citizens of Flagstaff by addressing the high rate of property crimes. 2017 Goal: Reduce Property Crimes to be within 20% of the National Benchmark in CY 16. The 2016 National Benchmark is at 24.5 property crimes per 1,000 residents. 2017 Actual: CY 17 consisted of 37.1 Property Crimes reported and investigated per 1,000 residents, a decrease from the 40 in CY 16. We will continue to work toward achieving the National Benchmark. 2017 Goal: Maintain the current outstanding clearance rate for Property Crimes in comparison to the 2016 National Benchmark of 18.3% by identifying and aggressively pursuing prosecution of repeat offenders while maximizing use of Property Crimes Detectives to employ intelligence-led policing. 2017 Actual: In CY 17 our Property Crime clearance rate was 38%, which is 10% higher than the National Benchmark of 18.3%. Goals to Enhance 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 abiding members of the community. 2017 Goal: A 5% increase in participation in all community policing programs from CY 16. 2017 Actual: In 2017, we conducted 301 community support meetings resulting in a 10% increase. 2017 Goal: A 5% reduction in public intoxicant contacts from CY 16 (3,586). 2017 Actual: In CY 17 we had 2,830 public intoxicants, a decrease of 21% 2017 Goal: Maintain Part II drug arrests to exceed the National Benchmark of 4.9 arrests per 1,000 residents. 2017 Actual: Arrests for Part II drug offenses resulted in 10.5 arrests per 1,000 residents.

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PUBLIC SAFETY GOALS Community Safety: Improve community safety by collaborating with agency partners and the community, while fully utilizing all investigating resources, prosecution and disposition of all Part I crimes and domestic violence cases. 2017 Goal: Maintain a clearance rate for Part I violent crimes to meet the 2016 National Benchmark of 46% for CY 17. 2017 Actual: Our clearance rate for Part I violent crime in CY 17 was 75%. 2017 Goal: Reduce Part I violent crimes to meet the 2016 National Benchmark of 3.86 per 1,000 residents through increased enforcement activities by patrol officers. 2017 Actual: CY 17 our community experienced 290 violent crimes, for a rate of 4.0 per 1,000 residents slightly higher than the National Benchmark. CY 17 had a 16% increase from CY 16. CY 16 violent crimes were 251. 2017 Goal: Reduce domestic violence incidents by 5% from CY 16. 2017 Actual: In CY 17 1,482 domestic violence incidents were investigated, a decrease of 2.3%.

Goals to Reduce Collisions: Collision Reduction: Promote traffic safety on Flagstaff’s streets by identifying and targeting the causes of motor vehicle collisions and providing highly visible deterrents. 2017 Goal: Reduce collisions by 5% from CY 08 (3,129 collisions) and maintain this number through CY 17. 2017 Actual: In 2017 we investigated 2,860 traffic collisions which is a 9% reduction from CY 08 numbers. 2017 Goal: Maintain a level of DUI arrests to exceed the Benchmark of 2.5 DUI arrests per 1,000 residents. 2017 Actual: In CY 17 – we made 400 DUI arrests for an arrest rate of 5.5 per 1,000 residents.

Responsiveness: 2017 Goal: Assure response time to priority one calls remain below the National Benchmark of 5.73 minutes. 2017 Actual: In CY 17 our average response time to priority one calls was 3.45 minutes. 2017 Goal: Achieve a 5% reduction in sustained complaints from CY 09 (13 sustained complaints). 2017 Actual: In CY17, 5 complaints were sustained. A 62% decrease from 2009. 2017 Goal: Maintain CY 08 positive customer service survey rates that exceed the National Benchmark of 77%. 2017 Actual: In CY 17, our positive response rate on customer service surveys was 92%.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 The Office of Professional Standards is staffed with one Sergeant. The Sergeant works 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 review of use of force reports. Hiring Over 112 applications were accepted for sworn officer positions, including recruits and lateral positions. Forty-three pre-employment background investigations were conducted resulting in the hiring of 16 police officers. Qualified applicants proceeded through the application process which includes a written examination, physical agility test, oral board interviews and an extensive background employee check. Thirteen extensive civilian pre-employment background investigations were conducted. Twelve civilians and interns were hired to work in the Emergency Communications, Community Relations, Detectives and Records Divisions. Pre-Academy orientation was conducted in 2017 for fifteen 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 Training 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.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DISPOSITION OF CITIZEN COMPLAINTS Disposition Sustained Partially Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Not Sustained Policy Failure Withdrawn Total

Number

Percent

5 2

12% 5%

27 3 2 1 1 41

66% 7% 5% 2% 2% 100%

Citizen Complaints by Ethnic Origin of Complainant

Asian 0%

Unknown 3%

Caucasian Hispanic African American Native American

Native American 7%

Caucasian Asian 71% Unknown

African American 12%

Caucasian

Hispanic 7%

29

71%

Hispanic

3

7%

African American

5

12%

Native American

3

7%

Asian

0

0%

Unknown

1

3%

Total

41

100%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DISPOSITION OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION COMPLAINTS Disposition

Not Sustained, 0%, (0)

Number Percent

Sustained

5

71%

Partially Sustained Not Sustained Unfounded Total

2

14%

0 0 7

0% 0.0% 100%

Disposition of Internal Affairs Investigation Complaints Unfounded, 0%, (0)

Partially Sustained, 14%, (2)

Sustained Partially Sustained Not Sustained Unfounded Sustained, 71%, (5)

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ANNUAL AWARDS

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2016 VFW Officer of the Year Drew Emanuel Officer Drew Emanuel is a very active and productive officer for the Flagstaff Police Department. During this year he averaged 4.75 reports a day. He made 240 misdemeanor arrests, averaging 20 misdemeanor arrests per month. He made a total of 57 felony arrests which averages 4.75 felony arrests per month. He also made 17 DUI arrests during this time and did so on a very busy shift. Not only has Officer Emanuel been very active in arrests and documenting crimes, has he also been above average with 2.52 total traffic contacts and 3.66 field interviews per shift. Officer Emanuel uses self-initiated activity to complete his job in an above standard manner. He is frequently commended by other units such as METRO for his street knowledge and his ability to gather information that is relevant to cases. As shown by his activity numbers, Emanuel works extremely hard and very dedicated to this job. Officer Emanuel has shown his extreme dedication to this job and to the citizens of this community through his proactive activity and attention to detail. Emanuel writes outstanding police reports, each time. He is extremely fit as he works out every day to take care of his body for the stresses and threats that he may face on a day to day basis. He is always prepared for his shift earlier than he is required and always sets a good example for others. He is active in his block watch which is NAU Athletics. He routinely speaks with student athletes and makes sure they are headed towards the correct path. He is an extremely good representative of the Flagstaff Police Department. Officer Emanuel can always be counted on by his peers and his supervisors to do the right thing. During this year Officer Emanuel tested for and was appointed to the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team after a very competitive process. He also became General Instructor certified and quickly became a Field Training Officer. He is an asset to both programs. Officer Emanuel‘s great attitude and esprit de corps reflects well on the Flagstaff Police Department and the City of Flagstaff. It is for all the aforementioned reasons, and more, he was selected as the VFW Officer of the Year.

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2017 Exchange Club Officer of the Year Officer Pat Condon Patrick Condon was hired by the Flagstaff Police Department in March of 2006. He has worked most of his career in patrol, with a tour as a narcotics detective. He has also served on the original Sunnyside King Squad and is a member of the SWAT Team. Officer Condon has a work ethic that is without question unmatched in this department. He has always produced a high level of field activity, and has multiple outstanding evaluations in his file. He has an equally impressive number of commendations and letters of appreciation. Without exception Officer Condon is the epitome of professionalism and compassion. An example of this is when he was on walking beat and observed a citizen in a wobbly wheelchair. Condon pushed the citizen to the restaurant and then went to a hardware store and purchased bolts to repair one of the wheels. After fixing the chair, he gave the citizen an extra bolt incase the opposite wheel suffered the same failure. Officer Condon consistently arrives at work and provides exemplary service to everyone he encounters during his shift. He has an ability to use certain mannerism and demeanor that help him easily establish rapport with just about anyone from law abiding citizens to the most hardened of suspects. He treats everyone in such a way that respect and understanding is automatically reflected to him in almost every circumstance. He is truly a natural leader and makes a difficult job much easier when he is around. Officer Condon works tirelessly on and off duty without expectation of personal or professional gain. He has a working relationship with countless businesses and stakeholders in the community as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies across and state and country. He took it upon himself to become specially trained presenter in the subject matter of “active shooter� and has provided training to fellow officers, City staff, and streamed it via video to hundreds of students. He is highly sought after to present this training on a regular basis. Officer Condon is the Flagstaff Police Officers Association President and has put in the time, effort, and sacrifice to make this organization a driving force in representing the officers of this department. He is responsible for sponsoring and helping organize huge neighborhood events in the city, such as the Sunnyside Cinco De Mayo celebration, an assortment of fundraisers to benefit the community as well as doing much of the work in organizing the annual memorial Moose Run fundraiser and the departmental awards and recognition banquet. Officer Condon has earned the respect and admiration of his squad members and officers he works with and is a natural leader. It is because of his commitment to accomplishing the mission of the Flagstaff Police Department, having never wavered in the service he provides this community and the example he sets for high standards that he was the obvious choice for this award. .

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 2017 Eric J. Lindstrom Leadership Award Officer Dustin Hemp The Eric J Lindstrom Leadership Award is presented to an officer who demonstrates exceptional leadership among their peers. They present themselves daily in a pristine uniform and carry out their duties with the utmost professionalism. This officer should routinely present their peers with useful in-service training whether simple or complex. They should be an officer who is sought for advise in any situation from simple investigations to the most dynamic of police matters. Officer Hemp maintained the highest levels of teamwork and demonstrated this to his peers. Above all, Officer Hemp is someone who would help their fellow officers in any situation whether on or off duty as that is the type of leader Eric Lindstrom was. Those peers who nominated Hemp attest that he is one of the individuals who uses his experience and training to teach anyone willing to learn. This informal teaching is one of the reasons Officer Hemp is looked up to by less experienced officers. On multiple occasions Hemp has used his SWAT training and experience to perform in-services to various squads. Theses trainings have included: making entry into buildings, contact and cover, defensive tactics, and how to best approach and contact violent suspects. Hemp is enthusiastic about training and can often be found volunteering to wear the red man suit during defensive tactics training. He often uses simunition rounds to make the training as lifelike as possible. Hemp’s leadership role doesn’t stop at his ability to teach or take control of high risk scenes. He has always paid attention to his fellow officers and routinely jumps calls to keep the work load as balanced as possible. He will assist on any scene to help his peers efficiently investigate the call for service and ensure the correct course of action is taken to resolve the issue. He is constantly sought out on and off duty for advice, and he gives direction with the boldness in which he handles his scenes. His guidance is in accordance with the proper judicial practices and in line with the values of the Flagstaff Police Department. Officer Dustin Hemp exemplifies the qualities of the Eric Lindstrom Award and his peers as well as police leadership feel he is most deserving for his support of our mission to protect and preserve life and property.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Civilian Employee of the Year Val Hernandez Excellence Award Katie Brandis Katie is a Communications Supervisor and a 12-year veteran of Flagstaff Police Department. As a Communications Supervisor, Katie is charged with ensuring the wellbeing of her staff, motivating them to meet their goals and objectives, and ensuring the Communications Center functions efficiently. As a Communications Specialist, Katie applies her 12-years of experience and training to help the citizens of Flagstaff by working together with officers in a team effort to advance FPD’s mission. Katie far exceeds expectations when called for assistance; as she not only provides support by efficiently communicating information requested by the officers; but Katie frequently uses her knowledge and experience to proactively provide additional useful information before patrol even requests it. Katie is a rare person when it comes to her selflessness, servant leadership, sacrifice, and compassion. Katie is quick to “pick up the slack” and fill-in during staffing shortfalls. Frequently, Katie can be seen leaving a night shift only to return shortly thereafter without complaint to cover a co-worker’s shift. Katie’s work ethic is inspirational to the employees she supervises. In the spirit of Ad Honorem Katie is a sincere person who does not come to work just to collect a paycheck; she is a person who shows up to help support the people next to her and to help support the officers on the other end of the radio. For this we award Communications Supervisor Katie Brandis with 2017’s Valerie Hernandez Excellence Award.

2017 Flagstaff Police Department Officer of the Year Kevin Sapp Cpl. Kevin Sapp came to FPD as a lateral hire from Avondale in May of 2013. Sapp has been doing an excellent job of serving his new community ever since. Sapp honors the Flagstaff Police Department and protects his community by consistently providing outstanding work to help keep our community safe. Already a highly mindful and conscientious patrol officer, Sapp continually seeks opportunities to improve his skills as an investigator. As a leader, Sapp recognizes opportunities and to pass his skills onto less experienced officers. For example, shortly after becoming a Drug Recognition Expert, Sapp volunteered to attend training so he could bring that expertise back to his colleagues as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. In fact, Sapp has led the Flagstaff Police Department in back to back years for productivity related to DUI investigations and arrests – greatly reducing the dangers our friends, our families, and ourselves face while we drive through our community. In his relatively short tenure with the Flagstaff Police Department, Sapp has volunteered to further share his experience and knowledge by becoming a Field Training Officer. In addition, Sapp volunteered, tested, and won a position to become a member of the FPD’s SWAT Team. Because of Sapp’s commitment to policing, his dedication to our community, and his leadership potential, Kevin was recently promoted to the rank of Corporal. His hard work and dedication has made him highly respected not only among his peers, but also among his supervisors as well. In the spirit of the FPD motto, “Ad Honorem,” Cpl. Sapp has been providing above standard work and service to our community without expectation of reward or formal acknowledgement.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Victim Witness Services Heart of Gold Award/ Officer of the Year Detective Casey Rucker The advocates at Victim Witness Services have selected you to receive their Heart of Gold Award for 2017. This award is given each year to a member of law enforcement who has been especially outstanding in their work with our clients, victims of crime. They indicated, “You have shown yourself to be an outstanding detective who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Your skills as a detective are more than matched by the compassion and sensitivity shown while working with victims of crime. While we appreciate all the detectives we work with, your work with our clients has been exemplary.� Your attention to detail and compassion shown to victims of crime is in line with the values of our agency.

2017 City Manager Awards Detective Personnel: Brad Conway, Mike Rodriquez, Ryan Turley, Adrian Barreras, Shawn Knott, Casey Rucker, Nick Jacobellis, Eric Carlson, Jared Wotasik, Todd Martinet, Melissa Seay, Ryan Beckman, and Ryan Darr The Detective Section was nominated due to working several overwhelming and high-profile homicides in 2017. They worked a total of eight (8) homicides in 2017. In 2016 we had zero homicides. The Detective Division also saw a 16% increase in violent crime in general. The Division was able to end the year with a 75% clearance rate on their cases which is double national averages.

Officer Matt Schmidt Officer Matt Schmidt was nominated due to his initiative and creativity in traffic enforcement. He arranged for assistance from streets to create a pull out on the east interchange where Officers could safely work traffic violations. He also reviewed the top ten most dangerous intersections and educated the officers of various squads on how to work these intersections, focusing on those violations which were the leading causes of traffic collisions. He shared all his advice with officers on his squad as well as others.

Jen Brown, Chad Smith, Shalaine Lindley-Bigler and Michael Rodgers Several employees were nominated because they assisted with getting the Park Flag Program up and running. Some assisted with backgrounds and hiring, others assisted with training the new employees, and still others assisted in working with the stakeholders to work out the process of getting the citations completed, into the computer, and to city court.

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2017 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award Officer Morgan Murray Officer Morgan Murray has been selected as the Mothers against Drunk Driving Officer of the year. Over the course of the last year he was one of the top producers in the number of arrests made for Driving under the Influence (DUI). Murray made 22 DUI arrests during the 12 months immediately preceding this nomination. Upon becoming an officer in 2009, Murray had the foresight to pursue the training and education to make him a better investigator. He became a General Instructor and Field Training Officer in 2012 and was certified in Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). He recently completed phlebotomy training so he can assist other officers in their investigations. He consistently meets or exceeds the performance standards for DUI enforcement. He is also a former recipient of the Flagstaff Police Departments Medal of Courage for his actions in pursuing an armed suspect who had fired on officers. Additionally, Murray serves our community outside of the enforcement role as he is involved in two Block Watch Programs. Murray holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University. His actions of removing impaired drivers from our roadways have prevented collisions, thereby preserving life and property, in support of the mission of the Flagstaff Police Department.

Lifesaving Award Officer Chris Waters and Officer Tyler Stoppe

On 07/13/2017, Ofc. Tyler Stoppe and Ofc. Chris Waters responded to a toner call for a person suffering an arterial bleeding injury at 2619 North First Street. Upon arrival, Stoppe and Waters observed the injured subject lying halfway in the road and halfway on the sidewalk covered in blood with the victim’s left arm was still actively bleeding from an artery. Both Stoppe and Ofc. Waters ran to the subject where another citizen was trying to apply pressure to stop the bleeding. Realizing that the helpful citizen’s application of direct pressure was ineffective, the officers quickly applied a tourniquet around the victim’s upper arm to stem the bleeding. The officers then attended to the victim’s forearm wound with an Israeli bandage in an attempt to control yet more bleeding. Once the tourniquet and bandage was applied the bleeding had drastically slowed. It was later learned the victim had self-inflicted the laceration, from his wrist to the crease of his elbow. The laceration had cut beyond all muscle tissue and bone was exposed throughout most of the laceration. The subject’s face was pale as he was going in and out of consciousness and kept saying he was going to throw up. It was apparent he was bleeding out. The subject was transported by Guardian code 3 to the Flagstaff Medical Center where they immediately took him into surgery. A nurse reported they gave the subject 3 liters of blood to keep him alive. The average adult body only holds 5 liters of blood. While surgeons were working on the subject, the tourniquet applied to his upper arm was left on to keep the bleeding under control. At the hospital, a Flagstaff Fire Captain praised the Officers work on scene. It is apparent the officers’ training, pre-arrival preparations, and quick actions on scene helped save his life. Stoppe and Waters life-saving actions are in line with of the mission of the Flagstaff Police Department to protect and preserve life. Page 20


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Lifesaving Award Officer Nicholas Ashland and Officer Lorraine Zannini On December 30, 2017 at approximately 0139hrs Ofc. Ashland and Ofc. Zannini responded to a report that a pedestrian had just been struck by a train near Beaver St. When Ashland and Zannini arrived on scene they saw an unresponsive man lying on the ground. He was bleeding profusely from a serious leg injury. Ashland and Zannini quickly assessed the man’s airway, breathing and circulation to conclude that the injury to the man’s leg was life-threatening, requiring immediate attention. While Ashland stabilized the man’s head and neck and Flores retrieved a tourniquet from his vehicle, Zannini reassured the injured man to keep him from aggravating his condition. Zannini quickly applied a tourniquet in an effort to stop his bleeding. Ashland then assessed the victim’s bleeding to determine a second tourniquet was needed. Zannini then applied a second tourniquet to effectively stop the man’s bleeding. But for the quick actions by Zannini and Ashland to stop the man’s bleeding, he likely would have died. Their dedication to the preservation of life is in keeping with the finest traditions of Flagstaff Police Department’s mission and values.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Medal of Courage Officer Pat Condon, Officer Ryan Sherf and Officer Dustin Hemp On October 12, 2017, Officer Condon, Hemp and Sherf responded to a call for service at the Wal Mart, 2601 E Huntington regarding a male subject with a weapon. It was further reported that this male pointed the weapon at a citizen in the parking lot and was seated in an older model, blue in color, extended cab pickup truck. Officer Condon arrived first and located the occupied vehicle. Knowing this suspect had a weapon and threatened a citizen at Wal Mart, Condon contacted the male from a distance in a tactful manner utilizing a vehicle to cover himself while speaking with the individual. Upon contact, Condon identified himself to the occupant and asked that he turn off his vehicle. From the start, the male seemed as though he was not immediately compliant with the commands of Condon and was reluctant to submit to Condon’s authority, refusing to show his hand or turn off his vehicle. Without warning, while Condon continued with his commands, the male raised his hands and extended one hand holding a firearm. The male then began firing the weapon at Officer Condon forcing him to react. Relying upon his training and preparedness, Condon took appropriate cover and moved to a position in which he could address the threat. It was at this point that Officer Sherf was positioned directly behind the vehicle. Sherf, observing that his fellow Officer was taking fire, responded to the threat by discharging his firearm at the male. Sherf did so without the benefit of cover, potentially exposing himself to the suspect in the process. Officer Hemp also responded to the threat, by discharging his weapon at the suspect. The suspect in the vehicle continued firing at Condon while fire was being returned Condon, Sherf, and Hemp. The gunshots coming from the suspect ceased and the vehicle drove forward and crashed into a light pole located in the parking lot. The status of the suspect was unknown to the officers. However due to the threat posed, Condon chose to move from his position of cover, as did Sherf and Hemp in pursuit of the vehicle and its occupant. All Officers took new positions of cover behind other vehicles to continue addressing the male in the vehicle. Condon immediately began communicating with responding Officers to coordinate their response to not place them in any danger should the vehicle’s occupant initiate a second lethal encounter by opening fire upon arriving Officers. Condon tactically positioned responding Officers in a manner that protected not only responding Officer’s safety, but more importantly the safety of citizens in the area or arriving in the area. Immediately after positioning responding Officers, Condon began coordinating the evacuation of the parking lot in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle they were contacting. Condon displayed a willingness to confront danger, by having the courage under fire and duress to address the threat to not only his safety and life, but the safety and lives of the citizens at the Wal Mart. Sherf and Hemp also displayed courage by, without hesitation, choosing to confront danger and more importantly a threat to their fellow Officer’s safety and life, placing themselves in harm’s way while facing uncertain danger themselves. Officers Condon, Sherf, and Hemp are hereby awarded the Flagstaff Police Department’s distinguished and prestigious Medal of Courage Award, based upon their courageous actions in pursuing and ultimately stopping a grave threat to both Officers and the community, in the performance of an official act.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Life Saving Award Josie Blasi On August 14, 2017, Emergency Communications Specialist Josie Blasi received a telephone call from a hysterical husband advising his wife was seizing and not breathing. Blasi quickly entered the call for service so that fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel could immediately be dispatched. Blasi gave the husband step-by-step instructions to move the patient from the bed to the floor so cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could be administered. Using his name, Blasi reminded the husband that he would need to continuously provide CPR to his wife until emergency personnel arrived on scene. Blasi assured him that help was on the way and confirmed he was still administering CPR. Ultimately This patient was discharged a few days after the incident. Guardian Ambulance Battalion Chief Isabelle Deslauriers praised Blasi for an EXCELLENT job coaching the family member to perform CPR and stated the team work from the time 911 was called and the care provided on scene, all contributed to the patient surviving. On November 28, 2017, Chief Treadway received an e-mail from the husband (Glen Isbell) who wrote “I would like to extend my deepest gratitude toward your Dispatcher, Josie Blasi, who literally saved my wife’s life by keeping me focused and on task conducting CPR.” Mr. Isbell explained that although he has worked challenging situations throughout his career as a law enforcement officer, a Marine, and a construction lead foreman all those experiences did not help him in this moment. He wrote “I found myself lost, confused, and scared, as I had my wife’s life in my hands”. Blasi effectively calmed him down enough to get the call dispatched and perform Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD). Mr. Isbell was informed by the doctor that only 2% of heart attack victims survive the outcome because the person doing CPR immediately doesn’t do CPR correctly. Isbell was also advised by Summit Fire Department paramedics that in their 18 years of service, they have had no survivors until his wife. The paramedic credited the victim’s survival to Blasi’s competence, confidence, and commitment.

2017 Volunteer of the Year Award Gary Gimenez Gary Gimenez has volunteered with our agency for 15 proud years. For many of those years, Gary has volunteered as one of the FPD's firearms armorers. Gary can be found almost any Wednesday afternoon working in the armory providing service maintenance for FPD's duty weapons, sorting brass, cleaning guns or preparing for the next firearms training day. Gary also helps in planning and implementation of the Citizen’s Police Academy, held twice a year. This is a significant time commitment for Gary as he attends nearly every Academy class. Gary assists in the Citizen's Police Academy by organizing handout materials and verifying class rosters are accurate and complete. Gary also volunteers his time to help with other FPD special events like the County Fair, National Night Out and the Law Enforcement Toy Drive. In 2017 Gary volunteered 211 hours of his time in the armory, 153 hours assisting with the Citizen’s Academy, 64.5 hours working with officers on the range and an additional 20 hours helping in other ways around the department. Gary is an amazing volunteer and Flagstaff Police Department is lucky to have him. Thank you for everything you do, Gary.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Demographics for Sworn & Civilian Personnel

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DEMOGRAPHICS – SWORN AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL Sworn Personnel Race/Ethnicity 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

89

10 3 Caucasian

38

Hispanic

1

Native American African American

Sworn Personnel Age

40 35

35 30

23

25 20 15

7

10 5 0 21 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 +

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DEMOGRAPHICS

Sworn Personnel Years of Service 40

37

35 30 25

21

20 16

15

14 9

10

6

5 0 0 to 3

4 to 6

7 to 9

10 to 15

16 to 19

20 +

Sworn Personnel Education 60

51

50 40 27 30 20 10

6

8

8

1

0 High School

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Masters Degree

PHD

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DEMOGRAPHICS

Sworn Personnel 7 Male Female 96

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DEMOGRAPHICS CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

38

Civilian Personnel Race/Ethnicity

40 35 30 25 20 Civilian

15 10

4

5

5 0

0 Caucasian

Hispanic

Native American

African American

Civilian Personnel Age 16 14

14 12

13

12 10

8

8

Civilian

6 4 2 0 21 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 +

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Civilian Personnel Years of Service

19 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0

9

7

Civilian 6

4 2

0 to 3

4 to 6

7 to 9

10 to 15

16 to 19

20 +

Civilian Personnel Education 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0

19 16

Civilian 3

4

5

0 High School

Some Associates Bachelors Masters College Degree Degree Degree

PHD

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Civilian Personnel 7

Male Female 41

Employees per 1,000 Citizens

Police Employees per 1,000 Citizens Data derived from 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report

Civilian Index Sworn Index

Flagstaff

Avondale

Buckeye

Casa Grande

Goodyear

0.7 1.6

0.6 1.3

0.4 1.3

0.7 1.4

0.4 1.1

Lake Havasu City 0.7 1.3

Arizona

Cities 50K to 99K

National

1.5 1.9

0.4 1.5

1.0 2.3

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Deputy Chief Walt Miller

Community Relations Sgt Runge 1 SRO Officer 1Hoursing Officer Training Coordinator

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 2 Animal Control Officers

Emergency Services Tactical Operations Explosives Disposal Hostage Negotiations

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Deputy Chief Walt 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 highly trained and well-equipped Emergency Services Response Teams that include the Northern Regional SWAT Team, Negotiations and the Bomb Squad. Also falling within the Operations Division is the Department Training Coordinator, the Street Crimes Task Force (METRO). 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 eight officers, one special enforcement squad, a traffic squad, and one squad consisting of a Sergeant and four officers assigned to the Sunnyside neighborhood. Most of the squads are supervised by a Sergeant and a Corporal and each of the three Patrol Lieutenants oversee the activities of our Patrol Division. One Lieutenant is assigned to duty during nighttime hours 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, crime and collision investigation, responding to calls for service, and report writing.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 PATROL ACTIVITY Activity

2016

2017

% Change

Part One Crimes

251

290

16%

Part One Crimes Cleared

212

217

75%

2,816

2,710

-4%

19,402

18,628

-4%

7,332

7,056

-3.8%

82,134

81,363

-0.9%

Domestic Violence Incidents

1,516

1,482

-2.2%

Public Assist

8,571

8,138

-5.0%

Presentations & Media Releases

1,044

1,248

19.5%

Community Policing Contacts

8,677

8,058

-7.1%

110,556

99,610

-9.9%

Training Hours

16,782

27,839

66.4%

Field Interviews

12,520

10,816

-13.6%

Public Intoxicants

3,586

2,830

-21.1%

Animal Control Calls for Service

2,537

2,447

-2.3%

Part Two Crimes* Reports Taken Arrests Total Calls for Service

Patrol Hours in Field

*includes unfounded crimes

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 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 ALL OTHER EXCEPT TRAFFIC CURFEW VIOLATIONS RUNAWAYS TOTAL

ADULT 7 6 16 209 28 742 6 650 7 8 1 10 1 270 18 1 117 47 587 0 25 372 563 755 965 0 0 5410

JUVENILE 3 1 1 19 2 78 4 65 1 0 0 0 0 24 2 0 3 8 86 0 1 2 43 41 19 0 1 402

2017 TOTAL 10 7 17 228 30 820 10 715 8 8 1 10 1 294 20 1 120 55 673 0 26 374 606 796 984 0 1 5812

2016 TOTAL 0 6 11 200 38 848 8 693 15 10 5 3 6 293 20 1 113 58 659 0 29 499 760 814 1031 0 1 6134

% CHANGE 100% 17% 55% 14% -21% -3 25% 3% -47% -20% -80% 233% -83% 0.34% 0% 0% 6% -5% 2% 0 -10% -25% -20% -2% -5% 0 0 -5%

*Count represents the number of charges, not the number of persons arrested

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Police Calls Holding Ten Year Comparison 2008-2017 12

10.9 10.2

9.7

10 8.3 6.7

7.8

7.7

7.4

8

7.5

6.6 20 Minute Calls Holding

6

60 Minute Calls Holding 4 2.1

2

2.2

1.9

1.6

0.9

0.7

1.4

0.8

1.4

1.1

0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Police Calls For Service and Reports Taken Ten Year Comparison 2008-2017 60,000 50,000 40,000 Police Calls

30,000

Reports 20,000 10,000 0 2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 ARREST BY RACE 400

African American Asian

2017 Arrests by Offense

350 300

Caucasian 250 Native American

200 150 100 50 0

African American Asian Caucasian Native American

DUI

Agg Assault

Assault

8 4 197 152

6 1 93 137

16 1 237 329

Public Disorderly Consumptio Conduct n 19 1 0 0 266 45 330 352

Sexual Assault

Shoplfiting

0 0 3 6

24 2 243 286

2017 Arrest by Age Offender *Caucasian includes Hispanic persons arrested 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

100%

7% 6% 8% 9% 12% 14% 16% 12% 9% 5% 2% 1% 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

120%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Felony and Misdemeanor Arrests 2017 Felony

Misdemeanor

4990

366 1244

59 Adult Juvenile

2017 ARRESTS BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF OFFENDER ASIAN, 16, 0%

NATIVE AMERICAN, 3258, 39%

CAUCASIAN, 4530, 53%

AFRICAN AMERICAN, 190, 2% HISPANIC, 526, 6%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 HOMELAND SECURITY The Flagstaff Police Department remains vigilant for suspicious subjects and activities at all times. Officers patrol critical infrastructure targets during random times day and night. Officers maintain a presence at all city council meetings and other public meetings or events as necessary. The Flagstaff Police Department maintains perimeter patrols and patrol of all airport facilities as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Flagstaff Police Department trains and equips its officers to effectively respond to terrorist threats and maintain homeland security. The Police Department has a regional Bomb Squad and a multiagency regional SWAT Team for incident response throughout Northern Arizona. These specialty units are the primary responders for all major infrastructure in Coconino County including the Glenn Canyon Dam located in Page, Arizona. The Police Department continues to explore grant opportunities for both training and needed equipment. The Flagstaff Police Department maintains a close working relationship with our federal law enforcement partners.

COMPSTAT PROGRAM 2017 marks the tenth full year of the Department’s use of the CompStat Policing Model. CompStat calls for a multifaceted, dynamic approach to crime reduction and resource allocation. Data is collected, disseminated and analyzed on a regular basis so effective strategies and tactics can be developed to prevent or solve crimes. Using these strategies, the Flagstaff Police Department and its resources are rapidly deployed to most effectively reduce crime and protect property. The final principle of CompStat is relentless follow-up and assessment to ensure results are achieved. One of the many benefits to CompStat is through constant assessment, follow-up and intelligence gathering we are able to define specific crime trends and deploy resources in an effort to prevent crime before it occurs. Police Sergeants and Corporals are responsible for analyzing data, developing and implementing crime reduction strategies for specific geographic areas or specific times of the day based on the CompStat report. Weekly crime bulletins provided by the Crime Analyst and monthly CompStat meetings allow the Chief of Police and his Command Staff to collaborate with the Sergeants and other supervisors to review and refine these strategies and hold each member of the Police Department team accountable for effective results. We have also instituted leadership training once every quarter to include training on police professionalism, liability issues, current events, new policies and to increase employee engagement with the leaders of our department.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS The mission of the Police Division is to protect and preserve life, property, the rights of the individual and public order. This is accomplished through a process of collaboration and teamwork with individuals and organizations in our community. We believe protecting life and property, preserving the peace, and upholding the rights of individuals are among our highest priorities. We accomplish our mission using community policing programs, data driven decision making, intelligence led policing and other proactive tactics to suppress crime, apprehend criminal offenders and help hold them accountable. The uniformed patrol division, criminal investigations division and various specialty assignments and task force operations comprise the operational units of the Flagstaff Police Department. We revised CompStat by introducing a strategic management system to allow for more timely information sharing and pre-emptive policing to help prevent crime. Staff conducted an analysis of CompStat data to determine the most frequent location and root cause of intersection related collisions. The Crime Analyst worked to compile a monthly list of Flagstaff’s “Most Dangerous Intersections.” Using monthly CompStat meetings to share timely information about highrisk traffic areas allowed patrol supervisors to direct their officers to proactively address unsafe driving behavior through enforcement. We continued to improve and enhance the Body Worn Camera program as we recently introduced the second generation of Axon Body Worn Camera, known as the Flex-2. The use of body cameras increases transparency, enhance effective prosecution, assists with citizen complaint investigations and assists with the review of use of force incidents, and/or misconduct and provide training to officers. All uniformed officers on the Flagstaff Police Department are equipped with body cameras. We conducted 273 community support meetings in addition to neighborhood related Block Watch meetings. Educational items included information on immigration enforcement, search and seizure, suicide prevention, identity theft, medical marijuana, and property crime, etc. We continue to utilize our civilian volunteers who contributed 3,108 hours of service to our community in 2017. We re-evaluated the hours our Records Section was open to the public, closing earlier on nights and weekends, when front counter traffic was minimal. We continued to purchase all-wheel drive patrol vehicles so staff time is not lost putting chains on rear wheel drive cars, and response times are less impacted by winter weather. This year we were able to rotate out additional rear wheel drive cars with the purchase of five (5) Ford Police Interceptor Utility AWD vehicles. We increased the skill and confidence level of our officers by providing training. In 2017, we provided 4,432 hours of advanced officer training. We strengthened the Department’s informal and formal counseling abilities through the expansion of and additional training for the CISM (Crisis Incident Stress Management) teams and the Departments Peer Mentoring Program.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 OTHER INITIATIVES THE DEPARTMENT HAS ACCOMPLISHED OR UNDERTAKEN OVER THE PAST YEAR: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Several employees enrolled in college classes taking advantage of the tuition reimbursement program Several officers enrolled in the first time homebuyer program Finished a remodel of the technology area in the police station Completed our upgrade to a newer model of Taser Continued our upgrade to a web based Records Management System Presented implicit bias training to all employees of the Flagstaff Police Department Allowed the public to submit house or business watches online Held Citizen Liaison Committee meetings in the community to foster communication and education on current trends Trained Emergency Communications Specialists in active shooter situations to help increase their information gathering skills on emergency calls Cross trained dispatchers on multiple channels to help cover catastrophic events Enhanced our capabilities to respond to and effectively assist the mentally ill Staffed two School Resource officers’ full time, and graduated dozens of citizens from the Citizen Police Academy Assisted in sponsoring the 2017 National Explorers Conference at Northern Arizona University Investigated three officer involved shootings Conducted research and training on less lethal pepper ball launchers Began sharing information with Northern Arizona University on student related arrests Obtained additional budget funds for an increase in uniform reimbursement from $1000 to $1200 Continued to strengthen the Department’s Community Policing Initiatives

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Innovative Initiatives • • • • • •

Continued to use www.FPDTRANSPARENCY.com website to increase awareness and transparency with high profile cases Successfully applied and were awarded a grant for a new Motorcycle for the Motor Squad Continued the merits of predictive policing and use of crime analytics Provided Active Shooter/ Negotiations training for dispatch Continued annual drug screens for employees Continued use of Bair Analytics for Compstat

• • • • • • •

Hosted a well-attended National Night Out in August Set up and worked the County Fair with officers and volunteers Coordinated the Northern Arizona Toy Drive Conducted numerous media releases throughout the year Sponsored several Crisis Intervention Team Mental Health related talks (academy and at other agencies) Held a well-attended and professional Awards Ceremony and employee banquet Mandated head mounted body cameras for patrol and swat team members

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

POLICE AND FIRE WOODS PATROL

Selective Enforcement Squad The selective enforcement squad is designed to increase departmental flexibility by assigning officers to special events, incidents, or targeted criminal activity. Squad members provide walking patrols in the downtown area, bicycle patrols and foot patrols in high crime areas. They are also responsible for providing security at Pulliam Airport. In 2017, 260 Repeat Offender arrests were made by the Special Enforcement Squad. A number of specialty patrols were conducted in 2017. As weather and staffing permitted, four motorcycle officers were deployed in areas with frequent speed, red light and following too closely violations, or to serve as safe driving reminders to prevent collisions in high accident locations. We also continued the “Safe Streets Program” by enforcing traffic laws in specific areas in response to citizen complaints and feedback from the Traffic Commission. Beat officers worked specific areas using the Targeted Radar Advisory Program (TRAP). The Department’s two radar trailers and a “decoy car” proved effective in reducing speed in problem areas. The Department continued the Sunnyside Initiative in 2017 to improve quality of life for residents and reduce crime through partnerships. The Flagstaff Police Department assigned a Sergeant and officer (when available) specifically to the Sunnyside and Fourth Street areas. The officers used proactive patrol efforts and citizen tips to gather intelligence on criminal activity and to enforce the law. The officers used bicycle patrols to enhance their presence in the Sunnyside Page 42


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 neighborhood and surrounding parks. They attended monthly Sunnyside Neighborhood Association meetings in which issues and problems were addressed with the community. The officers helped open the Sunnyside Substation on Fourth Street in 2009 and continue to utilize it in their daily operations. Officers attended and provided security for several community gatherings and conducted crime prevention outreach. The officers also attended a monthly “Night Court” with youth and played basketball on scheduled Friday nights. Several DUI task force operations enhanced both public education and enforcement efforts. Many of these programs were funded through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grants. The DUI Task Force Van was used on a regular basis to set up during high DUI times. In keeping with our emphasis on excellence, officers are encouraged to obtain specialized skills and training in areas such as lifesaving, firearms, selfdefense, ethics, defensive driving, search and seizure, interviewing, phlebotomy, and applicable new State and Federal laws. Through training and experience, patrol officers had the tools necessary to provide the highest quality service to the citizens of Flagstaff.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Department continued to conduct training and explor other concepts of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. These methods led to less recidivism and decriminalization of our severely mentally ill. Out of the 367 documented contacts with mental health consumers by Flagstaff Police Department in 2017, 82 were handled by CIT officers. The Crisis Intervention Team combined with the availability of mental health services any time of the day or night, gave officers additional options other than full-custody arrests when dealing with individuals with serious mental illness. Flagstaff continues to experience an increase in criminal activity related to public intoxicants. In response, officers conducted directed patrols to work in cooperation with local businesses to strictly enforce alcohol violations, trespassing, disorderly conduct, loitering, and other offenses which impact the quality of life. Officers met with the City Attorney’s Office to seek enhanced prosecution for repeat offenders as part of our ROPE program. In 2017, we identified 40 Rope Offenders. Throughout the summer, officers patrolled the wooded areas in the urban forest interface, enforcing criminal and federal codes pertaining to camping and fires. Department of Public Safety helicopters and the Coconino County fixed wing airplane assisted in locating illegal campfires with officers on board. This assisted in dispatching officers to take enforcement action. ❖ Officers also coordinated with the Adult Probation work crew to remove abandoned transient camps and refer occupants to the appropriate social services. ❖ Coordinated directed patrols to address quality of life issues as well as help prevent victimization and perpetration of crimes by serial inebriates. ❖ Coordinated with Homeland Security during assigned duties at the Airport. ❖ Provided Walking beat officer presence downtown for 7 days a week ❖ Officers continued to provide security at City Council meetings and provide police presence during other community meetings. Page 43


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The Flagstaff Police Department also provided extra patrol and community policing efforts such as: The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grad Night” in addition to numerous events. Fourth of July Parade & Pyrotechnics Show High School Homecoming Parades NAU Homecoming/Tequila Sunrise Services Northern Lights Parade Annual Celtic Festival New Year’s Eve Pine Cone Drop Pride in the Pines Event Cinco De Mayo Celebration First Friday Art walk Heritage Square Events Several protests downtown

Special Olympics Event

Assisting with a Wildland Fire

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT Maintaining safe roadways for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians is a high priority for the Flagstaff Police Department. Patrol officers are directed to conduct traffic enforcement for the causal factors of collisions at the locations where crashes occur most frequently. There were 2,860 total collisions in 2017; of those 2,418 were non-injury collisions, representing a decrease of 5% from the previous year. In 2017, there were 440 injury collisions and two (2) collisions which resulted in fatalities. Injury collisions were up from the year prior, but there were four fewer fatalities than the previous year. In 2017, officers issued 6,698 citations for traffic related offenses such as speeding and red-light violations. This is a decrease from the number of traffic citations issued in 2017. Officers issued 5,663 warnings in 2017, which is also a decrease. In 2017, our department arrested 400 impaired drivers. This is a decrease from the year prior. Decreases seen in enforcement are primarily related to lower staffing levels. In 2017, our department conducted several traffic safety projects. These projects were: Slow your Speed Campaign, a Move Over Campaign, a Bicycle Safety Campaign, and Traffic Safety around Construction Zones Campaign. Each campaign is several months long and includes a public education component followed by an emphasis on enforcement. In 2017, our department conducted a Police Motorcycle Operator certification class. Two officers successfully completed this training. Those officers are Kevin Rueb and Nick Almendarez. Officer Rueb is currently assigned to the Traffic Unit. Other members of the Traffic Unit include Sergeant Jeff James, Corporal Dave Saurer, Joe Gilbert and Sarah Croswhite. Dave and Jeff are also certified Police Motorcycle Officers. Officers utilize the police motorcycles as weather and staffing permits. The motorcycle units are most effective providing enforcement in congested areas where patrol cars are ineffective. There are currently two vacancies on the Traffic Unit. The Traffic Unit receives input from citizens regarding specific traffic problems and aggressively works these citizen complaint zones. In 2017, we introduced the on-line traffic complaint form. This has been very successful as citizens regularly utilize it to report their traffic concerns. Citizens can still initiate a traffic complaint by calling the police department. The on-line complaint form is an option offered to improve our service. The members of the Traffic Unit were responsible for issuing 28.8% of the departmental citation total in 2017. During 2017, the Traffic Unit introduced the on-line collision report form. The on-line collision form is another option offered to improve our service. This option has been successful and is regularly utilized by citizens. As a result, the Traffic Unit can handle more crash reports. Traffic officers investigated 38% of the total collisions during 2017. This is a higher percentage than the year prior. Traffic officers also provide traffic control, funeral escorts, parade details, and back up for other officers. Members of the Traffic Unit regularly promote traffic safety at various community meetings and by instructing classes in conjunction with Driving Arizona. The Traffic Unit is also assigned to special duty events to include; Tequila Sunrise, New Year’s Eve, Holiday Lights Parade, Fourth of July festivities, Armed Forces Day Parade, Run for the Wall, Patriot Riders, Homecoming parades for each of the local high schools, Parent Day at Kinsey School, National Night Out, and other community events. The Collision Reconstruction Team is supervised by Detective Jared Wotasik. Members of the team are: Detective Shawn Knott, Detective Ryan Turley, Corporal Joe Gilbert, Officer Jason Blair, Officer Matt Schmidt, Officer Tyler Boswell, Officer Michael Hansen, and Officer Jarrett Shughart. They are responsible for reconstructing fatal and serious injury collisions. All team members meet on a regular basis to review past and present investigations. In 2017, the team assisted detectives in 3D mapping 5 homicide scenes as well as assisting other agency partners such as the United States Forest Page 45


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Service with wildfire scenes. This was in addition to the serious injury and fatal collisions within the city limits of Flagstaff in 2017. The Collision Reconstruction Team utilizes the Leica P20 scanning equipment, which is shared with other Northern Arizona agencies. This equipment was received from Rico funds and has also been utilized for serious crimes scenes.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 TRAFFIC ACTIVITY Incident Type

2016

2017

% Change

Non-Injury Collisions

2,551

2,418

-5.2%

405

440

8.6

6

2

-66.7

DUI Related Collisions

105

94

-10.5%

DUI Arrests

595

462

-22.4%

Traffic Citations

8,885

6,698

-24.6%

Warnings

6,078

5,663

-6.8%

Parking Citations

6,148

4,595

-25%

921

822

-10.7%

Injury Collisions Fatal Collisions

Motorist Assists

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 TEN YEAR SUMMARY OF COLLISIONS

3000

500 450

2000

400 350 300

1500

250 200

1000

500

150

Injury/Fatal Collisions

Non-Injury Collisions

2500

100 50

0

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Non Injury 2748 2443 2361 2150 2231 2199 2128 2426 2551 2418 Injury/Fatal 381 360 374 384 401 352 411 427 411 442

0

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300

Summary of 2017 Collisions by Month

250 200 150 100 50 0

Jan NON-INJURY 280 INJURY/FATAL 41

Feb 176 32

Mar 178 32

April May 149 197 31 39

June 199 30

July 172 45

Aug 243 51

Sept 218 38

Oct 285 42

Nov 154 37

Dec 167 24

Most Frequent Location of Intersection Related Collisions Three Year Comparison Intersection

2015

2016

2017

N. Country Club/ N. Hwy 89

33

27

29

E. Ponderosa Parkway / E. Butler AVE.

30

44

8

W. Butler Avenue / S. Milton RD

28

25

30

S Milton Rd / W. Route 66

24

15

23

S. Milton RD / S. Plaza Way

21

21

21

W. Phoenix Ave / S. Milton Rd

19

15

13

S. Milton Rd / W. Riordan Rd

18

0

20

N Highway 89 / E. Marketplace Dr

16

17

23

N Humphreys St / W. Route 66

15

0

15

E. Route 66 / N. Fanning Dr

15

19

15

S. Woodlands Village Blvd / W. University Ave

15

0

8

E. Butler Ave / S. San Francisco St.

15

0

14

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TACTICAL OPERATIONS The Emergency Services Response Team, comprised of officers with primary assignments in various sections of the department, handles the containment and apprehension of armed barricaded persons, 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 Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team (Bomb Squad). Officers take great pride in their equipment, training and professionalism during crisis incidents. The SWAT Team, with membership in the National Tactical Officers Association, consists of officers from the Flagstaff Police Department, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, and six Flagstaff Firefighters who serve as team medics. In addition to receiving training, SWAT officers bring training back to their individual squads to better equip fellow officers with their daily duties. In 2017, SWAT officers received national level training in the areas of Basic SWAT tactics and movement and Long Range Precision Marksmanship. SWAT Officers continued to train in Active Shooter Preparedness, Zone-Based Movement, Open Field Movement and Night time operations using Night Vision devices and Firearms. Much of the information learned in these trainings was relayed back to local law enforcement – specifically the Active Shooter training. Officers that attended the Active Shooter training again this year held numerous training presentations, for both officers and civilian groups alike.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS SWAT Officers deployed as a team to seven call outs this year. Several of the call outs involved armed or suspected to be armed barricaded subjects. Two call outs involved large marijuana grows, one being in the Ashfork area and the other in the Blue Ridge area. The raids were conducted with assistance from ATF, FBI, METRO and air assets provided by the National Guard. In October, two brothers shot and killed a subject in a bar in Amherst, MA. The gun was not recovered and thought to still be possession of the suspects. They remained outstanding until the U.S. Marshalls service reported them being on a Greyhound bus under aliases and traveling to Phoenix. Multiple SWAT team Officers surrounded the suspects as they stepped off the bus in Flagstaff and they were taken into custody without incident. In March, SWAT assisted with an open field search for a suspect that fired rounds at Yavapai County Deputies during a traffic stop and then fled into the woods. After a several hour search the suspect was located by perimeter units. Throughout the year, SWAT Officers assisted the Flagstaff METRO Narcotics Squad by covering undercover buys, executing buy/busts and other dynamic types of arrests.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 HOSTAGE SITUATIONS Negotiator Incidents involving barricaded subjects, hostage takers, or persons threatening suicide are stressful moments for law enforcement personnel who respond to them. Officers responding to these scenes quickly assess the totality of the situation, secure the area, gauge the threat to hostages or bystanders, and request additional resources as appropriate. Crisis negotiators must establish contact with subjects; identify their demands and work to resolve these 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. Officers assigned to this team are trained to work closely with the Tactical Operations Team and with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department Crisis Response Team.

Accomplishments The Team responded to four (4) calls in 2017. During the month of February 2017, the team responded to an armed barricade after a domestic violence situation. After 3 hours of negotiations over the Public address and phone the suspect turned himself in without further violence. In June of 2017, the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) was called out two times. The team assisted patrol with a suicidal subject who was contacted by cell phone and agreed to give herself up for mental health evaluation. Also in June, the team was sent to Tuba City Arizona to assist SWAT with an armed barricaded suicidal subject. The suspect would not respond to the team even though they attempted for three hours. The suspect was later located asleep inside the residence and taken into custody. The CNT was also used several times in suicidal subject calls in which the on-duty supervisor and team member could convince the subject to come out prior to SWAT or command being called. Team members have also participated in a joint SWAT team training simulating hostage and suicidal barricades in 2017. Two members of the CNT team attended the 2017 Crisis Negotiations conference in Phoenix AZ.

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EXPLOSIVE DISPOSAL TEAM The primary mission of the Explosive Disposal Team is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents in the City as well as the safety of all public safety personnel who may be first responders to an explosive-related incident. The Flagstaff Police Department Bomb Squad has been serving the residents of Flagstaff since 1970. The team is comprised of five highly trained bomb technicians who are responsible for handling, transportation and rendering safe all explosive items located within the City and Coconino County. This responsibility extends to the proper handling of abandoned explosives and chemicals that have outlived their life expectancy. The team also assists other local agencies with explosives and the SWAT and Hostage Negotiations Teams with barricaded suspects.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS In 2017, the Explosives Disposal Team responded to approximately 15 calls for service both inside and outside the City. These included suspicious packages calls, found explosives or devices, drug labs, hoax devices, protective sweeps and threat calls. In addition, members of the team conducted numerous explosive destructions and inspections, security assignments and dignitary protection details. In 2017, the Explosives Disposal Team completed demonstrations for the Citizen’s Police Academies, Touch-a-Truck, National Night Out, Flagstaff Leadership Program, bomb threats class and a presentation for ALEADS (Arizona Leadership Education & Development Academy) and the American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA). The members of the Explosives Disposal Team are required to complete 16 hours a month of proficiency training, one 40-hour class a year and recertify every three years to maintain their certification. In 2017, the Explosives Disposal Team filled a technician vacancy who is pending the Hazardous Device School (HDS) Certification Course. One team member attended the ATF Advanced Explosive Disposal Techniques Course (AEDT).

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The men and women of the Criminal Investigations Section combat crime by conducting prompt, efficient and diligent investigations. Detectives use all available technological resources and traditional investigative methods to solve crimes, identify and apprehend suspects, locate missing persons and recover stolen property. By adhering to a community policing philosophy, 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 crime and disorder. The Criminal Investigations Division comprised of a Lieutenant, two Sergeants and 11 Detectives is responsible for investigating felony crimes, deaths and missing persons. There is also a Crime Analyst assigned to the Unit. The Crime Analyst tracks crime trends within the City and produces a weekly Intelligence Bulletin showing these trends. This assists the Department in allocating resources to these affected areas to combat and reduce crime. Detectives were assigned 3,262 cases in 2017 which is a decrease of 2% from the previous year. The Detective Division had an overall clearance rate of 69.1% in 2017 which is a 3.9% improvement from the previous year. The National Clearance Benchmark rate is 48.1%. Reducing the number of pending cases, while maintaining quality customer service, continued to be an important focus for the Criminal Investigations Division.

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2008-2017 TEN YEAR COMPARISON OF PART ONE CRIMES

300

3500

290

3000

280

2500

270

2000

260

1500

250

1000

240

500

230

0 Property Crimes Violent Crimes

2008 3389 282

2009 3123 287

2010 2962 269

2011 3019 265

2012 2834 262

2013 2867 245

2014 3008 262

2015 2623 246

2016 2816 251

2017 2710 290

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

4000

220

DISPOSITION OF CASES ASSIGNED TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 2017 PENDING 9%

Referred to Other Agency 4%

CLEARED ARREST 34%

CLEARED EXCEPTIONAL 4%

EARLY CASE CLOSURE 30%

UNFOUNDED 3%

INFORMATION ONLY 14%

PROSECUTION DECLINED 2%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Part One Crimes and Property Crimes Crime Type

Actual

% Change

Cleared

% Cleared

2015

2016

2017

2017

2017

2016

0

0

7

700%

86%

0%

Rape

34

29

33

14%

61%

72%

Robbery

43

28

52

86%

35%

50%

Aggravated Assault

178

194

198

2%

87%

91%

Burglary

181

251

159

-37%

23%

18%

2422

2516

2472

-2%

40%

41%

56

49

79

61%

24%

37%

Total Violent

255

251

290

16%

75%

84%

Total Property

2659

2816

2710

-4%

38%

39%

Grand Total

2914

3067

3000

-2%

42%

42%

7

6

6

0%

67%

100%

Homicide

Larceny Theft GTA

Arson

CRIME SCENE EVENT

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 DETECTIVE MAJOR CRIME CASES Officer Involved Shoot Team During 2017, the Multi-Agency Officer Involved Shoot Team investigated one officer involved shooting which involved three members of the Flagstaff Police Department. The shoot team is comprised of detectives/officers from three agencies to include the Flagstaff Police Department. There are currently seven members of the Flagstaff Police Department that participate in the Multi-Agency Officer Involved Shoot Team.

Homicides Detectives were called out to a shooting that occurred in the Flagstaff Recreation Center where two people had been shot. Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim was located just inside the Recreation Center and was deceased. Another subject, who was later arrested and charged with second degree murder, was located approximately one block away and was also shot. Detectives processed the scene, conduct several interviews, and wrote and executed several search warrants. The suspect was subsequently charged and plead guilty to second degree murder and is currently serving 17 years in prison. Detectives were called out to a stabbing that occurred in a residence near the downtown area. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a subject lying on the sidewalk and first aid was begun. The subject was transported to the hospital but passed away from his injuries from being stabbed. Detectives secured the scene, interviewed several subjects and witnesses, and wrote and executed several search warrants. It was learned there was a dispute with a landlord and his tenant resulting in the tenant stabbing the landlord. The tenant was arrested and charged with second degree murder. This case is pending trial. Detectives were called out to a deceased subject inside of a local motel room who had been beaten to death. Detectives wrote a search warrant and began processing the crime scene. While processing the scene, a suspect was located and interviewed. Through the interview three other suspects were identified, located, and arrested. The four suspects were teenagers and have been charged with second degree murder. The case is pending trial. Detectives were called out to a missing person report that had suspicious circumstances surrounding it. Detectives began working the case immediately as a possible homicide and devoted several resources to this case. Detectives could identify a suspect in the case as well as the victim’s car the suspect was believed to be in. The suspect was located in the valley in the victims’ vehicle and was subsequently arrested on unrelated charges. Detectives drove to Phoenix and interviewed the suspect who admitted to killing the victim and told investigators where her remains were. Detectives were able to locate the deceased victim and the suspect was charged with first degree murder. The case is pending trial. Detectives were called out to a stabbing of a subject who was in his vehicle during parent pick up at local elementary school. Upon the detectives’ arrival, they located the vehicle and began processing the scene. Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses and obtained a description of the suspect. The suspect was located near the scene and was arrested. The suspected has been charged with first degree murder and is awaiting trial. Detectives were called out to a deceased female in an apartment that appeared to have been beaten. Detectives arrived on scene located witnesses as well as the suspect. All the parties who were present were interviewed and the crime scene was processed. The suspect has admitted to assaulting the victim prior to her death. The suspect is in custody and formal homicide charges are pending. Page 57


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Attempted Homicide Detectives were called out to a shooting in a neighborhood where the victim had been shot in the face. Upon the detectives’ arrival, they began processing the scene and collecting evidence. The suspect was unknown and had fled the scene with no witnesses to provide information in locating or identifying who he was. Detectives continued investigating the case and could identify the suspect in the case. A surveillance detail was set up at the suspect’s house and he was taken into custody when he came outside to take out the trash. The suspect was charged with attempted murder.

Threats Detectives were assigned a case involving several threatening notes being left inside of a local high school. The notes indicated the suspect was going to commit acts of violence to other students and teachers who attended the school. Detectives conducted interviews with approximately 50-60 students, wrote numerous search warrants, and collected several items of evidence. Detectives worked with the FBI and their Threat Assessment division as well as the DPS crime lab. The DPS crime lab processed items of evidence for DNA as well as conducting handwriting analysis. A suspect was identified and interviewed. The suspect admitted to writing and placing one of the notes and she was arrested and charged with felony threatening and intimidating as well as disturbing an educational institution.

Fraud Detectives were assigned an initial report of a fraud involving a check that was stolen from the mail. The check had been altered and re-written for a higher dollar amount. Detectives noticed a trend of recent mail thefts in the community and began linking the cases together. Detectives began to work with the United States Postal Inspector and discovered similar incidents had been occurring all over the state. The suspects and vehicle descriptions were all the same. Through a collaborative effort with our Detectives and the U.S. Postal Inspector, multiple suspects in a large-scale fraud ring were identified. The three suspects involved in the Flagstaff operation were identified and arrested. Detectives wrote and executed several search warrants and obtained several items of evidence to aid in the prosecution. There were approximately 30 victims identified in Flagstaff.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS Detectives continue to use CompStat methods to assist in crime mapping and conduct proactive property crime investigations. Detectives started and maintained monthly community meetings, which are called FRAPA (Flagstaff Retail Asset Protection Association). During these meetings approximately 15 loss prevention agents and store managers from local retail stores share information with detectives to identify and apprehend frequent suspects in shoplifting cases. Through this partnership we can reduce property crimes that occur at local retail shops and through collaborative efforts several arrests have been made. Currently one detective and one detective sergeant are assigned to the department’s SWAT Team and one detective sergeant is assigned to the Negotiations Team. Another detective is assigned to the departmental

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Accident Reconstruction Team and another is assigned to the department’s Bomb Squad. Three detectives participate on the Coconino County Coordinated Community Response Team for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Three detectives are also phlebotomists for the Department. Detectives taught at the Citizen’s Police Academy and continue to participate in the “Challenge Program” at the two local high schools. Several detectives are involved in a pool to provide educational presentations on a variety of topics at monthly community meetings. As a result, several presentations were given through the city on several 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 gathering. Several detectives also received numerous hours of instruction in child abductions and how to respond to them.

SILENT WITNESS Silent Witness is a non-profit program created to give citizens the opportunity to assist law enforcement in solving crimes. Citizens remain completely anonymous and are paid rewards of up to $1000 when the information provided leads to an arrest or indictment. Silent Witness maintains the website at www.coconinosilentwitness.org. The website is used to provide general contact information and allows tips to be submitted online. Unsolved crimes are also highlighted on the website for the public to view. During 2017, Silent Witness received 185 calls. The Silent Witness Board approved $3,000 in awards to be paid to callers. The Silent Witness program “Tips Soft” is web based service that allows law enforcement agencies to communicate anonymously with the public regarding crimes, fugitives and amber alerts. This 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 “FLAGTIP” or visit the Silentwitness.org website and follow the link to submit a tip online.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 LOCATION OF ROBBERIES 2017 Highway/Street 24% Other 37%

Commercial 11% Bank 0% Residence 13%

Gas or Service Station 2% Convenience Store 11%

FREQUENCY OF THEFT TYPES 2017 Pocket Picking 0%

Purse-Snatching 1%

Other 35% Shoplifting 42% Theft from Coin Machine 1% Theft From Vehicle 8% Theft from Building 5% Bicycles 6%

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories 2%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Five Year Comparison of Residential Burglaries 120 100

Number of Burglaries

80 60 40 20 0 Daytime Nighttime

2013 104 43

2014 86 47

2015 52 19

2016 105 61

2017 105 55

Five Year Comparison of Business Burglaries 70 60

Number of Burglaries

50 40 30 20 10 0 Daytime Nighttime

2013 47 28

2014 67 14

2015 26 19

2016 45 27

2017 5 23

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Property Crimes and Values

Number of Incidents THEFT VALUE

Dollar Value

2015

2016

2017

% Change

2015

2016

2017

% Change

$200 and Over

668

725

659

-9.1%

955,935

846,725

804,358

-5.0%

$50 to $200

552

554

539

-2.7%

61,608

60,457

58,240

-3.6%

Under $50

1202

1274

1291

1.3%

15,530

17,499

15,945

-8.8%

TOTAL

2422

2551

2489

-2.4%

1,033,073

942,681

878,543

-6.8%

Shoplifting

979

988

1044

5.6%

84,654

95,229

85,017

-10.7%

From Vehicles

211

287

199

-30.6%

114,082

123,722

99,964

-19.2%

36

39

46

17.9%

13,214

23,135

29,320

26.7%

130

140

159

13.5%

78,295

60,603

104,823

72.9%

9

8

15

87.5%

2,267

14,552

2,260

-81.9%

888

923

878

-5.4%

596,025

483,642

493,883

2.11%

2,422

2551

2489

-2.4%

1,033,073

924,681

1,373,426

48.5%

THEFT TYPE

From Vehicle Parts Bicycles From Coin Machines All Other Thefts TOTAL

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7 Year Trend for Flagstaff Police Department 3500

3800 3714

3012 3000

3700

2834

2816 3007

2710

2659

3600

2500

3500 2867 3400

2000 3328 3288

3300 3262

1500

3209

3193

3200

3136 3100

1000

Property Crime Part 1 Crimes Cases Assigned

3000 500

261

264

245

261

251

247

290

0

2900 2800

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Property Crime -10% Decrease Part 1 Crimes - 11% Increase Cases Assigned – 1% Decrease

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350

Violent Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report 315

300

CRIMES PER 100,000

250

258

250 194

200

113

150

105

100

102

41 29

50

32

47

28 5

0

6

5

0 Flagstaff index

National

Murder

Rape

Western States

Robbery

Arizona

Agg Assault

***Part One Crime per 100,000 Inhabitant’s –Numbers are for 2016 as the data for 2017 not published.

Property Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report 3000 2516

CRIMES PER 100,000

2500

2,168

2000

1,859

1,756

1500 1000 466 500

242 505

403

544

251

266

49 0 Flagstaff index

National Burglary

Larceny Theft

Western States

Arizona

Vehicle Theft

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All Arrested Persons 2013-2017 Native American White Black Asian 0

5000 Asian 0.48% 185

Percentage 2012-2016

10000 Black 3.34% 1290

15000

20000

White 45.79% 17661

25000

Native American 50.39% 19433

Arrests 2013 - 2017 Total Arrests: 38,568 Asian Black Native American White 0 1st Arrest Subsequent Arrests

2000 White 10898 5446

4000

6000

8000

Native American 6578 8552

10000

12000 Black 649 504

14000

16000

18000

Asian 150 34

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The Flagstaff Police Department has partnered with other local law enforcement agencies to form the Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force Metro unit. The unit has been in place since 1987 and is housed in the Flagstaff Police Department. The primary objectives of the task force are to investigate, arrest and prosecute narcotic traffickers in and around Northern Arizona. Metro Narcotics is comprised of three Detectives and a Sergeant that work for the Flagstaff Police Department and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. They work with ATF, FBI, HSI, DEA, GIITEM and the US Marshalls on a regular basis and completed over 130 controlled purchases of drugs and firearms in 2017. They work drug crimes and dangerous felony warrants on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations in Northern Arizona with the FBI as part of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. After a one-and-a-half-year long operation called “Operation Nightfall” was completed, Metro Narcotics took a short break before starting up a new operation which lasted approximately five months. During those five months, Metro Narcotics targeted other known career criminals in the Flagstaff area they were unable to target during Operation Nightfall. During the approximately 70 undercover operations Metro Narcotics purchased drugs and firearms from more than 35 of Flagstaff’s local career criminals. Metro Narcotics purchased more than 600 grams of methamphetamine, 14 grams of cocaine and 3 firearms during these undercover operations. Those cases are currently pending plea agreements and trials. During these controlled purchases, Metro Narcotics worked with FBI, ATF and HSI who all contributed in several ways such as by providing equipment, man power, and funding. Metro Narcotics and HSI worked together on disrupting drug trafficking organizations to include Mexican Drug Cartels which operated within Coconino County and the I-40 corridor. Most of these deals were done as buy/bust scenarios and produced more than: 138,000 grams of cocaine ($10,918,367 street value), 21,351 grams of heroin ($2,135,100 street value) and 19,598 grams of methamphetamine ($1,566,723 street value). The street value on the drugs seized in working with HSI alone was more than $14,620,190.

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METRO Narcotics conducted several more undercover operations in the Flagstaff area producing the following: more than 100 arrests, 38 search warrants, 2 marijuana grows, 245 dosage units of MDMA (street value of $3,016), 13 pounds of marijuana ($24,359 street value) 16 grams of WAX, 12 dosage units of LSD, several prescription pills, 4 vehicles and 25 firearms.

133 Kilos of Cocaine

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 COMMUNITY RELATIONS The Community Relations Office includes the Community Relations Sergeant, as well as two Animal Control Officers, the Housing Authority Officer, Training Coordinator, and two School Resource Officers. The Community Relations office is dedicated to the Flagstaff Police Department’s mission of Community Policing. Positive community relations and excellent customer service is the footprint of the Community Relations office. The Community Relations Sergeant supervises the Community Relations Office and is the Flagstaff Police Department’s Public Information Officer. This entails addressing the immediate need to facilitate and provide accurate information for release to the press and regulates our social media outlets. This effort includes timely and accurate dissemination of information on criminal activity and public safety through a cooperative partnership with local, state and national news outlets. In 2017, 1,248 public speaking presentations, media releases, radio and television interviews were completed. Additionally, the public information officer is responsible for the police department’s use of social media primarily using Facebook and Next Door and collaborating with other support staff to effectively use the department’s website to disseminate information and communicate with the public. The Animal Control Officers (2) are responsible for transporting and addressing the many needs of our pet community, which include animal impounds, answering questions and presenting information for our various wildlife in the area and addressing issues relating to the safety and welfare of domesticated and wild animals in the city. The Housing Officer works directly with the City of Flagstaff Housing Authority which includes Siler, Brannen, and Clark Homes. This directed effort was established to maintain healthy relationships with the variety of families in these areas. This assignment is responsible for assisting the property managers in providing a safe and healthy environment for the tenants and to provide a direct means of communication from the tenants to the police department for areas of information including crime trends, social services, and general assistance. Our Training Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and facilitating the continuing education requirements of all the sworn and civilian personnel within the department. The Training Coordinator also facilitates and supervises the department’s volunteer program. The School Resource Officers (2) provide a cadre of services to the youth of our community beginning with presenting the Project Alert program to the Middle and High Schools in our City. The Project Alert program aims to reduce the risks of drug and alcohol abuse of our adolescents by providing them with knowledge, and skills needed to make healthy decisions. The School Resource Officers also have presented information to our community’s youth on topics like bullying, peer pressure, honesty, gun safety, domestic violence, and the proper use of 911. The School Resources Officers are regularly available to handle school calls for service and to work with families they have built relationships with who are often at risk.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Approximately 600 community members took a stand against crime in our community and attended the seventeenth annual Northern Arizona National Night Out celebration in the City Hall parking lot. Target, the Flagstaff Community Band and local nonprofit organizations partnered to sponsor this successful and upbeat event allowing the community to enjoy a meal with their local law enforcement agencies. Officers assigned to specific neighborhoods staffed tables containing maps of their areas. Resources and information were made available at the variety of tables and displays Page 70


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 provided by the community’s first responders with a variety of hands on demonstrations. Our own Officer Kevin Rueb provided entertainment singing through the second half of the event.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT MEETINGS The Community Relations Office tracked the police department’s community support meeting involving outreach efforts with partnering organization and groups in the community. Flagstaff Police Department conducted 273 community outreach and support meetings in 2017.

CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY The Community Relations Office conducted two Citizen’s Police Academies teaching residents on various topics in and around policing. Approximately 50 people attended the academy in 2017. During these classes many individuals learned about the criminal justice system and participated in many tours and events such as an explosives and firearms demonstration and tours of the County Jail and the DPS Crime Lab.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM As competition for city funding becomes more intense, the police department is becoming more dependent on volunteers to assist both sworn and civilian staff. Community volunteers donated 3,108 hours in 2017, providing disabled parking enforcement, leash law awareness, pawn tracking, evidence/ property services, records, public relations, 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 2017.

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The Flagstaff Police Department has partnered this year with Northern Arizona University on multiple internships in the Community Relations Section and the Detectives Division. This partnership allows students to gain work experience while the agency can complete additional projects and tasks with the assistance of the students.

NORTHERN ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT TOY DRIVE The Community Relations Section led the way again with this year’s Northern Arizona Law Enforcement Toy Drive. Volunteers, Law Enforcement, and non-profit organizations such as the Flagstaff Law Enforcement Officers’ Association and the Shadows Foundation collected donations and distributed toys to 674 children throughout Northern Arizona who likely would not have received gifts for Christmas if not for this program.

BETTER BUCKS PROGRAM The better bucks program received assistance from the Community Relations office as this program was a collaborative effort to address the panhandling problem in Flagstaff. Together with patrol and the Shadows Foundation, our volunteers and officers assisted in providing community education as to the program as well as distributing flyers, booklets, and providing various media releases regarding the program.

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TOY DRIVE DRUG DROP 2017 The Community Relations section partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency this year to collect and properly dispose of drugs from the community two times this year. This event also hosts a shred a thon event for protected personal information and documents and hazardous waste collection.

ARIZONA LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (ALEAD) Officers participated with the FBI National Academy Associates to provide training for this youth leadership academy. Classes taught include DUI investigation, Driving Simulator and the MILO Simulator. The students also saw a presentation on police K-9’s.

WOODS WATCH Staff and volunteers participated in Woods Watch program with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service throughout the summer months to protect our community against the threat of forest fires.

COCONINO COUNTY FAIR Staff and volunteers participated in the Coconino County Fair this year handing out pencils, stickers, and balloons and answering questions posed by community members.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS The Flagstaff Police Department has been a strong supporter of the Special Olympics programs in Northern Arizona. In February members of the Flagstaff Police Department including Chief Kevin Treadway, Support Services Manager Jen Brown, and School Resource Officer Ryan Forsman Angel Eberhardt participated in the annual Special Olympics “Polar Plunge” in February. In May, Cpl. Odis Brockman, Support Services Manager Jen Brown, and Evidence Tech Angela Eberhardt, and Officer Patrick Condon participated in the annual Torch Run.

TOUCH-A- TRUCK The Community Relations section and the Flagstaff Police Department’s Bomb Team participated in this year’s touch-atruck event hosted by the City of Flagstaff’s Parks and Recreation Division at the Flagstaff Aquaplex.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Find us on Facebook and Twitter and stay in the Know! TRAINING The Community Relations Office Training division was responsible for providing and documenting 27,389 total training hours which translates to approximately 245 hours of training per certified police officer.

HOUSING The Housing Officer has assisted in foot 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 crimes and calls for service in these areas, as well as providing a liaison type relationship with property managers and tenants. The Housing Officer regularly patrols each of the FHA neighborhoods and is familiar with the off-site properties as well. The Housing Officer works closely 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 directors regarding community policing initiatives.

PROJECT ALERT Project Alert and the School Resource Officer (SRO’s) programs were implemented in August of 2012 with the Flagstaff Unified School District. Our agency has 112 sworn officers; two officers are assigned as SROs which represents a 1.7% of our sworn officers working primarily in this assignment. Both officers regularly 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 school grade range.

ANIMAL CONTROL The Community Relations Office had one Animal Control Officer for the City of Flagstaff for most of the year but added a second position in the Fall. Welcome back ACO Bigler. These officers have been responsible for impounding 544 animals, issuing 57 citations, and participating in 12 educational outreach events throughout the year. Officer Marciniak participated at the Humane Shelter’s Annual outreach event and the Coconino County Fair.

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SUPPORT SERVICES

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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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Members of the Consolidated City and County 911 Communications Center provide law enforcement, fire and emergency medical dispatch to an immense geographic area. 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 state-of-the-art technology and interagency cooperation, so we host numerous tours and site visits from local groups and outside agencies interested in our consolidation model and technological solutions.

Accomplishments In 2017, the Communications Center hired seven and continued training three Emergency Communications Specialists (ECS). Staff answered a total of 318,932 calls from the public. This included 60,282 calls that were received via 911, and 258,650 non-emergency incoming calls. Staff dispatched 82,134 calls for service to law enforcement and fire units. Personnel were able to keep fire response time from receipt of call to dispatch at or under one minute, (0.19 seconds) a National Fire Protection Agency best practice. Additionally, the Center maintained a 12-month average patrol response time of 3.91 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 continued to work with our on-site Geographic Information Systems (GIS) employees on regular updates of the CAD and Vela maps. These maps are utilized to assist communications personnel to direct public safety responders who respond to 911 and all 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 physically responding, communications personnel perform Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD). An emergency medical dispatcher is a certified telecommunicator, tasked with the gathering of information related to medical emergencies, and offering assistance and pre-arrival medical instructions by voice 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 2017, 13,996 Emergency Medical calls were received by the Flagstaff 911 Communications Center and EMD was attempted or performed 89.8% of the time where EMD was possible. In August 2017, ECS Josi Blasi was awarded a lifesaving award. ECS Blasi recognized the caller was in cardiac arrest and flawlessly provided the caller with step-by-step instructions on how to continuously perform chest compressions until medical personnel arrived on scene. The reporting party who was knowledgeable of CPR but found himself lost and confused knowing he had his wife’s life in his hands, was very grateful for the lifesaving guidance. Katie Brandis was named the recipient of the Valerie Hernandez Excellence Award for 2017. Katie was deserving of this award as she demonstrates her experience and knowledge, not only doing the bare minimum of her duties, but going above and beyond what is expected of her. Katie is a rare person when it comes to selflessness, servant leadership, sacrifice, and compassion. In 2017, all Emergency Communications Specialists completed monthly training from Police Legal Services, an on-line training tool used to strengthen the professional skills of Emergency Communication Specialists by reinforcing classroom Page 76


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 training and supplementing agency-specific practices. Several employees benefited from the Crisis Negotiations for Telecommunicator training, FEMA Red Cross training, and Implicit Bias Training. Additionally, many of the Emergency Communications Specialist Supervisors (ECSS) attended several of the “Investing in you” (IIU) trainings offered by the City of Flagstaff. The hiring process was updated in 2014 using the CritiCall screening program. “CritiCall”, a pre-employment multitasking testing program assists in identifying candidates who have the multi-tasking skills to be outstanding team members in an emergency communications center. Staff from each 911 Center in Coconino County, the Arizona State 911 Office, and City and County GIS groups met regularly in 2017 for information sharing, planning and problem solving. Semi-annual Communications Users Group meetings continued in 2017. This group is comprised of stakeholders from all public safety agencies in our county who assist the current and long-range planning process. The 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, continue to work 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 the Flagstaff Fire Department to respond to fire and medical emergencies. The Communications Center is also responsible for the dispatching of fire and EMS incidents for Blue Ridge, Highlands, and Summit Fire Departments. In August, the Communications Center began dispatching for Forest Lakes Fire Department. The Flagstaff 9-1-1 Communications continues to 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 2017, the 911 Communications Center received 48,317 wireless calls. The State 911 Office is in the process of upgrading state wide Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) to the next generation 911 (NG911) platform. Implementing NG911 Network services will enable our PSAP to migrate to NG9-1-1 ready call-handling systems and a full feature Emergency Services IP Network. This will open the door to future possibilities of text to 9-1-1, pictures, and video capabilities. The Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, and Page PSAP’s are in the process of gaining approval to move forward with the upgrade. 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 current 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.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 The 800 MHz system has assured secure and dependable emergency communications among all public safety personnel including Flagstaff and the surrounding vicinity. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office updated the Flagstaff and Sedona Districts to a simulcast “channel two” microwave/UHF/VHF radio system. The radio repeater at the Sedona Airport was changed to the simulcast channel two from channel one and has improved the radio communication between the Flagstaff 911 Communications Center and deputies working in the Flagstaff, Sedona, and Oak Creek Canyon vicinities. The old analog radio repeaters at Phinger Point and Jacob’s Lake radio sites were changed to digital P25 compatible radio repeaters which improves radio communications in the Page and the Grand Canyon North Rim vicinities. The Sheriff’s Office also replaced their old Avaya PBX telephone system with a new Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system which not only increased redundancy, but the new Cisco VoIP telephone system is now compatible with the City of Flagstaff’s and Coconino County’s Cisco VoIP telephone systems.

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FPD RECORDS DONATED ITEMS TO THE SHELTER DURING THEIR MONTHLY COMMUNITY DRIVE.

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RECORDS SECTION The Consolidated Flagstaff Police Department/Coconino County Sheriff’s Department Records Division is an essential component of the Police Department. The section is staffed by 10 Administrative Records Specialists and one Records Supervisor. It continues to be the central repository where all City Police, Coconino County Sheriff and Coconino Detention Facility reports are received, stored, and disseminated in both paper and electronic formats. Information is entered into the Intergraph Public Safety Records Management System and hard copy documents electronically scanned and attached to allow both on and off-site criminal justice staff to view or reproduce reports from their local workstations. Detailed electronic information is now available on over 2,969,170 Calls for service, over 526,262 Incident and crime reports, 305,605 Vehicles, 281,523 Arrests, and 223,021 Jail Bookings. The Records Staff continues to become more familiar with updated technology and more accustomed to managing electronic documents. Records 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 Management System (RMS) software is shared 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 produce monthly statistical reports for agency staff, private citizens and FBI crime reporting. The Support Services Manager is designated as the department’s System Security Officer (SSO), responsible to ensure that the Police Department’s network and personnel are in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing the numerous national criminal justice information databases. The Flagstaff Police Department is committed to ensuring that the source data we submit for the Central State Repository 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 can 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. Page 80


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 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 6 p.m. and closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday except for vehicle releases and those picking up property from the safekeeping room. Records handled 23,034 Police and Sheriff’s reports and 7,501 Jail booking records in 2017. Over 27,000 Reports were entered into the computer database and approximately 33,782 copies of reports were disseminated to the public and criminal justice agencies.

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 can 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 analyses 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.

Online Services Formerly, the Flagstaff Police Department utilized outside vendors to provide services for customers to purchase reports online and to file simple police reports online. In 2017, the department created its own online portal, through the City of Flagstaff website, from which citizens can request police reports and background checks and apply to participate in a ridealong with an officer. Requests for police reports also continue to be requested by fax and mail as well as in person at the Records Section. Private property hit and run accidents and other simple reports can also be reported online through the police department portal. Another new enhancement added to the department is the acceptance of credit card payments in addition to accepting cash and checks for payment of services and products. Customers can use their credit/debit card to pay in person or online through the Point and Pay system implemented throughout the City of Flagstaff.

LIVESCAN FINGERPRINT MACHINE The Flagstaff Police Department utilizes the Live Scan ID 500 fingerprint system, eliminating the need to do fingerprints manually by rolling a person’s fingertips on an ink pad. Quality checks within the equipment provide immediate feedback to the user regarding the quality of the fingerprints eliminating rejections when the fingerprints are sent to the FBI or the Page 81


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Department of Public Safety. The equipment sits on a desktop in conjunction with a laptop computer. The system automatically senses the placement of the finger, capturing the image only if it meets predetermined quality criteria, all without manual intervention and additional steps or keystrokes. Records Section personnel are available to provide fingerprinting services Monday through Friday.

SPECIAL SERVICES

EVIDENCE In 2017, the Evidence Section received and processed 13,745 items of evidence which were logged in by officers, agents and detectives for case investigation and prosecution. A total of 1,295 items were returned to their owners and 14,878 items were destroyed. In all, 1,215 items of evidence met the criteria to be submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Northern Arizona Crime Laboratory for scientific analysis. This section continues to house and manage over 100,000 items of evidence.

PARKING CONTROL The Flagstaff Police Department employed a Parking Officer through July of this year, at which time ParkFlag then took over much of the parking enforcement for the city. We are excited to work closely with ParkFlag to promote safe and lawful parking throughout Flagstaff. Through July of 2017, a total of 1,138 citations for parking violations in the downtown business district were issued. Parking Control also coordinated the removal of 26 junk or abandoned vehicles as part of the City's Vehicle Abatement Program. One vehicle was immobilized (“booted”) due to their owner(s) having at least three (3) unpaid parking citations; upon successful payment of these past due fines, fees, etc., the vehicles was released.

PROPERTY CONTROL The Flagstaff Police Department employs one Property Control Coordinator. This non-sworn employee actively supports and upholds the City’s stated mission and values. They also perform non-commissioned police support duties associated with the maintenance of over 90 police, administrative and specialty vehicles; as such, they schedule and coordinate the service and repairs of these vehicles, ensuring fleet preparedness. Additionally, they manage and stock necessary equipment to help keep the Department functioning at its highest level.

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CHARLES HERNANDEZ SERGEANT

NICK JACOBELLIS SERGEANT

DUSTIN KUHNS CORPORAL 08-28-16

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POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

TREVOR COOPER CORPORAL

POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

LYNNAE STEVENS EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR

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POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Sergeant Margaret Bentzen Marggie Bentzen briefly left the profession only to return to help in developing the Family Crimes Unit within the Flagstaff Police Department when it began in 1996. In addition to being its first domestic violence case manager, she also helped establish the procedures and protocols for the unit. Marggie was promoted in 2004 to detective and became a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. Marggie was appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence against Women, and her strong advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence has helped influence policy makers at both the state and local level. Marggie is also a specialty instructor and has taught classes at Coconino Community College and Northern Arizona University. Marggie was awarded a fellowship from the AAUW (American Association of University Women) to obtain her Master’s Degree in 2006, and graduated with her advanced degree in 2009. Marggie was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and worked primarily in patrol and public relations. Marggie is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Flagstaff Police Department Employee of the year Award (1997), the Soroptimist International “Women of Distinction Award (1998, 1999), and Arizona Attorney General’s “Award of Excellence” at the states “Outstanding Sexual Assault Advocate” (2002). In (2003) she received recognition from the Arizona Supreme Court recognizing her contribution to the judicial system as a member of the Commission on the Impact of Domestic Violence in the Courts. Marggie was honored by her department in (2005) with a life savings award, as she could prevent a mentally ill patient from jumping off a two-story building after escaping from the behavior health unit at the Flagstaff Medical Center. On one occasion, she paid the unlocking fee for a visitor to our community who locked their keys in their car and did not have any money to pay the locksmith. Marggie’s compassion has always been highlighted in her assignments and awards. She has always been a strong ambassador for the City of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Police Department. We wish her well in retirement.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Sergeant Patrick Martinez Prior to August of 1997, Pat Martinez was a 25-year-old drywaller. One day, Pat saw a couple of police officers taking a coffee break and thought to himself, “That looks like a pretty cool job,” so he applied. In 1997, after finishing his academy training at ALETA, Patrick pinned badge #26 on his uniform and he’s been protecting and serving his community Ad Honorem ever since. Having beaten the odds by surviving the Y2K doomsday event, because of Pat’s work performance, in 2000 Pat was trained to become a Field Training Officer. Later that year, Pat’s hard work and dedication earned him the 2000 Fraternal Order of Police’s Officer of the Year Award. A short time later, Pat participated in a highly competitive process to win a much-coveted position on the Metro Anti-Narcotics Task Force. Pat (aka Mike Sandoval) remained a Metro Agent until he promoted to Corporal in 2003. As a Corporal, Pat took on the responsibility of the FTO Coordinator, where Pat helped shape the careers of dozens of officers, many of whom remain employed by FPD today. In 2004, Pat completed his bachelor’s degree. In 2005, Pat earned a Lifesaving Award for saving the life of a choking baby. A year later, Pat was promoted to Sergeant. Applying the knowledge and experience he acquired as a Metro Agent years earlier, in 2012 Pat returned to Metro, this time as their Sergeant. After completing his tour of duty as the Metro Sergeant, Pat returned to where his career began, Edward Squad. There he remained as a senior patrol Sergeant until his retirement. Pat has been the Moose Run coordinator since he started the event to honor his fallen squad mate, Jeff Moritz’s death in June of 2000. Similarly, Pat has worked closely with the FPD CISM Team to help Officers in Northern Arizona cope with critical incidents. And lastly, as a senior member of the FPD Association and the Awards Committee Chairperson, Pat has been instrumental in coordinating the FPD’s annual Awards Banquet. Please join me in congratulating Pat on his retirement.

Sergeant Steve VanOoteghem Stephen Van Ooteghem began his Law enforcement career with the Page Police Department starting in August of 1995. He was then hired as a deputy with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office in 1997. In 1998 he transferred to the Northern Arizona University Police Department where he served as an officer, investigator and sergeant. He was hired by the Flagstaff Police Department in December of 2003, and was promoted to corporal in 2010. In February of 2013, after a competitive process Steve was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to patrol. During his career, Steve has served as a General Instructor, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Officer, Detective and Patrol Supervisor. Steve has several commendations in his file, the most notable include: ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

Locating drive by shooting suspects and the weapon in the Smokerise neighborhood. Subduing a distraught suicidal female without injury, who had fired shots at officer at a local hotel. Catching a sexual predator who had attacked a female cyclist on the urban trail. Locating a stolen vehicle and suspect from a home invasion/armed robbery from the valley. Page 86


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2017 For his work ethic, teamwork and dedication, Steve was recognized by his peers and honored as the Flagstaff Police Department Officer of the year in 2013. In September of 2014 he was assigned to supervise the Metro Narcotics Unit. As the supervisor of the unit, he has lead several large investigations, one of which netted more than 5 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine, 90 grams of heroin, and 12 firearms. This investigation implicated 50 defendants in various violent crimes including misconduct involving weapons and the burglary of over 60 firearms. For his development of positive interagency relationships, and investigative teamwork, he and the unit received the Meritorious Service Award in 2017. Please join me in congratulating Steve on his retirement

Bernadette Barela Bernadette (Berna) Barela began her career at the City of Flagstaff in 1997. She started work for Chief Madden and has worked for four different Chiefs. Berna was well known for her green chili she made during special events, birthdays and retirements. Berna assisted many employees with travel, training and would set up new and current employees with ID cards and issue badges to the new officers. Berna will be remembered for the fun conversations, laughs and many memories of the wonderful chili. We wish Berna well on her road to retirement.

Janelle Mickelson Janelle Mickelson began her career at the City of Flagstaff in 1985 under Chief Gary Latham, for just over $6.00 per hour. She has worked for five different Chiefs total during her 31-year tenure. Janelle’s file is full of commendations, wonderful outstanding worker awards, on the spot awards, and thank you letters. She was awarded the City Mangers Excellence Award in 2000, for providing outstanding service and high-quality work. She received another City Managers award in 2011 for her optimism and can-do spirit in processing personnel action requests and payroll for all members of the Department. In 2016, she received the Award for the third time, due to her technical skills, which she used to help troubleshoot the City payroll system. Her expertise ensured everyone could still get paid after the system had crashed many times. Janelle was consulted regularly as part of the City crash team which responded when the system went down City-wide. Over the years Janelle has assisted with helping every section of the Police Department. She typed media releases for the Public Information Office, helped with dictation for the Investigations Section, tracked time and overtime for special events and grants for the Patrol Section and assisted with many tasks in the Records Section. She will be remembered for always having a smile on her face, and a picture of her lovable pets on her desk. Happy Retirement Janelle!

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