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2018 Flagstaff Police Department Annual Report

Project Manager Jennifer Brown


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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 ....................................................................................................................................... 26 Police Employees per 1,000 Citizens ...................................................................................................................... 32 Field Operations – Patrol Division .......................................................................................................................... 33 Traffic Enforcement ............................................................................................................................................... 48 Emergency Services ............................................................................................................................................... 54 Criminal Investigations........................................................................................................................................... 58 Part One Crime Statistics ...................................................................................................................................... 68 Street Crime Task Force ......................................................................................................................................... 70 Community Relations ............................................................................................................................................. 73 Support Services Organizational Chart .................................................................................................................. 78 Emergency Communications ................................................................................................................................. 79 Records .................................................................................................................................................................. 83 Special Services ...................................................................................................................................................... 86 Promotions ............................................................................................................................................................ 88 Retired Employees ................................................................................................................................................. 89

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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 2018 Greetings, Attached you will find the 2018 Flagstaff Police Department Annual Report. This past year has been a challenging one for our department. We lost 10 officers through attrition (resignations, retirements, etc.) and as a result, the Department functioned more than 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 kept most specialty assignments vacant to keep our patrol division whole. Our response time to emergencies remained well below national averages in 2018. Our increased recruitment efforts and incentives resulted in the hiring of 20 new Officers in 2018, and toward the end of the year, our staffing began to improve. The improved staffing allowed for increased investment in proactive directed patrol efforts and selfinitiated activities like field interviews and traffic stops. We were also able to re-staff our community policing squad in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Staffing will likely remain a challenge for us, as well as other agencies. An officer can leave an agency 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). In the New Year, we look forward to staffing a student housing patrol effort by way of two officers gained through the Federal COPS grant program. This was a competitive application process, and the Flagstaff Police Department received two officers of only four positions awarded statewide. We continue to work on being more efficient and have hired three Police Aides to help support our officers. These individuals will respond to non-emergency calls for service, assist in traffic collision investigations and reporting, conduct parking enforcement, towing vehicles, lead funeral processions, and conduct other non-enforcement related activities. The patrol division is not the only area that was challenged by staffing levels in 2018. Our 911 dispatch center also saw significant turnover, and at this time is currently down six out of 30 positions, with very significant challenges recently in recruitment. We will continue to work on this as well in 2019. In 2018, property crime in Flagstaff declined by 10%. Because property crime represents most criminal incidents in our community, crime overall went down by 9%. Of significant concern, however, is that violent crime in Flagstaff increased by 2% in 2018. Our Agency continues to invest in Compstat, meeting monthly to examine crime trends in Flagstaff. While most categories of violent crime decreased, we saw a 15% increase in the number of aggravated assaults. The increases appear to be related to singular incidents, but with multiple victims resulting in a higher crime number. In 2018, we saw an 18% decrease in sexual assaults. There are several partners who all share in this success through increased education and awareness. We continue to remain focused on

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 crimes of Domestic Violence. Our agency seeks to protect victims and hold offenders accountable using 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 employ two detectives full time to investigate these cases and assure that our advocates are in contact with our victims. Despite the heavy workload our officers saw this past year, I am very proud of the men and women of this agency. In 2018, our officers arrested more than double the number of DUI drivers than national averages. Our detectives achieved a clearance rate of 87% for violent crimes in 2018, which exceeds the clearance rate from comparison agencies. 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 345 community support meetings in 2018 on top of dozens of media releases and public service announcements. We conducted a very successful law enforcement toy drive providing toys for nearly 766 children over the holidays. Along with partner agencies, we 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 donated over 2800 hours to our agency in 2018. Our officers are also extremely well trained. In 2018, Officers received over 23,000 hours of training (including academy and field training programs). In 2018, our officers received various training which included Mental Health First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Narcan Administration, Hate Crimes, and Firearms. In closing, I feel it is important to make our readers realize this report does not just contain numbers. These numbers represent real people, both victims, and suspects. The calls and incidents often involve tragedy and loss, but also show service rendered by dedicated and compassionate officers, dispatchers, support staff and advocates. We will continue to focus on enhancing our staffing levels in 2019 and allocating our staffing in a way that reduces violent crime and ensures the safety of our community.

Daniel Musselman Interim Chief, Flagstaff Police Department

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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. 2018 Goal: Reduce Property Crimes to be within 20% of the National Benchmark in CY 17. The 2017 National Benchmark is at 27.33 property crimes per 1,000 residents. 2018 Actual: CY 18 consisted of 36 Property Crimes reported and investigated per 1,000 residents, a decrease from the 37 in CY 17. We will continue to work toward achieving the National Benchmark. 2018 Goal: Maintain the current outstanding clearance rate for Property Crimes in comparison to the 2018 National Benchmark of 19.7% by identifying and aggressively pursuing prosecution of repeat offenders while maximizing the use of Property Crimes Detectives to employ intelligenceled policing. 2018 Actual: In CY 18 our Property Crime clearance rate was 35%, which is 77% higher than the National Benchmark of 19.7%. 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. 2018 Goal: A 5% increase in participation in all community policing programs from CY 17. 2018 Actual: In 2018, we conducted 373 community support meetings resulting in a 37% increase. 2018 Goal: A 5% reduction in public intoxicant contacts from CY 17 (2830). 2018 Actual: In CY 18 we had 3,440 public intoxicants, a decrease of 22% 2018 Goal: Maintain Part II drug arrests to exceed the National Benchmark of 4.8 arrests per 1,000 residents. 2018 Actual: Arrests for Part II drug offenses resulted in 12.3 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. 2018 Goal: Maintain a clearance rate for Part I violent crimes to meet the 2018 National Benchmark of 48% for CY 18. 2018 Actual: Our clearance rate for Part I violent crime in CY 18 was 87%. 2018 Goal: Reduce Part I violent crimes to meet the 2018 National Benchmark of 3.68 per 1,000 residents through increased enforcement activities by patrol officers. 2018 Actual: CY 18 our community experienced 297 violent crimes, for a rate of 4.33 per 1,000 residents slightly higher than the National Benchmark. CY 18 had a 2% increase from CY 17. CY 17 violent crimes were 290. 2018 Goal: Reduce domestic violence incidents by 5% from CY 17. 2018 Actual: In CY 18 - 1,490 domestic violence incidents were investigated, an increase of 0.5%.

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. 2018 Goal: Reduce collisions by 5% from CY 08 (3,129 collisions) and maintain this number through CY 18. 2018 Actual: In 2018 - we investigated 2,801 traffic collisions which are a 10% reduction from CY 08 numbers. 2018 Goal: Maintain a level of DUI arrests to exceed the Benchmark of 3.5 DUI arrests per 1,000 residents. 2018 Actual: In CY 18 – we made 448 DUI arrests for an arrest rate of 6.5 per 1,000 residents.

Responsiveness: 2018 Goal: Assure response time to priority one calls remain below the National Benchmark of 5.52 minutes. 2018 Actual: In CY 18 our average response time to priority one calls was 4.3 minutes. 2018 Goal: Achieve a 5% reduction in sustained complaints from CY 09 (13 sustained complaints). 2018 Actual: In CY18, 3 complaints were sustained. A 76% decrease from 2009. 2018 Goal: Maintain CY 08 positive customer service survey rates that exceed the National Benchmark of 77%. 2018 Actual: In CY 18, our positive response rate on customer service surveys was 93%.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 the use of force reports. Hiring Over 80 applications were accepted for sworn officer positions, including recruits and lateral positions. Thirty-seven pre-employment background investigations were conducted resulting in the hiring of 20 police officers. Qualified applicants proceeded through the application process which includes a written examination, physical agility test, oral board interviews, and extensive background investigations. We had 16 Police Aide applications with four pre-employment background investigations conducted resulting in two hires. Over 90 applications for civilian positions were accepted. Twenty background investigations were conducted resulting in the hiring of ten dispatchers and administrative specialists. We also hired three interns and one volunteer to join our team. Pre-Academy, Academy and Post-Academy orientation were conducted in 2018 resulting in over 11,538 hours of police officer training. The orientations provide information on what to expect as a recruit in the police academy, successfully complete the academy and post training. It is coordinated 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 alleged employee misconduct. The department thoroughly investigates all complaints involving employees to preserve public and enhance trust 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 end of the investigation.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DISPOSITION OF CITIZEN COMPLAINTS Disposition

Number

Percent

9 10

16% 18%

27 2 6 1 2 57

47% 3% 11% 2% 3% 100%

Sustained Partially Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Not Sustained Policy Failure Withdrawn Total

Citizen Complaints by Ethnic Origin of Complainant Caucasian 66%

Unknown 7%

Caucasian Hispanic

Native American 10%

African American

Asian 0%

Native American Asian Unknown Hispanic 2%

African American 16%

Caucasian

38

66%

Hispanic

1

2%

African American

9

16%

Native American

6

10%

Asian

0

0%

Unknown

4

7%

Total

58

100%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DISPOSITION OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION COMPLAINTS Disposition

Number

Percent

Sustained

3

50%

Partially Sustained

0

0%

Not Sustained

3

50%

Unfounded

0

0%

Total

6

100%

Disposition of Internal Affairs Investigation Complaints Not Sustained, 3, 50%

Unfounded, 0, 0%

Sustained, 3, 50%

Partially Sustained, 0, 0%

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ANNUAL AWARDS

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2018 VFW Officer of the Year Michael Hansen Officer Mike Hansen began his career with our agency in December of 2013, after completing a degree at Northern Arizona University in Justice Studies. Officer Hansen attended the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy and graduated in May of 2014. He has spent the totality of his career in patrol and is currently assigned to the Sunnyside Community Policing (King) Squad. He has also served in various capacities to include; Field Training Officer, General Instructor, Pepper ball instructor, Phlebotomist, and most recently completed Driving Instructor School. Officer Hansen is active in two community Block watch programs (FRAPA and Blocklight). Officer Hansen has several commendations for his excellent work as an investigator and has solved many burglaries by going the extra step to do a canvass or interview additional witnesses. Officer Hansen is a past recipient of the Flagstaff Police Departments Medal of Courage for his active pursuit of an armed suspect, which later ended in an officer-involved shooting in July of 2016. Officer Hansen has always paid attention to his fellow officers and routinely jumps calls to keep the workload as balanced as possible. He will assist in 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 appropriate direction. In May of 2018, Hansen responded to a burglary report. He spoke to the parents of the suspect and developed probable cause to arrest the suspect. Rather than just doing that, he conducted additional follow up at a local pawn shop and identified additional victims. He was able to recover additional items of stolen property, and even wrote a search warrant for a separate location to recover additional stolen items. Officer Hansen often volunteers to come in early or stay late depending on the mission. His peers, as well as police leadership, feel he is most deserving of this award, for his support of our mission in protecting and preserving life and property.

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2018 Exchange Club Officer of the Year Officer Tyler Boswell Officer Boswell has been employed at the City of Flagstaff since 2015. He attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in Phoenix Arizona. Prior to his hire, he was an intern with the Flagstaff Police Department in the Criminal Investigations Division. Officer Boswell is a pleasure to be around; he comes to work with a positive attitude and remains energetic while working as hard as anyone at the department. He rarely takes time off and is the first one to assist when staffing situations arise. Officer Boswell stands out from the rest of the squad when it comes to calls for service, self-initiated activity and willingness to volunteer for details. Officer Boswell is prepared for his scheduled shifts and always has a patrol vehicle pre-loaded prior to briefing each day. He is a pleasure to supervise. An example of Officer Boswell’s work ethic is highlighted in January of 2018. Officer Boswell was dispatched to a late reported assault at the hospital. He quickly learned this was not an assault but an aggravated robbery to the victim. He interviewed the victim and attempted to locate the actual crime scene. Tyler located the crime scene and developed two suspects during his scene canvas. He was recognized by the Criminal Investigations Supervisors for his work under this report (P18-00569). Recently in the last year, Officer Boswell has been selected to the Collision Reconstruction Team, Field Training Program and the Honor Guard. Officer Boswell has also completed his General Instructor Certification. Officer Boswell is also active in the Village at Aspen Place Block watch located at the Grove. He actively seeks out ways he can help improve the department. We are proud to honor Officer Boswell as our Exchange Club Officer of the year; he is always polite, compassionate, caring and consistent when observed on calls for service. This is important, as treating another with respect, is the goal of building trust within the community. His actions of exemplary service are in line with the mission of the Flagstaff Police Department.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 2018 Eric J. Lindstrom Leadership Award Sgt. Nick Jacobellis Sgt. Nick Jacobellis has been an officer with the Flagstaff Police Department for more than 14 years. He has worked as a patrol officer, a field training officer, a corporal, and a detective. Throughout his career, Sgt. Jacobellis has risen to occupy several leadership positions: Sgt. Jacobellis currently leads a squad of patrol officers; he is the coordinator of the FPD Honor Guard as well as the sergeant of FPD’s firearms program. Sgt. Jacobellis not only occupies leadership positions, but he also demonstrates leadership on a daily basis. For example Sgt. Jacobellis’ squad members describe him as a person who will not ask anything from anyone that he would not do himself. Sgt. Jacobellis routinely conducts proactive traffic stops and field interviews; and when he responds to calls-for-service Sgt. Jacobellis doesn’t think twice before generating reports he could have easily delegated to the Officers on his squad. Sgt. Jacobellis has led his squad through an Officer Involved Shooting, through barricaded subjects in residences, and through countless other dangerous situations where it takes an exceptional leader to ensure the public is safe and every Officer returns home at the end of his shift. Sgt. Jacobellis uses every squad briefing as a training opportunity. Every day Sgt. Jacobellis leads discussions on personnel issues, case law, investigations, and off-duty activities that promote healthy lifestyles and career longevity. Sgt. Jacobellis stays informed on current case laws and policing trends to ensure his Officers continually improve their own performance and the performance of their department. Sgt. Jacobellis is often the subject of compliments by FPD’s Criminal Investigations division who comment that they are always happy to respond to a scene managed by Sgt. Jacobellis. Sgt. Jacobellis has learned through the experiences he gained at every level of his career that success in policing is a team effort, and that learning to work together as a single unit can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure. That being said, Sgt. Jacobellis also understands the value of each individual co-worker and the humanity of leadership. Earlier this year, Sgt. Jacobellis was the supervisor on duty when several Officers on his squad became involved in a fatal shooting. The night of the shooting Sgt. Jacobellis arrived on the scene just as the shots were fired and he immediately took control of the scene. Once Sgt. Jacobellis ensured all of the Officers on the scene were tended to physically, he initiated the process of preserving the scene for the ensuing investigation. Sgt. Jacobellis methodically organized the scene with involved officers, witness officers, and civilians; all-thewhile ensuring the mental well-being of his officers. Throughout the remainder of the evening and for days to follow Sgt. Jacobellis ensured the Officers families were informed and the Officers were in good spirits. Sgt. Jacobellis is known as a leader who will help any fellow Officer any time they need it.

Army Staff Sergeant Eric Lindstrom, a Flagstaff Police officer was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.Page 17


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Civilian Employee of the Year Val Hernandez Excellence Award Josie Blasi Emergency Communications Specialist Josie Blasi is the 2018 Val Hernandez Excellence Award recipient. Val Hernandez embodied teamwork, selfless leadership, and compassion. Josie has all of the traits that made Val so special. Josie is a well-respected dispatcher among patrol, her co-workers and supervisors. She is one of our strongest trainers and has trained many of our new dispatchers. We are currently short staffed and working 12-hour shifts in the Communication Center. Josie works extra shifts on her days off without complaint. She worked tirelessly to be cross-trained on additional channels because she knew it would help with radio coverage. She has always had a helpful, positive attitude and goes out of her way to help in any way she can. In 2017, she earned the life-saving award for helping a caller through CPR. Little did she know the caller was a former CCSO Deputy and his wife had collapsed and was not breathing. He was frantic, and Josie was able to calm him enough to focus on starting chest compressions. His wife survived the incident and they credit Josie with saving her life. They remain close friends with Josie to this day. Josie embodies the mission of the police department by giving the best service to our citizens and she trains new dispatchers to give that same level of service. For these reasons, she is most deserving of this year’s Valerie Hernandez Excellence Award. Thanks, Josie

2018 Flagstaff Police Department Officer of the Year Jeff James Sergeant Jeff James was hired as a police officer on January 7, 1993. He was certified to be a motorcycle officer in 2007. James promoted to Sergeant in 2013. In 2014, the Flagstaff Police Department implemented a traffic unit to better serve the citizens of Flagstaff. Sgt. James was assigned as the traffic unit supervisor. James approached this new challenge with a passion. He developed several programs within the traffic unit that provides direct communication between the police department and the citizens we serve. Each of these projects had a public education component as well as an enforcement aspect. James worked with our public information officer to advertise the project with local media outlets and on our Facebook page. He then presented the project to each patrol squad during their briefing. Upon project completion, an analysis was conducted to see if projects were effective, and this Page 18


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 information was again shared with the media and our department. Sgt. James has excelled in demonstrating his commitment to the safety of the citizens of Flagstaff. When Sgt. James is not attending to administrative duties, he is a working supervisor. He patrols with other officers, responds to calls, handling accidents and providing quality customer service with the citizens he contacts. James developed a basic training certification course for new motorcycle officers, and he initiated a monthly advanced training course that polishes the skills of those officers. Sgt. James has his squad review all the traffic collision reports which are completed online by citizens. He has his officer's re-contact citizens if any of the information needs to be corrected or updated. This relieves the other officers to concentrate more heavily on in-progress calls for service. Sgt. James is also a member of the department’s ethics committee. James presents quarterly ethics training to department employees, which enhances the department’s image to the Flagstaff community. These presentations help our officers give the best possible customer service to our citizens. James leadership and dedication to his position enables his team and the entire patrol division to provide quality customer service to everyone in our community. Jeff James has been serving our community for over 25 years, which in and of itself speaks volumes about his dedication. Congratulations, Sgt. James, you are FPD’s 2018 Officer of the Year.

2018 Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association Officer of the Year SGT. Nick Jacobellis SGT. Jacobellis was hired by the Flagstaff Police Department in May of 2004 after he completed his Criminal Justice Degree through Northern Arizona University. He attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy and was assigned to Patrol. In March of 2013, he was promoted to corporal and assigned to Criminal investigations a year later. He has investigated numerous high-profile criminal cases. In 2015, he was awarded the City Managers Award for quality as he investigated over 313 Felony cases in one year. SGT. Jacobellis was promoted to Sergeant in October of 2017. SGT. Jacobellis currently serves as a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Driving Instructor and on the Honor Guard. Previously he has served as a Field Training Officer, and on both the Selective Enforcement and King Squads. He is a past recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for his discovery and investigation of a homicide that was not yet reported. SGT. Nick Jacobellis was selected as the FLEA Officer of the Year for 2018 after being nominated by a member who stated, “Sergeant Jacobellis exemplifies leadership, professionalism, and humbleness”. Sergeant Jacobellis is described as being easy to talk to regarding professional and personal issues as well as helping develop newer Officers skills. Sergeant Jacobellis’ response during the critical incident on Coconino Ave was mentioned, and his ability to control and secure a chaotic scene while caring for his squad members demonstrated the reason why he is respected as a leader within the department. Sergeant Jacobellis has great knowledge and shares his knowledge and experience with officers, fostering professionalism and promoting continuous learning and development of his squad members. Page 19


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Officer Tyler Stewart Honor Recruit Award from Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) Roger Medrano As a Police Recruit, Roger Medrano was assigned to the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) class 45 on July 30th, 2018. Officer Medrano came to our agency after retiring from the United States Army and having previous law enforcement experience in Illinois. Officer Medrano immediately took it upon himself to take a leadership role among the recruits at NARTA and began mentoring recruits from our agency and partner agencies. Officer Medrano excelled at the academy in the areas of leadership, physical fitness, firearms, and academics, and he was elected as the class President. As class President, he oversaw the class raffle which raised over $7,000, for injured officers in need and the Shadows Foundation. Badge number 45 will forever be remembered by the Flagstaff Police Department because it was the badge worn by Officer Tyler Stewart who was tragically killed in the line of duty on December 27th, 2014. Tyler was a graduate of NARTA class #36, and Tyler was the first recruit to attend NARTA who gave his life in the line of duty. NARTA continues to honor Tyler’s legacy by honoring its top overall recruit with the Tyler Stewart Award. Class 45 selected Officer Medrano as its Tyler Stewart Award recipient at their recent graduation. Officer Medrano honored Tyler’s legacy in the highest way possible for the Flagstaff Police Department by bringing home this award. Congratulations to officer Roger Medrano. Officer Medrano was also presented with an engraved knife from the Stewart Family.

Victim Witness Services Heart of Gold Award/ Officer of the Year Officer Tyler Romney Officer Tyler Romney was nominated for this award by his supervisor who has had the opportunity to personally witness Officer Romney’s extraordinary compassion not only to victims of crime but citizens from all walks of life in general. Officer Romney’s compassion is evident in his calm demeanor and his willingness, at times selflessly, to see that victims and others are taken care of. Police officers generally see people, not at their best. Officer Romney works to ensure victims and people he speaks with are treated with dignity and respect, while tending to their needs, whether it be emotional by lending an ear to listen, or comfort in offering solutions to help individuals feel safe and less anxious. Officer Romney’s compassion and selflessness have been evident on a couple of occasions in which Officer Romney used his own funds to pay for hotel rooms to ensure a family was not left without shelter for the evening. In addition to Officer Romney’s extensive compassion, his dedication and empathy to the victims in the pursuit of justice for victims of crime are evident in his work ethic and attentive nature to the victim. Officer Romney works tirelessly to ensure his investigations are conducted in a manner to solidify justice for the victim. His Page 20


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 empathy during his interviewing of victims allows him to make the victims feel safe and like the crime against them was not their fault. Officer Romney works to gain the trust of the victims he speaks with so that they continue through the adjudication process, knowing that their voice matters. Officer Romney on a daily basis works with citizens and victims alike with compassion and empathy, which is demonstrative of his “Heart of Gold”. On April 28, Officer Romney was dispatched to a call for service at a local motel where the reporting party told police subjects were refusing to leave. Upon arrival and while conducting his investigation, Officer Romney learned that a family, including two young children (ages three and four), were stranded in Flagstaff, AZ due to their vehicle breaking down. The family had to use the last of their money to rent a room and repair their vehicle. Additionally, the family attempted to get help from other community resources; however, due to the holiday weekend, they were unsuccessful in obtaining help. Officer Romney attempted to contact all resources readily available to him as a Police Officer without success. Officer Romney took it upon himself to assist the family by helping load their belongings into their repaired vehicle and followed them to a different local motel where he purchased a room in the amount of $90.95. This act resulted in the father of the family breaking down into tears of gratitude, admitting that he has not had the best of luck during encounters with Police prior to this interaction. Officer Romney’s act of compassion utilizing his own funds to help a fellow man and family in need demonstrates Officer Romney’s generosity, compassion, and service. Officer Romney’s actions and character, including his selfless service to others without expectation of gain for himself we commend him. Good job, Tyler.

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2018 City Manager Awards Cpl. Matt Thompson Cpl. Thompson has received a departmental Life-Saving Award, The Flagstaff Exchange Club Officer of the Year Award, and numerous commendations for his work in the patrol division. He has also been very active as a Field Training Officer; training and mentoring many of our current patrol officers. He has been certified and trained in many different aspects of law enforcement including crisis intervention, internet data mining, pepper ball armorer, and as a Taser Instructor. Cpl. Thompson will often respond to squad member’s traffic stops to observe the officer’s interactions. If needed, he will meet with the officer to give tips and advice on what they can improve on. For going the extra mile and showing leadership, Cpl. Thompson was awarded the 2018 City Managers excellence award.

2018 City Manager Awards Jen Brown Several employees were nominated because they assisted with keeping employees up to date with TEAM Well. Jen has been the coordinator for the Police Department to ensure employee wellness is not forgotten. She helps to communicate with employees of upcoming events and assists them with entering wellness points and setting up wellness checkups. She herself sees personal value in being a wellness warrior.

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2017 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award Officer Jason Cota

Officer Jason Cota has been selected as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year. Officer Jason Cota started as an intern with the Flagstaff Police Department prior to being hired in January of 2015. Jason’s eagerness to learn the job and his work ethic have been apparent from day one. As a bilingual Officer, he is often called on and never hesitates to assist other officers with their investigations. Officer Jason Cota received the Department’s Medal of Courage award in July of 2016 when he pursued an armed suspect on foot through a neighborhood. This call later ended in an officer-involved shooting. Officer Jason Cota had the foresight to pursue the training and education to make him a better investigator. He is currently certified in Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) and is trained in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver enforcement (ARIDE). Officer Jason Cota was nominated for this award because he had the highest number of Driving Under the Influence arrests over the last year. He was responsible for removing 30 impaired drivers from our roadways over the last 12 months. 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 Sgt. Ggant Kelly and Officer Devin Hineman

On January 26, 2018, Sergeant Kelly and Officer Hineman responded to an emergency call for a female not breathing at 2907 N. Rose St. Apt 3. Recognizing the severity of the call they initiated an expedited response. Upon arrival, both officers noticed a female down on the floor not breathing. Sergeant Kelly began CPR on the female while Officer Hineman held the female’s head checking for a pulse. After a short while, the female started breathing on her own. A fire department medic arrived and began to assist when it was noticed the female again stopped breathing. Officer Hineman began chest compressions and was able to get the female to breathe on her own once again. The female was transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center for advanced care. It is apparent the officer’s training and quick actions on the scene helped save this citizens life. Their life-saving actions are in line with the mission of the Flagstaff Police Department to protect and preserve life. You are hereby awarded the Department’s Lifesaving Award. Good job, Sgt. Kelly and Officer Hineman. Page 23


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Lifesaving Award Officer Bradley Gilbert On November 23, 2018, Ofc. Bradley Gilbert responded with fellow officers to follow up a report of forgery at the Motel 6 on Woodlands Village Blvd. In the course of investigating the forgery, the suspect, from behind the closed door of the motel room made a loud noise that caused officers to retreat and take cover. Moments later, the suspect opened the motel room door and emerged brandishing a knife. When the suspect refused to drop the knife, Ofc. Gilbert quickly transitioned from his duty weapon to his Taser, took aim and successfully deployed the Taser, incapacitating the suspect so officers could safely take him into custody. The entire event from the time the suspect opened the door brandishing the knife to the time the suspect was incapacitated and taken into custody lasted only a matter of seconds. Ofc. Gilbert’s quick thinking and decisive action prevented the situation from escalating into a potentially fatal encounter. For these reasons, Officer Bradley Gilbert is presented with the Meritorious Service Award.

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2018 Volunteer of the Year Award Gary Gimenez Gary Gimenez has volunteered with our agency for over 16 years. He often services the firearms of the department and assists with our firearms training program and has recently become a Glock Armorer. Gary can be found almost any Wednesday afternoon working in the armory. Gary also helps in the planning and implementation of the Citizen’s Police Academy sessions. This is a significant time commitment and he attends nearly every class up to twenty weeks per year. He assists with the class, organizing handout materials and verifying class rosters are accurate and complete. 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 2018

Demographics for Sworn & Civilian Personnel

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DEMOGRAPHICS – SWORN AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL Sworn Personnel Race/Ethnicity 90

82

80 70 60 50 40

Sworn

30 20 10

10

3

Hispanic

Native American

1

2

African American

Asian

0 Caucasian

Sworn Personnel Age 40

35

35 29

30

26

25 20

Sworn

15 8

10 5 0 21 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 +

Flagstaff Police Department Honor Guard

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DEMOGRAPHICS

Sworn Personnel Years of Service 35

31

30 25

19

19

20 15

11

10

13

Sworn

5

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

29

30 20 10

Sworn

7 5

6

1

0 High School

Some Associates Bachelors Masters College Degree Degree Degree

PHD

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DEMOGRAPHICS

Sworn Personnel 4

Male Female 94

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DEMOGRAPHICS OF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

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

37

Civilian 4 Caucasian

Hispanic

4 Native American

0

0

African American

Asian

Civilian Personnel Age 14

13

13

12 10 8

8

Civilian

6 4 4

2

2 0 18 to 20

21 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 +

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Civilian Personnel Years of Service 20

19

15 11 10

Civilian

5

4

4

7 to 9

10 to 15

3

4

0 0 to 3

4 to 6

16 to 19

20 +

Civilian Personnel Education 20

18 14

15 10 5

4

5

Civilian 4 0

0 High School

Some Associates Bachelors Masters College Degree Degree Degree

PHD

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Civilian Personnel

11 Male Female

34

Employees per 1,000 Citizens

Police Employees per 1,000 Citizens Data derived from 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report

Flagstaff

Avondale

Buckeye

Casa Grande

Goodyear

Lake Havasu City

Arizona

Cities 50K to 99K

National

Civilian Index

0.7

0.6

0.4

0.7

0.4

0.7

1.5

0.4

1.0

Sworn Index

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.1

1.3

1.9

1.5

2.3

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Deputy Chief Walt Miller

Criminal Investigation Lt. Scott Mansfield

Criminal Investigations Street Crimes Task Force

Patrol Lieutenants Lt. Frank Higgins

Patrol Lieutenants

Patrol Lieutenants

Lt. Lance Roberts

Lt. Paul Lasiewicki

2 Patrol Squads

2 Patrol Squads

King Squad

Special Enforcement Squad

Traffic Unit

2 Patrol Squads 3 Police Aides

Emergency Services Tactical Operations Explosives Disposal Hostage Negotiations

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Deputy Chief Walt Miller

The Operations Division is made up of our Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions and they are committed to providing the citizens of Flagstaff with exemplary service. While each of the two sections has unique roles and responsibilities, they collaborate as a team to prevent crime, solve cases and keep our city safe. 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. Other units that fall under the leadership of the Operations Division include The highly trained and well-equipped (ESRT) Emergency Services Response Teams. ESRT is comprised of the Northern Regional SWAT Team, the Negotiations Team and the Bomb Squad. Also falling within the Operations Division is the Street Crimes Task Force (METRO), which investigates drug-related crimes. The Operations Division also has a Department Training Coordinator and a Criminal Analyst. 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. The patrol squads are supervised by a Sergeant and a Corporal. 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 engaging in community policing projects to build partnerships with the community. 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. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) consists of twelve highly trained Detectives who investigate all reported felony crimes. They also provide valuable internal and external training and investigative insights to our patrol officers. The Criminal Investigations Division is overseen by two Detective Sergeants and one Lieutenant

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 PATROL ACTIVITY Activity

2017

2018

% Change

Part One Crimes

290

297

2%

Part One Crimes Cleared

217

259

87%

2,710

2,436

-10%

18,628

17,609

-5.5%

7,056

6,712

-4.9%

81,363

78,994

-2.9%

Domestic Violence Incidents

1,482

1,490

0.5%

Public Assist

8,138

7,246

-10%

Presentations & Media Releases

1,248

1,228

-1.6%%

273

373

36.6%

Patrol Hours in Field

99,610

101,150

1.5%

Training Hours

27,839

25,672

-7.8%

Field Interviews

10,816

12,800

18.3%

Public Intoxicants

2,830

3,440

21.6%

Animal Control Calls for Service

2,447

2,712

10.8%

Part Two Crimes* Reports Taken Arrests Total Calls for Service

Community Support Meetings

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 TWO YEAR COMPARISON OF ARRESTS BY OFFENSE CLASSIFICATION CLASSIFICATION

ADULT

JUVENILE

2018 TOTAL

2017 TOTAL

% CHANGE

HOMICIDE

2

0

2

10

-80%

FORCIBLE RAPE

3

0

3

7

-57%

ROBBERY

9

1

10

17

-41%

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

213

17

230

228

1%

BURGLARY LARCENY AUTO THEFT

11 590 6

4 61 1

15 651 7

30 820 10

MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ARSON FORGERY/COUNTERFEITING

606 14 13

45 3 0

651 17 13

715 8 8

-50% -20% -30% -9% 112% 62%

EMBEZZLEMENT

1

0

1

1

0%

FRAUD POSSESSION STOLEN PROPERTY

5 5

0 0

5 5

10 1

-50%

147

23

170

294

-42%

17

7

24

20

20%

PROSTITUTION

1

0

1

1

0%

SEX OFFENSES

111

8

119

120

1%

38

16

54

55

672

124

796

673

0 21

0 0

0 21

0 26

DWI LIQUOR VIOLATIONS

384 529

1 70

385 599

374 606

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

683

43

726

796

ALL OTHER EXCEPT TRAFFIC CURFEW VIOLATIONS RUNAWAYS

874 0 0

10 5 0

884 5 0

984 0 1

4955

439

5394

5812

VANDALISM WEAPONS VIOLATION

SALE/MANUFACTURE DRUGS POSSESSION DRUGS GAMBLING FAMILY OFFENSES

TOTAL

400%

-2% 18% 0% -19% 3% -1% -9% -10% 100% -100% -7%

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

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Police Calls Holding Ten Year Comparison 2009-2018 12 10.2

9.7

10 8.3 8

6.7

7.7

7.4

7.8

7.5

7

6.6

20 Minute Calls Holding

6

60 Minute Calls Holding 4 2.2

2

1.9

1.6 0.9

0.7

1.4

1.4 0.8

1.1

0.8

0 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Police Calls For Service and Reports Taken Ten Year Comparison 2009-2018 60,000 50,000 40,000 Police Calls

30,000

Reports

20,000 10,000 0 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 2018 ARREST BY RACE NATIVE CHARGE

AFRICAN

TOTAL

AMERICAN

%

CAUCASIAN

%

AMERICAN

%

ASIAN

%

DUI

376

153

41%

216

57%

6

2%

1

0%

AGG ASSAULT

228

129

57%

92

40%

7

3%

0

0%

ASSAULT

529

218

41%

291

55%

17

4%

0

0%

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

576

310

54%

242

42%

24

4%

0

0%

DV

741

334

45%

386

52%

18

2%

3

0%

PUBLIC CONSUMP.

374

318

85%

50

13%

4

1%

2

1%

6

1

17%

4

67%

1

17%

0

0%

435

222

51%

193

44%

19

4%

1

0%

SEXUAL ASSAULT SHOPLIFTING

2018 Arrest by Age Offender TOTAL

100%

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

7% 6% 8% 9% 12% 14% 14% 12% 10% 6% 2% 1% 0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

120% Page 38


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Felony and Misdemeanor Arrests 2018 Felony

Misdemeanor

4585

527 1111 87 Adult Juvenile

2018 ARRESTS BY RACE/ETHNICITY OF OFFENDER ASIAN, 23, 0% CAUCASIAN, 3092, 39%

NATIVE AMERICAN, 3953, 50%

HISPANIC, 607, 8% AFRICAN AMERICAN, 255, 3%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 HOMELAND SECURITY The Flagstaff Police Department always remains vigilant for suspicious subjects and activities. 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 2018 marks the eleventh 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 can define specific crime trends and deploy resources 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 2018 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 special 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 the 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 high-risk 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 and enhances effective prosecution. The cameras assist with citizen complaint investigations and the review of the 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 373 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 2,938 hours of service to our community in 2018. We started accepting credit card payments in our records section and can have citizens request reports online using the City of Flagstaff Police Department website. 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 2018, we provided 7,205 hours of advanced officer training. We strengthened the Department’s informal and formal counseling abilities through the expansion of 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 2018 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 Combined off-site facilities and relocated the SWAT team reducing the number of buildings we manage 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 Graduated dozens of citizens from the Citizen Police Academy Staffed a School Resource Officer in our local schools Assisted in sponsoring the 2018 National Explorers Conference at Northern Arizona University Conducted training on less lethal pepper ball launchers Continued to strengthen the Department’s Community Policing Initiatives Created three Police Aide positions, created policy and trained two police aides to assist with patrol related duties

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Innovative Initiatives • • • • • •

Continued to use www.FPDTRANSPARENCY.com website to increase awareness and transparency with high profile cases Successfully applied and were awarded multiple Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grants 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 Crisis Intervention Team Mental Health related talks (academy and at other agencies) Held a well-attended and professional Awards Ceremony and employee banquet Held training for employees to be part of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM)

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

COFFEE WITH A COP DAY

OFFICER SCHORMAN AT FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

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 2018, 271 Repeat Offender arrests were made by the Special Enforcement Squad. A total of 210 camps were contacted on Woods Watch patrols during the fire season in the Flagstaff City limits. Several specialty patrols were conducted in 2018. 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 in 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 2018 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 Page 44


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 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, self-defense, 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 explore 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 218 documented contacts with mental health consumers by Flagstaff Police Department in 2018, 53 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 2018, 271 alcohol and Operation 40 related arrests were made by the Special Enforcement squad. They contacted 210 camps during Woods Watch patrol in the fire season as well. 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 fixedwing airplane assisted in locating illegal campfires with officers on board. This assisted in dispatching officers to take enforcement action.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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. 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 First Amendment Assemblies

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Assisting with a Wildland Fire Special Olympics Event

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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 2,802 total collisions in 2018; of those 2,398 were non-injury collisions, representing a decrease of 1% from the previous year. In 2018, there were 399 injury collisions and four (4) collisions which resulted in fatalities. Injury collisions were down 9%, but there were two more fatalities when compared to the 2017 totals. In 2018, officers issued 7,134 citations for traffic related offenses such as speeding and red-light violations. This is an increase of 7% from the number of traffic citations issued in 2017. Our department issued 7,994 warnings in 2018, which is an increase of 41% from the year prior. In 2018, our department arrested 448 impaired drivers. This is a 3% decrease from the year prior. Total traffic stops were up by 31%, from 14,262 stops in 2017 to 18,692 stops in 2018. In 2018, our department conducted several traffic safety projects. These projects were: Safe Speeds in Neighborhoods Campaign, a Bicycle Safety Campaign, and a Traffic Safety around Schools Campaign. Each campaign is several months long and includes a public education component followed by an emphasis on enforcement. All officers at the department participate and they receive training prior to the start of each traffic safety project. Members of the Traffic Unit are Sergeant Jeff James, Corporal Dave Sauer, Corporal Joe Gilbert, Officer Kevin Rueb, and Officer Nick Almendarez. All members of the Traffic Unit are certified Police Motorcycle Officers. Officers utilize police motorcycles as weather and staffing permits. The motorcycle units are most effective providing enforcement in congested areas where patrol cars are ineffective. In 2018, our department conducted a Police Motorcycle Operator certification class. Three officers successfully completed this training. Those officers were Mike Priest, Ben Beebe, and Jason Cota. The Traffic Unit receives input from citizens regarding specific traffic problems and aggressively works these citizen complaint zones. Citizens can report traffic complaints either by calling the police department or utilizing the online traffic complaint form. All online traffic complaint forms are forwarded to the Traffic Unit. Traffic Officers are assigned to work each traffic complaint. The members of the Traffic Unit were responsible for issuing 21% of the department's citation total in 2018. The on-line collision form was introduced by the Traffic Unit in 2017. This service is offered to citizens that want to file their crash report on-line in lieu of having an officer respond to the scene. Officers will still respond to a scene anytime a citizen requests it. Use of the online form keeps officers available for other calls for service as well as it decreases police response time. All online collision reports are forwarded to the Traffic Unit. As a result, the Traffic Unit is assigned many collision investigations. Traffic officers investigated 35% of the total collisions which occurred in our city during 2018. Page 49


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Traffic officers have duties and assignments other than traffic enforcement and collision investigation. Traffic Officers also provide traffic control, conduct funeral escorts, and act as back up for patrol officers. The Traffic Unit is regularly assigned to work special events, including: numerous protests, Tequila Sunrise, New Year’s Eve, Holiday Lights Parade, Fourth of July Parade, Downtown Mile, Armed Forces Day Parade, Run for the Wall, Patriot Riders, Homecoming parades for each of the local high schools, Hollywood Memorial Ride, National Night Out, and other community events. Members of the Traffic Unit regularly promote traffic safety at various community meetings and by instructing classes in conjunction with Driving Arizona and Northern Arizona University. The Flagstaff Police Department Collision Reconstruction Team (CRT) is composed of officers from varying divisions of the Police Department. These officers have received advanced training in collision investigations to include crash reconstruction, scene preservation and evidence collection, vehicle and pedestrian dynamics, and other advanced topics. The CRT team is supervised by Detective Wotasik. The rest of the team members are Sergeant Ryan Turley, Detective Shawn Knott, Corporal Joseph Gilbert, Officer Matt Schmidt, Officer Jason Blair, Officer Tyler Boswell, Officer Michael Hansen, and Officer Jarrett Shughart. These team members are responsible for reconstructing fatal and serious injury collisions and complete follow-up interviews, detailed case reports, and diagrams of these collisions. All team members meet on a regular basis to review past and present investigations and conduct training on topics related to collision investigations and equipment use. The CRT utilizes the Leica P20 scanning equipment, which is shared with other Northern Arizona agencies and was obtained with drug seizure funds for use in crash reconstruction and serious crime scenes. In 2018, the team conducted eight (8) collision reconstruction investigations, with four (4) of those investigations for fatal collisions. In addition, numerous team members responded to assist detectives with the 3D mapping of homicide scenes and other serious crime scenes, as well as assisting other agency partners such as the Northern Arizona Police Department.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 TRAFFIC ACTIVITY Incident Type

2017

2018

% Change

Non-Injury Collisions

2418

2398

-0.8%

440

399

-9.3%

4

2

100%

94

79

-16%

462

448

-3.0%

Traffic Citations

6698

7134

6.5%

Warnings

5663

7994

41.2%

822

754

-8.3%

Injury Collisions Fatal Collisions DUI Related Collisions

DUI Arrests

Motorist Assists

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TEN YEAR SUMMARY OF COLLISIONS

2600

500 450

2500

Non-Injury Collisions

2400

350 300

2300

250 2200

200 150

2100

Injury/Fatal Collisions

400

100 2000 1900

50 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Non Injury

2443 2361 2150 2231 2199 2128 2426 2551 2418 2398

Injury/Fatal

360

374

384

401

352

411

427

411

442

0

399

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Summary of 2018

300

Collisions by Month

250 200 150 100 50 0

Jan

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

NON-INJURY

166

231

170

199

180

178

181

187

209

244

197

256

INJURY/FATAL

27

46

31

35

27

27

29

33

40

40

36

28

Most Frequent Location of Intersection Related Collisions Three Year Comparison Intersection

2016

2017

2018

N. Country Club/ N. Hwy 89

27

29

36

E. Ponderosa Parkway / E. Butler AVE.

44

8

33

W. Butler Avenue / S. Milton RD

25

30

29

S Milton Rd / W. Route 66

15

23

23

S. Milton RD / S. Plaza Way

21

21

0

W. Phoenix Ave / S. Milton Rd

15

13

17

S. Milton Rd / W. Riordan Rd

0

20

0

N Highway 89 / E. Marketplace Dr

17

23

33

N Humphreys St / W. Route 66

0

15

21

E. Route 66 / N. Fanning Dr

19

15

22

S. Woodlands Village Blvd / W. University Ave

0

8

32

E. Butler Ave / S. San Francisco St.

0

14

0

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TACTICAL OPERATIONS (SWAT) 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 seven 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 2018, 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.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS SWAT Officers deployed as a team to eight call-outs this year. Several of the call outs involved armed or suspected to be armed barricaded subjects. In January, Lykens was involved in a vehicle pursuit with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on I-17. During the pursuit, he exited at Munds Park and wrecked the vehicle shortly after. Lykens then fled on foot to an open door of a shed that was being used as a residence. The occupant fled the “residence” /shed and Lykens barricaded inside. Numerous rounds of gas were deployed and attempt to establish coms were unsuccessful. The Team eventually used Firefighter equipment to include a chainsaw to cut a hole in the building and extricate Lykens from inside. In July, CCSO located DV suspect Jerod Parker in a tent at Kinnickinnic Lake with his three children outside. There were DCS warrants for the three children to remove from Parker's custody as well as outstanding DV charges from earlier in the night. The victim of the DV described Jerod as having a pistol in the tent with the kids and CCSO determined Parker was a Prohibited Possessor. Jerod refused patrol's attempts/commands to get him to exit the tent. The team arrived and set up Action team behind the tent while negotiations took place behind lethal cover. Bear was close enough to tent to establish communication verbally. After several hours of negotiation, Jerod exited the tent without further incident. Sniper set up in the turret during the entire incident. In October, DCS and patrol officers attempted to procure five children from the home of Joel White due to substantial molestation allegations. Prior to police arriving the wife of the suspect phoned and accused him of the incident. Miles instantly barricaded with all five children in the home, armed with a handgun. After several hours the children were released by Miles, approximately 12 hours into the standoff Miles gave up and exited the residence as SWAT approached to deploy chemical munitions. 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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CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS TEAM 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 Crisis 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 Crisis Negotiations Team responded to six (6) calls in 2018. During the month of August, the team responded to an armed barricade hostage-taker at Kinnikinick Lake after a domestic violence situation. After 4 hours of negotiations through the public address system and phone, the suspect turned himself in without incident. Also in 2018, the CNT was called out to a father that had barricaded with his five children inside a residence in the Christmas Tree neighborhood. The hostage-taker allowed his children to come out after three hours of negotiations and was finally safely taken into custody after the SWAT team entered his home 8 hours later. The CNT assisted patrol and SWAT with a suicidal subject who had climbed onto the roof of a nearby hotel and threaten to jump. The subject became more and more intoxicated while refusing to come down and finally passed out and was taken safely into custody. The CNT was used several times in suicidal subject calls in which the on-duty supervisor and team member could convince the subject to surrender prior to the SWAT team being called to the scene. Team members have also participated in a joint SWAT team training simulating hostage and suicidal barricades.

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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 Explosive Disposal Team 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 2018, the Explosives Disposal Team responded to approximately eight calls for service both inside and outside the City. These included suspicious packages calls, found explosives or devices, drug labs, hoax devices, protective sweeps, threat calls and assisting SWAT. In addition, members of the team conducted numerous explosive destructions and inspections, security assignments and dignitary protection details. In 2018, the Explosives Disposal Team completed demonstrations for the Citizen’s Police Academies, Touch-a-Truck, National Night Out, Flagstaff Leadership Program, ALEADS and bomb threats class for the public and police academy. 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. Members also attended multiple recertifications and advance training courses.

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The men and women of the Criminal Investigations Division 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. The department also has a Crime Analyst assigned to the section. 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 3,265 cases in 2018 which is a 0% increase or decrease from last year. The Criminal Investigation Section had an overall clearance rate of 67.7% in 2018 which is down 1.3% 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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2009-2018 350

TEN YEAR COMPARISON OF PART ONE CRIMES

3000

300

2500

250

2000

200

1500

150

1000

100

500

50

0

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Property Crimes

3123

2962

3019

2834

2867

3008

2623

2816

2710

2436

Violent Crimes

287

269

265

262

245

262

246

251

290

297

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

3500

0

DISPOSITION OF CASES ASSIGNED TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS 2018 PENDING 7%

Referred to Other Agency 3%

CLEARED ARREST 34%

CLEARED EXCEPTIONAL 4% EARLY CASE CLOSURE 30% UNFOUNDED INFORMATION ONLY 3% 17%

PROSECUTION DECLINED 2%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Part One Crimes and Property Crimes Crime Type

Actual

% Change

Cleared

% Cleared

2016

2017

2018

2018

2018

2017

0

7

3

-57%

3

86%

Rape

29

33

27

-18%

25

61%

Robbery

28

52

40

-23%

11

35%

Aggravated Assault

194

198

227

15%

220

87%

Burglary

251

159

165

4%

28

23%

2516

2472

2220

-10%

807

40%

49

79

51

-35%

16

24%

Total Violent

251

290

297

2%

259

75%

Total Property

2816

2710

2436

-10%

851

38%

Grand Total

3067

3000

2733

-9%

1110

42%

6

6

15

150%

1

67%

Homicide

Larceny Theft GTA

Arson

CRIME SCENE EVENT

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 DETECTIVE MAJOR CRIME CASES Officer Involved Shoot Team During 2018, the Multi-Agency Officer Involved Shoot Team investigated one officer-involved shooting which involved two members of the Flagstaff Police Department. The shooting 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 at a residence in a neighborhood. Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim was located just inside the residence and sustained a fatal gunshot. Prior to police arrival, the suspect had fled the scene. Detectives processed the scene, conduct several interviews, and learned the two suspects who fled the scene had also committed a drive-by shooting of another occupied residence after the homicide. The suspects were subsequently located, arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Detectives were called out to a deceased subject who had been in a physical fight with one other person. During the physical fight, the victim became unresponsive and died. Detectives wrote a search warrant and began processing the crime scene. Detectives collected evidence and conducted several interviews regarding the circumstances involving the physical fight. The suspect in the case was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Attempted Homicide Four subjects were drinking alcohol inside of a local motel room. While the subjects were drinking, a confrontation occurred, and one suspect brandished a knife towards the other three. The suspect proceeded to stab all three victims’ multiple times with the knife. The suspect fled the scene prior to police and detective’s arrival. Detectives processed the scene and collect all the necessary evidence. The victims could identify their attacker and the police attempted to identify him. Detectives were able to identify the suspect through DNA collected at the scene and the suspect was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Aggravated Assault Detectives were called out to a shooting at a bike and skate park located within a local park. Detectives processed the scene and interviewed multiple people who witnessed the incident as well as the victim. It was learned the victim and the suspect engaged in a verbal confrontation which led to the suspect pulling out a handgun and firing multiple rounds at the victim. The suspect in the case was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Detectives were called out to a report of a suspect who had held his girlfriend hostage with an AR-15 rifle as well as pointing the rifle at several people. One of the victims hit the suspect with a bat which ultimately disarmed the suspect by causing him to drop the rifle. Detectives processed the scene and interviewed multiple witnesses and victims. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. Detectives were able to identify the suspect and he was later arrested and charged with multiple felonies which include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Bank Robbery Detectives were called out to a bank robbery where it was reported the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. There was a threat of a gun by the suspect although he did not display one. Once the suspect obtained money, he fled the scene. Detectives processed the scene, collected evidence, and interviewed multiple witnesses. A photo of the suspect was released to the public, and through the public’s help, the suspect was identified. The suspect was located in a restaurant and was arrested and charged with armed robbery. Child Molestation Detectives were called out to a report of child molestation with the suspect being the father. Detectives arranged for forensic interviews to be completed on the two children living in the house. One of the children disclosed the father had been molesting him. Detectives interviewed the suspect and the suspect admitted involvement in the incident. The suspect, who was also a local school teacher, was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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 Accident Reconstruction Team and another is assigned to the department’s Bomb Squad. Three detectives participate in 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.

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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 2018, Silent Witness received 127 calls. The Silent Witness Board approved $1,550 in awards to be paid to callers. The Silent Witness program “Tips Soft” is a 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 2018 LOCATION OF ROBBERIES 2018

Other 36%

Highway/Street 36%

Bank 2% Residence 7%

Commercial Gas or Service11% Convenience Store Station 10% 0%

FREQUENCY OF THEFT TYPES 2018 Pocket Picking 0%

Purse-Snatching 2%

Other 33% Shoplifting 40% Theft from Coin Machine 0% Theft From Vehicle 10% Theft from Building 7% Bicycles 6%

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories 2%

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Five Year Comparison of Residential Burglaries 120 100

Number of Burglaries

80 60 40 20 0 Daytime Nighttime

2014 86

2015 52

2016 105

2017 105

2018 45

47

19

61

55

64

Five Year Comparison of Business Burglaries 70 60

Number of Burglaries

50 40 30 20 10 0 Daytime Nighttime

2014 67

2015 26

2016 45

2017 5

2018 36

14

19

27

23

16

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Property Crimes and Values

Number of Incidents THEFT VALUE

Dollar Value

2016

2017

2018

% Change

2016

2017

2018

% Change

$200 and Over

725

659

648

-1.7%

846,725

804,358

1,043,243

29.0%

$50 to $200

554

539

467

-13.4%

60,457

58,240

49,695

-14.7%

Under $50

1274

1291

1125

-12.9%

17,499

15,945

13,316

-16.4%

TOTAL

2551

2489

2240

-10%

942,681

878,543

1,106,254

25.9%

Shoplifting

988

1044

897

-14.0%

95,229

85,017

67,289

-20.8%

From Vehicles

287

199

220

10.5%

123,722

99,964

129,570

29.6%

39

46

49

6.5%

23,135

29,320

38,464

31.1%

140

159

125

-21.3%

60,603

104,823

70,943

-32.3%

8

15

11

-26.6%

14,552

2,260

935

-58.6%

923

878

734

-16.4%

483,642

493,883

589,201

19.2%

2551

2489

2036

-18.2%

924,681

1,373,426

896,402

-34.7%

THEFT TYPE

From Vehicle Parts Bicycles From Coin Machines All Other Thefts TOTAL

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

7 Year Trend for Flagstaff Police Department 3500

3800 3714

3000

2834

3700

3007 2867

2816

2659

2710

3600 2436

2500

3500 3400

2000 3328

3300 3262

1500

3262

3209

3193

3200

3136 3100

1000

Property Crime Part 1 Crimes Cases Assigned

3000 500

264

245

261

247

251

290

297

0

2900 2800

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Property Crime -14% Decrease Part 1 Crimes - 2% Increase Cases Assigned – No Change

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400

Violent Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report 345

CRIMES PER 100,000

350

311

300

249

257

250 200 113

150

98

100 37

50

106 44

42

54 5

4

51 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 2017 as the data for 2018 not published.

Property Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants Data derived from 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report 3500

3042

CRIMES PER 100,000

3000 2500

2,107

2000

1,818

1,694

1500 1000 500

237 477

430 226

393

536 272

69

0 Flagstaff index

National Burglary

Larceny Theft

Western States

Arizona

Vehicle Theft

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Arrests 2014-2018 Total Arrest Contacts: 30,596 Total Percent Subsequent Arrests Percent 1st Arrest 0

5000

10000

15000

20000

25000

30000

35000

1st Arrest 117

Percent 80%

Subsequent Arrests 29

Percent 20%

Total 146

African American

635

64%

353

36%

988

Native American

6057

40%

9130

60%

15182

Caucasian

9201

65%

4978

35%

14179

Asian

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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 narcotics traffickers in and around Northern Arizona. The Metro Narcotics Unit 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, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshalls on a regular basis and have completed over 150 controlled purchases of drugs and firearms in 2018. 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. All of the Metro detectives are FBI Task Force Officers. At the beginning of 2018, Metro Agents targeted street-level methamphetamine and heroin dealers as well as other known career criminals in the Flagstaff area in an operation termed “Landslide”. During the approximate 60 undercover operations; Metro Agents purchased drugs and firearms from more than 30 of Flagstaff’s local career criminals. Metro Agents purchased more than 435 grams of methamphetamine, 496 grams of cocaine and 3 firearms during these undercover operations. Those cases are currently pending plea agreements and trials. During these controlled purchases, Metro Agents worked with FBI, ATF, GIITTEM, and HSI who all contributed in several ways such as equipment, staffing, and funding. Metro Agents 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: 15.5 pounds of cocaine ($240,000 street value), 6.6 pounds of heroin ($300,000 street value), 332 pounds of methamphetamine ($3,603,131 street value), 3,000 dosage units of oxycodone, and 5,000 dosage units of fentanyl (combined $240,000 street value). The street value on the drugs seized in working with HSI alone was more than $4,383,131. Metro Agents conducted additional undercover operations in the Flagstaff area producing more than 115 total arrests. These arrests involved individuals possessing or manufacturing marijuana, butane hash oil (wax), cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, fentanyl, and a multitude of prescription dosage units. Metro also seized 20 handguns, 4 vehicles, and over $15,000 cash. Metro Agents is currently in the middle of operation “Riptide”. To date, this operation has purchased methamphetamine, heroin, wax, acid, marijuana, and cocaine from 57 dealers totaling over 112 undercover or informant purchases. Upon completion, “Riptide” will be one of the largest operations ever conducted in the history of our unit. The Metro unit also conducts numerous training across Coconino County to Police officers, Detention officers, Police recruits, and civilians.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 COMMUNITY RELATIONS The Community Relations Office includes the one Sergeant, 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 also serves as 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 2018, 1,228 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, Instagram, and Next Door while 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 a 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 Resource 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.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Approximately 400 community members took a stand against crime in our community and attended the seventeenth annual Northern Arizona National Night Out celebration in the Police Department 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. Resources and information were made available at the variety of tables and displays provided by the community’s first responders with a variety of hands-on demonstrations. Officer Kevin Rueb provided entertainment by singing during 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 373 community outreach and support meetings in 2018.

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 2018. 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 2,938 hours in 2018, 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 E NFORCEMENT 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.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 well as distributing flyers, booklets, and providing various media releases regarding the program.

TOY DRIVE DRUG D ROP 2018 The Community Relations section partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency this year to collect and properly dispose of drugs from the community twice two times this past 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 Decision-making, Driving Simulator and the MILO Simulator. The students also saw a presentation on the SWAT and BOMB teams.

WOODS WATCH Staff and volunteers participated in the 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.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 Dan Musselman, Support Services Manager Jen Brown, and Administrative Specialist Jen Brevik participated in the annual Special Olympics “Polar Plunge” in February. In May 2018, members of the Flagstaff Police Department participated in the Annual Law Enforcement 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.

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 the 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 liaisontype relationship with property managers and tenants. The Housing Officer regularly patrols each of the Flagstaff Housing Authority 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 118 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 632 animals, issuing 68 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. Page 77

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018

SUPPORT SERVICES

Interim Deputy Chief Scott Mansfield Support Services

Communications Manager

Support Services Manager

Community Relations

Jen Brown

SGT. Runge

1 911 Training Coordinator

1 Special Services Supervisor

1 SRO Officer

5 Supervisors

2 Evidence Technicians

1 Housing Officer

23 Dispatchers

1 Property Control Coordinator

1 Training Coordinator

Irene Hunkler 911 Communications Center

2 Call Takers

1 Parking Control Officer

2 Animal Control Officers

RECORDS 1 Supervisor 10 Administrative Specialist 2 Administrative Specialists from the Chiefs Office

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 2018, the Communications Center hired seven and continued training three Emergency Communications Specialists (ECS). Staff answered a total of 288,128 calls from the public. This included 57,303 calls that were received via 911 and 230,825 non-emergency incoming calls. Staff dispatched 56,080 calls for service to law enforcement and fire units. Personnel was able to keep fire response time from receipt of call to dispatch at or under one minute, (0.23 seconds) a National Fire Protection Agency best practice. Additionally, the Center maintained a 12-month average patrol response time of 4.17 minutes, from receipt of call to arrival of the first unit on the 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 onsite 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 2018, 13,619 Emergency Medical calls were received by the Flagstaff 911 Communications Center and EMD was attempted or performed 85.3% of the time where EMD was possible. ECS Josie Blasi was named the recipient of the Valerie Hernandez Excellence Award for 2018. Josie 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. In 2018, all Emergency Communications Specialists completed monthly training from Police Legal Services, an online training tool used to strengthen the professional skills of Emergency Communication Specialists by reinforcing

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 classroom training and supplementing agency-specific practices. Many of the Emergency Communications Specialist Supervisors (ECSS) attended several of the “Investing in you” (IIU) training 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 2018 for information sharing, planning and problemsolving. Semi-annual Communications Users Group meetings continued in 2018. 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 Pinewood 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 2018, the 911 Communications Center received 46,877 wireless calls. The State 911 Office is in the process of upgrading statewide 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 Williams PSAP’s have moved forward with the upgrade. Page PSAP’s will be completed in early 2019. 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. 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

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 improve 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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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 3,200,391 Calls for service, over 555,434 Incident and crime reports, 326,429 Vehicles, 297,779 Arrests, and 230,361 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 following 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 84


FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 the property from the safekeeping room. Records handled 22,284 Police and Sheriff’s reports and 7340 Jail booking records in 2018. Over 26,000 Reports were entered into the computer database and approximately 28,928 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 ride-along 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.

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 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 Arizona 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 2018, the Evidence Section received and processed 12,178 items of evidence which were logged in by officers, agents, and detectives for case investigation and prosecution. In addition to items of evidence, our technicians handle individual’s property, retained for safekeeping and processed a total of 133 bicycles, which were abandoned, stolen or a combination of the two. A total of 1,390 items were returned to their owners and 8,467 items were destroyed. In all, 793 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 works in conjunction with ParkFlag to help support the mission and vision of the City of Flagstaff and its community members. Officers continue to remain vigilant enforcing parking violations, primarily outside of the downtown area. Officers also continue to identify and remove junk or abandoned vehicles. In 2018, the department successfully identified a total of 101 abandoned or junked vehicles, of which, 40 were removed via tow. We are excited to continue our work with ParkFlag to promote safe and lawful parking throughout Flagstaff!

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. This includes scheduling and coordinating the service and repairs of these vehicles to ensure fleet preparedness. Additionally, they manage and stock necessary equipment and specialty components to keep the Department functioning at its highest level.

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JOSEPH GILBERT CORPORAL 1-14-18

MATT THOMPSON CORPORAL 2-7-18

CARLOS LEYVA CORPORAL 7-28-18 08-28-16

POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

ALEX CHIROVSKY

JERRY RINTALA

CORPORAL 12-30-18

SERGEANT 02-7-18

09-26-17

09-26-17

POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

POLICE TRAINING COORDINATOR

RYAN TURLEY SERGEANT 12-16-18

ASHLEY BACA EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR 8-26-18

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Sergeant Greg Jay Gregory Jay was hired by the Flagstaff Police Department August 3rd, 1997 after graduating with his Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University. He attended the Phoenix Regional Police Academy and returned to Flagstaff to begin field training. While a patrol officer he became a Field Training Officer, made the Tactical Operations team and received the City Managers Award for assisting with the Andrew Martinez Homicide. Since then Greg has been assigned to the Selective Enforcement Squad, GITEM, and Detectives where he has been assigned for the past four in half years. Greg worked many high-profile cases and was assigned to the Fraud/ Identity theft division while in detectives. Greg was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to the Patrol field for a few years. Sergeant Jay was assigned to the Internal Investigations Unit. This is where Sgt. Jay would find the opportunity to retire. Sgt. Jay was a valuable asset to our department and he will be missed. Greg is Married to his lovely wife Crystal who he thanks very much for putting up with the long hours of Police work along with his three children. They are very excited to have Greg on a regular schedule! Happy Retirement

Carol Todecozy 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 AntiNarcotics 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

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2018 Irene Hunkler Irene began her career with the Flagstaff Police Department in 1982, starting in the Dispatch Center. In 1993 Irene was promoted to Dispatch Lead Worker. In 2001 she transferred out of Dispatch to promote into a Records Supervisor position. In 2009 the Department went through a re-organization and we lost the Support Services Manager position, and one of two records supervisor positions, in an effort to save sworn positions.

The burden of the manager’s workload fell on Irene, who performed admirably. In 2012 the Department won a petition to have Irene’s position was reclassified to the Support Services Manager. In July of 2013, Irene tested and was promoted to Communications Manager. Irene holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from NAU. She is a past recipient of the FPD employee of the year award and City Managers Excellence Award. Irene has three Kids (Renee, Micaela, and Christopher) and six grandkids. She is happily married to her husband John. We honor Irene on her retirement from the Flagstaff Police Department. “Ad Honorem.” Please join us in congratulating Irene on her retirement.

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