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Department makes gains in curbing crime This past year, the men and women of the High Point Police Dept. once again proved the value of modern, professional policing. Early in 2008, our city experienced a significant spike in certain categories of violent crime. Having developed a reputation for successfully reducing violent crime and safeguarding our citizens, our employees responded to this change in our environment Jim Fealy with zeal. Chief of Police Our police employees responded in a thoughtful and data-driven manner in concert with our citizens to turn that trend around and produce even more gains in our effort to reduce violence. This was possible because of our ability to be proactive, thoughtful and quickly make changes required in a modern environment. I am always proud of the ability of our employees to adapt and do what is required to ensure the safety of our community. I am also proud of our continued positive relationship with our supportive citizens. This relationship, and the benefits of the relationship, are best demonstrated through our successes as full partners with High Point Community Against Violence. This 12-year partnership has produced a tremendous decrease in violent crime, as well as a very profound positive culture of a police/community relationship that grows stronger every day. Even in these tough economic times, our future successes are ensured by a very supportive city government and citizenry. Through our relationship with High Point Community Against Violence, and using our proven model of “focused deterrence” that has been so successful in combating violence, we will be moving forward to implement a focused approach to impact domestic violence. We have achieved very positive results with this model in addressing gun violence, drug violence and youth and gang violence. We have great hopes that addressing domestic violence in like fashion will produce positive results in this very critical area of crime. Every day I gain even greater respect for the men and women of the High Point Police Dept.; their dedication to our citizens and their professional drive serve our community well.

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One of Lt. Myers’ most important duties is public information, working with news reporters who cover public safety issues in High Point. He also keeps retired and active police personnel informed of new departmental policies and activities.

Lt. Steve Myers serves as the Administrative Assistant to Police Chief James Fealy. This position was created to make it easier for the public to get information about police services. This position is multi-faceted. The administrative assistant to the Chief of Police works closely with the Chief, plans and organizes police functions and interacts daily with various components within the police department.

Lt. Steve Myers To contact Lt. Myers, call 887-7927

Professional Standards Unit investigates complaints Trust and understanding between citizens and their police department are essential elements in developing and maintaining a safe, prosperous community. The men and women who serve in the High Point Police Dept. are held to a very high standard of conduct. It is the responsibility of the Professional Standards Unit to ensure that the public is receiving the best police service possible. The concerns of citizens are taken very seriously, and their questions about police actions are answered promptly. While the challenges of modern law enforcement change constantly, the basics of treating people with dignity and respect are a cornerstone of the High Point Police Dept.’s operating principles. The office investigates citizen complaints,

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reviews policy and procedure, and administers the awards/ commendations program. The unit investigators work directly for the Chief of Police to ensure that a fair, objective hearing is given to all sides of a dispute and that the Cory department always Kramer remains accountable to the public. To file a complaint or express appreciation, call Capt. Al Williams at 887-7973.

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On June 16, the High Point Police Dept. commissioned the sculpting of an original bronze work of art – a life-sized replica of a High Point police officer. Brodin Studio II, Inc., Law Enforcement Recognition, of Litchfield, MN, created the “Guardian Statue,” which stands guard where fallen High Point police officers and officers from around the world are honored. The total cost of the memorial was $70,000, paid for with private donations, demonstrating community support for the agency. No public funding was used for the project.

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Brian Beasley Police Attorney

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This section was written by the officers of the High Point Police Department; edited by Alice Smith Moore, City Public Information Officer and produced by the Advertising Department of the High Point Enterprise. Photos provided by the High Point Police Department.


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Building the Commemorative Badge

The High Point Police Dept.’s shoulder patch was created in 1968 by Susie Bean under the direction of Chief Laurie Pritchett. Ms. Bean was a secretary with the department and later became an accomplished juvenile detective. The patch displays an outline of the state of North Carolina with a blue star signifying High Point’s geographical location. The entire patch is bordered by “High Point City Blue.” The patch symbolizes the pride, commitment and dedication of the men and women of the High Point Police Dept.

years of proud and faithful service to the citizens of High Point. The back of each badge has the following engraved inscription in black enamel: HPPD Men and Women of Honor, Integrity and Dedication.

In December 2007, Chief Jim Fealy established a committee to design a commemorative badge for the 150th anniversary of the High Point Police Dept. The City of High Point was planning a sesquicentennial celebration for 2009 and police department employees wanted to research and honor their rich history as well. The committee decided to incorporate the past and present in this special project. They chose three separate badges and used parts of each for the commemorative badge. Each layer has a distinct meaning which represents an era of the department’s past. The committee received input from fellow employees and worked on several graphic designs until the final version was selected. Blackinton Badge Company manufactured the badges and Kokopelli Traders completed the artwork and design. Production started in October 2008 after

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several revisions to the original prototype. Alternate badges were designed for uniformed civilian employees. Lucite displays with the embedded anniversary badges were given to other civilian employees in recognition of their service. Chief Fealy directed that no taxpayer dollars be used to produce the badges, since these items would eventually be given to employees as gifts. Funding was primarily donated by High Point University and backed by individual contributors. This was an unprecedented display of support for the members of the High Point Police Department. Without it, our vision would have never become reality. We specifically wish to express our sincere appreciation to High Point University, Dr. Nido Qubein, Coy Williard, and the HPPD Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association.

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The 2008 badge is the base of the anniversary badge. The gold finish 1960s series badge is the second layer or middle section. This is the design worn by officers in the 1950s and 1960s. The third layer is the City of High Point seal. It is the city seal that was displayed during the 1980s and 1990s. The seal is a reminder of the citizens who stand behind the officers and depend on them for protection from the everchanging criminal element. The United States and North Carolina flags were added to the badge in order to display unity with our state and national governments. The rank of police officer is inscribed on each of the badges to reflect our “Esprit de Corps.” From our Chief of Police to the newest officers on patrol, we all proudly bear the title of Police Officer. The role of the police officer is the most vital position within a department and, with this badge, we show our respect for those who have been called and will be called “Police Officer.” The top banner on the 2008 badge and the bottom banner on the 1960s badge are set boldly apart with reverse coloring. The top banner proudly displays the anniversary dates of 1859-2009, making this badge an immediate collector’s item. The reverse panel on the 1960s badge displays “150” documenting the

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ADAM TEAM

FIELD OPERATIONS – NORTH

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– Adam, Charlie and Fox Patrol Teams – Special Investigation Section – Traffic Unit – Crossing Guards – Reserve Officers Unit – Military Service – School Resource Officers – Property Crimes Unit

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Maj. Derek Stafford

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Community Outreach

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SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

CHARLIE TEAM

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Lt. Anthro Gamble

Chuck Bartlett

Lt. Jay Yandle

Lt. Tracy Perry

Lt. Julie Carroll Supervisor

Mike Nixon Southwest Brian Broos

Chris Delong

Adam Ehrhardt

K.C. Kish

Bob Morris

Paul Mustian

Dustin Felde

Jim O’Connor

Sarah Hester

Tommy Hicks

Chris O’Toole

Robert Parvin

Jason Cano Griffin

Nick Scarborough Welborn

Seven officers and a supervisor are assigned to the High Point Police School Resource Unit or SRO Unit. The SROs are assigned to all high schools within the city limits as well as to Ferndale Middle, Welborn Middle, Griffin Middle and the S.C.A.L.E. Center. During the summer, Chief Fealy authorized the high school

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SROs to carry Tasers. All SROs completed the training process and are now carrying the device while performing their duties at school. The principals at each high school and the staff have been briefed on the device and HPPD’s policies and procedures governing its use.

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PROPERTY CRIME DETECTIVES

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Under the command of Lt. Jeff Blank, the Property Crimes Unit did an outstanding job in breaking up six burglary rings during 2008. From the six rings, detectives were able to make more than 50 arrests and clear over 160 cases. The unit was also successful in apprehending several individuals who have made a career out of crime. These longtime career criminals were responsible for more than 130 crimes, including car break-ins and burglaries that occurred in several jurisdictions.

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Police department receives gold award for municipal excellence

The City of High Point Police Dept. was awarded the 2008 Gold Medal for Municipal Excellence by the National League of Cities for the Drug Market Strategy. The HPPD developed the award-winning strategy to reduce violent crime and overt drug dealing. Begun in 2004, the department, working in close cooperation with the community, succeeded in reducing violence in four neighborhoods: West End, Daniel Brooks, Southside and East Central. The $2,000 prize money was donated to the High Point Community Against Violence, to assist the organization in furthering its communi- Accepting the award for the department are Major Marty Sumner, Police Chief Jim ty-based outreach. Fealy, High Point Community Against Violence Executive Director Jim Summey, City The National League of Manager Strib Boynton and National League of Cities representatives. Cities is the oldest nationThis award is given overcome city challenges laboration, and cooperaal organization representto cities that “strive to through innovation, col- tion.” ing local governments.

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Lt. Jeff Blank

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Special Investigations Section Kim Rieson

Chris Weisner

Scott Willis

Capt. Tony Hamrick is commander of the Special Investigations Section. Within the section are the Property Crimes Detectives, led by Lt. Jeff Blank. They investigate many

types of property crimes, such as break-ins, fraud, larcenies, and auto thefts. Lt. Julie Carroll supervises the School Resource Officer Unit. Officers are assigned to the high and

middle schools in the city. The Traffic Unit is supervised by Lt. Barry Roberts. The unit’s two-fold mission is both investigative and enforcement-oriented.


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Police Chaplains Honor Guards Jim Lynch, David Inthisane, Peter Abernethy and Cory Kramer.

Honor Guard The High Point Police Dept. Honor Guard is under the direction of the Chief of Police. They provide “military honors” in the event of the death of an active or retired officer or reserve officer. They also present “colors” for various City of High Point functions, police conferences, memorial services and other special events authorized by the Chief. They represent the department attending law enforcement funerals and memorial services throughout the state. Captain Cherie Maness commands the Honor Guard. Lt. Al Ferguson and Lt. Lee Lanier act as unit supervisors and assist with its management.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Animal Control: (336) 887-7915, 883-3224 (weekends, holidays, after 6 p.m.) Burglar Alarm Program: (336) 887-7948 Chief’s Office: (336) 887-7970 Professional Standards: (336) 887-7973 Public Information: (336) 887-7927 Recruitment: (336) 887-7930, www.high-point.net/police

TOWING & RECOVERY

sworn in as a reserve officer. The chaplains serve at the pleasure of the chief. Police Chaplains offer comfort, prayer, guidance, wisdom, common sense and expertise to members of the police department, their families and the community at large. When there is an unexpected death, a victim/survivor of a violent crime or a domestic dispute, our professionally-trained chaplains are a resource to our community in their time of need. During the times of crisis, the chaplain is available 24/7 to aid citizens or just to be a ministry of presence.

CHAPLAINS

2009 Chaplains Rev. Riley Puckett, since March 1986 Rev. Brian Donley, since Dec. 1990 Rev. John Vernon, since Oct. 2000 Rev. Sherman Mason, since Feb. 2008 Rev. Paul Coates, since Feb. 2008 Former Chaplains Rev. C. W. Moss, Oct. 1996-

Oct. 2000 Rev. Jerry Harper, July 1998Dec. 2007 Rev. Nathaniel Good, 20032007 Dr. Rhonda Butler, Feb. 2008-Dec. 2008 Duty: • provide assistance to victims of trauma and crisis. • make death notifications. • assist at suicide incidents.

• counsel police officers and other members of the department. • counsel the families of police officers. • visit sick and injured officers and departmental personnel in home and hospital, • go on ride-alongs with police officers. • offer prayers when requested at times of need and at special occasions.

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Capt. Cherie Maness

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Lt. Al Ferguson

Samantha Carter

Lt. Terry Green

Lt. Mark Lane

Ken Dodson

Bradley Cox

Tim Bartley

Paul Grimberg

Eric Berrier

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During 2008, High Point Crimestoppers was responsible for the recovery of more than $53,900 in stolen property and more than $28,490 worth of illegal narcotics. Crimestoppers was also responsible for 200 felony charges and 184 misdemeanor charges. In total, 166 individuals were arrested and 170 cases cleared. In October 2008, Crimestoppers Coordinator Robyn Lee Robyn was awarded “Coordinator of Lee the Year for 2007” and “Most Innovative Fundraiser” by the North Carolina Crimestoppers Association.

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Street Crimes Unit The Street Crimes Unit is charged with proactive investigations of crimes affecting communities: burglaries, robberies, street-level drug sales, and quality of life issues. This unit takes the lead when greater resources are required. Using information gathered from patrol officers, detectives, crime analysis, Crimestoppers and the community, Street Crimes can focus on specific problems throughout the city.

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Lt. Bruce Williams

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The police tactical unit uses protective equipment, including bullet-resistant items such as protective body bunker vests, shields, helmets and armored vehicles during high-risk confrontations.

Brandon Crawford

Tactical Team Readiness

Jonathan Crouse

David Dulin

Karen Hawkes

Heather Meyer

Lance Moss

Timothy Parks

Brian Huckabee

Keith Pruitt

Jonathan Hurt

Chad Leach

Max Suarez

Brad Tennant

Officers in Field Training

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Scott Treadway

Chris Wolanin

Danny Anderson

Nelson Citta

Brian Myers

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Charged with the challenge of being ready to respond to any critical incident on a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice, the High Point Police Department Tactical Team has continued to work hard throughout the year by training and maintaining equipment and individual skills in a constant state of readiness. Physical fitness and firearms skills are an essential part of this training. Beyond that, constant exposures to various technical challenges help the operators develop the tactics and skills needed to resolve real life emergencies as safely as possible. In addition to the regular equipment which is issued to all police officers, Tactical Team Operators are also provided with an extensive amount of protective equipment. This equipment is particularly useful during high risk operations Capt. Kenneth when suspects are known to be Schultz armed and innocent people are exposed to this threat. This protective equipment consists of various aspects of bullet-resistant items, such as protective body bunker vests, shields, helmets and an armored vehicle. Although expensive, this equipment provides a great deal of security during these high risk confrontations. During the past year, the Tactical Team has participated in several high-risk search warrant services, several barricaded subject situations involving subjects armed with guns, mental commitment deployments, high-risk warrant services, disturbance calls, dignitary protection operations and furniture market security. Each of these events was safely and effectively resolved without injury to anyone. It is this result that serves as a parameter to evaluate team abilities and needs. The information learned during the incident reviews provides guidelines for future training. This training is ongoing in an effort to remain constantly ready for any type of emergency situation.


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Records Section RECORDS SECTION

Five distinct units make up the Records Section, which is managed by civilian Linda Hodgson. Each unit has a specific focus, but they all rely upon each other. A large part of the work accomplished is by remaining current with modern technology. The section is responsible for the maintenance of the software programs and the computers used by the entire department.

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Lenore Carlson

Lisa Bussard

Rena Allen

Tammy Alford

Susan Compton

Shirley Denny

Kristy Putman

Amy Southards

RECORDS UNIT

One part-time and five full-time civilian employees staff the Records Unit. They are responsible for submitting accurate crime statistics to the State Bureau of Investigations. An employee in the Records Unit is usually the first to greet a visitor to the department, because most visitors have questions about incidents or need copies of police reports. The clerks are responsible for record-keeping and quality control of the reports submitted. Each report must be reviewed prior to release to the public. Copies of reports can be obtained in person Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or online at p2c.high-point.net. Please allow 48 to 72 hours for the report to become available. Reports are not reviewed or available in person on weekends or holidays.

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STAFF DUTY UNIT

The Staff Duty Unit is composed of four civilians. They are called “officers,” but do not have the same authority as sworn officers. Staff Duty personnel are trained to handle non-emergency calls. They answer questions and take information for reports that do not require immediate atten-

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Staff Duty personnel are also able to serve non-custion from a sworn officer. The establishment of this unit drastically reduced the wait for citizens to file re- tody criminal processes, such as notices of hearings ports. Many reports can be taken by phone, eliminating the need for a trip to the police department. RECORDS, PAGE 12

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The Police Information Technicians provide service to law enforcement officers and citizens. The unit has eight positions and is staffed on a 24/7 basis. The technicians work a 10-hour rotating schedule, with one technician on duty each shift. At night and on weekends and holidays, the technician is the only person available to answer the phones, assist customers in the lobby and assist officers on the radio. They are responsible for entering information into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer database. The database contains information about stolen vehicles and wanted or missing persons. Police officers rely on the technicians to provide information about wanted persons, stolen vehicles, identity questions and many other matters that officers encounter on a daily basis. This unit is also responsible for all criminal processes that are received by the High Point Police Dept.

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between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. To file a report, you may contact Emergency Communications, at 336-883-3224 or visit our website.

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One civilian is responsible for the schedules and payroll data for 272 employees, as well as tracking all requests for “No Trespassing” letters filed by businesses and individuals. With this information, officers can make trespassing charges at businesses or on private property without a representative being present.

Lt. Calvin Carter

Carlene Dix

Lt. Joni Chastain

Riley Edwards

Marquita Gray

INFORMATION SERVICES UNIT

Two civilian employees staff this unit Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. However, they are often called upon to fix problems with the department’s computers in the middle of the night and on weekends. These employees maintain more than 250 computers.

Ronald Orgias

Paul Perryman

Kyle Shearer

Lt. Vince Harris

Lt. Rick Dietz

Brian Hilliard

Adam Simerson

John Antignano

Dean Bowman

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Animal Control

• Basic Needs – All animals must have food, shelter and water. • Vaccinations – All cats and Weekdays: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: 887dogs must have initial vaccina7915 tions at 4 months; the second at After 6 p.m., and on weekends 1 year and every 3 years for the & holidays: 883-3224 remainder of the animal’s life. • Licenses – Dog owners are required to purchase a license each lections Division, 2nd floor of City Hall, 211 S. Hamilton St. year from the City; cost is $5. These are available at the Col- Bring proof of rabies vaccina-

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tion. Allowing a dog to run at large without being in an enclosure or on a leash, cord or chain can result in a $50 fine. Barking dogs not only annoy neighbors, but they can result in a $200 fine for the first offense and $400 thereafter. Animal bites must be reported to the High Point Police Dept., 883-3224. The animal must be quaran-

tined within 24 hours of the bite for a period of 10 days at the owner’s expense. The minimum length of chain on which an animal can be kept is 4 feet, plus the approximate length of the animal. Remember, a well-cared for, well-behaved animal means safety to you, to itself and to your neighbors. Enjoy your pets!

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History of the High Point Police Department On the Web

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do patrol duty and it shall be the duty of the patrol officers or any one of them with two or more persons subject to patrol duty to patrol the town each and every night from and after nine o’clock. And that James Campbell patrol every Sunday night, W.L. English every Monday night, Seaborn Perry every Tuesday night, B.G. Hunt every Wednesday night, L.M. Gilliam every Thursday night, Wyatt Bowman every Friday night and John Linthicum every Saturday night. It shall be the duty of the Patrol Officers to summons two or more citizens to patrol with them each and every night and any person failing after being thus summonsed to do patrol duty shall pay a fine of One Dollar.” During the Council meeting held on Feb. 6, 1860, it was determined that the salary for patrol officers was set at $1 per month. The Town Constable, John Lambeth, was allowed five percent of all “fines” and $.40 for every arrest. On Nov. 5, 1860, the “patrol” was discharged from duty and abolished (“…that the High Point Patrol be forthwith discharged from duty as Patrol.”) and two days later, a “Town Guard” was appointed. The Town Guard was comprised of seven men called “Captains of Town Guard,” who were directed to choose five able-bodied men each night and patrol the town. On June 24, 1861, it was ordered that

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the “police patrol less frequently and more efficiently” and an order was issued to the Captains designating specific nights for patrol. On March 28, 1862, the Patrol was ordered to patrol at least four hours each night. In the early days of High Point, the Board of Commissioners made the local laws and ordinances, while the mayor served as judge over the accused. The mayor decided the amount of costs, fines and penalties if needed. Most crime, compared to crime today, was slight and resulted in fines. However, sometimes the mayor sentenced someone to spend time in the “guardhouse.” Records indicate that a guard was paid $1 extra per month to stay overnight with a prisoner. On May 9, 1898, it was reported that the chief of police made a salary of $22.50 per month and 2.5% on taxes collected. The Assistant Chief made a salary of $20 a month. In 1907, cocaine became a problem in High Point. This was the result: “Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the city of High Point, that it shall be unlawful for any physician within the city limits to prescribe cocaine to any person, except those under his treatment and professional care. It shall be unlawful for any physician or druggist in the city limits to dispense or sell cocaine to any

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person in a greater quantity than five grains, and no druggist shall dispense or sell or give away cocaine, except on the prescription of a licensed practicing physician. Any physician or druggist violating this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction before the Mayor shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $50 at the discretion of the court.” On Oct. 14, 1907, “it was ordered that the three policemen of the city, each order a suit of clothes at the price of $19.75 for each suit and charge same to the City of High Point, N.C. and that the treasurer of the City pay for said suits from the funds of the City.” On May 24, 1909, the Board of Commissioners authorized employment of three police officers (a chief and two patrol officers). They were Chief J.P. Myers and Officers H.O. Hayworth and A.L. Cecil. The salary for the chief was $50 a month and, for officers, $40 a month. 1910-1948 An audit of the Police Department was conducted for the time period of June 1, 1909 – April 30, 1910. The total cost of maintenance for the year was $4,878.41. This amount includes every expense chargeable to the Police Department, such as uniforms, supplies, salaries, etc. The total income to the city derived from the Police Department for the year was $5,107.03, showing a balance to the credit of the department for the year of $228.62. The total number of arrests made for the period was 720. The police department consisted of four officers and a chief of police in 1910. The officers were P.C. Oakes, W.H.

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1859 - 1909 On May 26, 1859, the N.C. General Assembly authorized the establishment of a town named “High Point” in Guilford County. The corporate limits of the town were declared to be one mile north, south, east and west from the intersection of Fayetteville and Plank Roads, making a square of two miles. On July 28, 1859, the Town of High Point Board of Commissioners met. Their fourth order of business during the meeting was recorded in the minutes as, “The Commissioners shall annually appoint a Town Constable whose duty it shall be to carry the laws of the town into execution, and to collect the town tax and the same to pay over to the Treasurer of the Board of Commissioners.” Then on Aug. 1, 1859, the first Town Constable, John W. Lambeth, was appointed and was charged with enforcing nine city ordinances that covered two handwritten pages. On Nov. 28, 1859, the first patrol officers were appointed. They were James Campbell, Wyatt Bowman, L.M. Gilliam, John Linthicum, Seaborn Perry, B.G. Hunt and W.L. English. The following is an excerpt from the minutes of the Board of Commissioners meeting: “It is the opinion of all good citizens of the town of High Point it is deemed necessary to have an efficient patrol for said town. Therefore it is ordained by the Commissioners that James Campbell, Wyatt Bowman, L.M. Gilliam, John Linthicum, Seaborn Perry, B.G. Hunt and W.L. English be appointed Patrol Officers of the Town of High Point. It is further ordained that all persons within the Corporation between the ages of 18 and 30 years shall

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Support Section

PERSONNEL & TRAINING

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deal of community support and training that is second to none. If you are interested in beginning a new career as an officer or if you are already a qualified officer interested in better opportunities, please consider the High Point Police Department. Initial applicant questionnaires can be located at www.high-point.net/police. Fill these out online and submit them Tony Byron Lt. J.T. Capt. Ken Patrick via internet, as well as by U.S. mail. CopRECRUITMENT UNIT English Low Goodman Shulz O’Toole The High Point Police Dept. is con- ies should be sent to: High Point Police stantly looking for strongly qualified Dept., Attention: Recruiters, 1009 Leon- ly to review current trends and issues training which is focused on their spethroughout the country and to then de- cific job functions and duties. candidates who are interested in a ful- ard Ave., High Point, NC 27260. This training may require travel to othvelop strategies and techniques for adfilling law enforcement career with a er states throughout the country in order dressing problems. TRAINING UNIT professional department. While officers are required by the to obtain the best available instruction. The High Point Police Dept. prides itself Officers within our agency are outfitRecent improvements with range faState of N.C. to obtain 24 hours of trainted with top-of-the-line equipment, a per- on the quality and quantity of training sonally-assigned patrol car and starting that is available to its officers, in order to ing each year, our officers get a mini- cilities and equipment also ensure that our officers are proficient with all of the pay that generally exceeds that of other ensure that they are prepared to serve the mum of 70 hours annually. In addition, officers are given the op- tools with which they are provided in community in the best means possible. agencies throughout the state. The Training Unit works continuous- portunity to attend other specialized order to accomplish their jobs. In addition, our officers enjoy a great

Capt. Ken Shultz leads the Support Section, which is responsible for recruiting and hiring both sworn police officers and civilian employees, coordinating all departmental training and the selection and acquisition of equipment and uniforms, as well as administering the city’s alarm ordinance.

HISTORY

High Point Police Department FROM PAGE 13

Lt. Barry Roberts

Brent Kinney

Danny Bundy

Tad Kramp

Justin Fleming

Andrew Lanier

Wade Glover

Terry McGee

Alex Goins

Tim Robertson

Zachery Trotter

Traffic Unit

Under the supervision of Lt. Barry Roberts, the Traffic Unit responds to motor vehicle crashes and completes the investigations, and is on call to investigate traffic fatalities. The unit is also responsible for putting together enforcement strategies to assist in compliance with traffic laws and reduce traffic crashes, as well as working special

programs, such as “Click It or Ticket” and the “Booze It and Loose It” statewide campaigns. In addition, the unit inspects the city’s taxi and contracted wrecker services. The unit’s Hit and Run Investigator, Brent Kinney, follows up on traffic crashes where someone illegally leaves the crash scene following a collision.

Welch, E. A. McGhee, H. O. Hayworth and Chief B.C. Ridge. The officers worked 12-hour shifts, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and noon to midnight. One officer stayed in the office while the other worked the street. If anyone was arrested they were walked to the jail, because, at that time, the Police Department had no vehicles. In 1911 an ordinance stated that it was unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle or motorcycle upon any sidewalk and each must have a headlight and an alarm bell and should not run at a speed greater than 10 mph. The fine for violating the ordinance was $1. Due to the amount of crime in the city, High Point had an interesting nickname – Little Chicago. On Sept. 15, 1915, the citizens of High Point were shocked to learn that Officer James Witcher was shot after responding to a disturbance call. A shot was fired, which mortally wounded Officer Witcher. No one has ever been charged in the crime. Officer Witcher was the first High Point Police Officer to die in the line of duty. By 1915, the High Point Police Dept. had grown to eight officers and

a Chief of Police, C.L. Gray. Also in June 1915, the first reported traffic accident took place in the city. In 1915 the city speed limit was 20 mph. In 1918, the Police Department received its first vehicle a Model T Ford, and In City Council ordered the department to start issuing drivers’ licenses at $1. The department’s budget was $9,625.39. By comparison, the High Point Police Department’s budget for 2009 was $ 22.2 million. In 1919, the department received two motorcycles for officers to use. According to officer J.R. Pierce, they were hard to start and, unless the engine was running, almost impossible to catch anyone he spotted breaking the law. By 1922, the department had 10 Officers, and L.W. Blackwelder was Chief of Police. In 1924, the number of officers had grown to 16 with the following salary range: Chief $200/ month, Lieutenants--$135/month, and Patrolman--$125/month. In Sept. 1924, City Council approved a new 8-hr. workday for Police Officers. That year, traffic became a problem, when 5,000 auto tags were issued, and the city recorded five traffic-related deaths.


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K-9 Teams dog is trained solely in odor detection. One of the single-purpose teams is currently assigned to the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vice & Narcotics Unit, while the other team is assigned to Interdiction. For police service dogs, the odor being detected is either narcotics of explosives. The dual-purpose K-9 is trained in narcotic detection as well as patrol work. While on patrol, a K-9 team must be ready and able to perform multiple tasks. These teams can track a suspect or a lost person. They can conduct article searches to locate lost or stolen property. The also search building to locate hiding suspects, can apprehend a suspect and will readily protect their handler. Each of our six dual-purpose K-9 teams is assigned to one of the six patrol teams. Our K-9 Unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers are rather impressive. In 2007, K-9 Teams were responsibe for 173 criminal apprehensions. Of these apprehensions, 56 were the result of tracks where the team actually tracked down the suspect. As a result of these tracks, $2,742 worth of property was recovered.

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Officer Kevin Shultz (Baker Team) and K-9 Kyra

Officer R.J. Ward (Fox Team) and K-9 Duco

Officer Karl Wolf (Edward Team) and K-9 Rico

Officer Chris Wolanin (David Team) and K-9 Buddy

Officer Paul Mustian (Charlie Team) and K9 Diesel

Officer Terence Garrison (Adam Team) and K-9 Bikkel

Vehicle searches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 702 Buildings/residences searched for narcotics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 72 Total narcotics seized value â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $1,046,561 Evidence/article search â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 127 Value of recoveries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $23,371 Money seized â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $235,335

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In 1986, the City of High Point instituted a K-9 Unit with a single dog team. In the 20 years since its inception, the K-9 Unit has grown in both size and depth, adapting to serve the ever-changing needs of our city and citizens. The K-9 Unit currently maintains eight dog/handler teams referred to as K-9 teams. There are six dual-purpose teams and two single-purpose teams. One of these K-9 teams consists of a nationally certified K-9 trainer. Officer Terence Garrison has been through an intense eight-week K-9 Instructor course. The course was held at Bohne Liche Kennels in Indiana where Officer Garrison was taught and certified to train both police dogs and handlers. All of the police departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dogs, seven Belgian Malinois and one Belgian Tervuren, are imported from Holland. These breeds are worldrenowned for their exceptional intelligence, high drive and desire to work as well as their loyalty. The High Point Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dogs are classified as either single- or dual-purpose K-9s. A single-purpose

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Officer of the Year

HOUSING UNIT

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Lt. James McNeill

Brandon Barber

Derek Bostic

Officer of the Year – Detective Craig Lewis Civilian Employee of the Year – Police Information Technician Linzi Lee Reserve Officer of the Year – David Gould

B.K. Garrett

Linzi Lee

Craig Lewis

David Gould

CHIEFS OF THE HIGH POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Barry Lemons

Aaron Robbins

High Point Housing Authority Contracts for Law Enforcement Services

The High Point Police Dept.’s Housing Unit consists of six officers supervised by Lt. James McNeill. Officers are equipped with rugged bicycles and state-of-the-art radio and computer equipment. They are responsible for the safety and well-being of approximately 2,400 public housing residents who live in seven communities and scattered sites. Each housing community is unique and requires in-

ALARM COORDINATOR

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Robert Dodder

dividualized law enforcement. Housing officers must be flexible but firm, able to communicate with people from all walks of life in varied situations, and familiar with the additional codes imposed by the city’s Housing Authority. Officers work closely with the Housing Authority to maintain safe, comfortable communities where residents’ concerns and opinions are heard and valued.

• John Lambeth, 1859 – 1860 • Absolam Brown, 1861 – 1862 • Dr. E. B. King, 1864 – 1865 • William Dixon, 1865 – 1866 • Zimriah Burns, 1866 – 1867 • Jonathon Church, 1867 – 1868 • Elias Aldred, 1868 • J. Hoffman, 1882 – 1887 • J. P. Myers, 1887 • Walter Lovelace, 1903 • C. L. Gray, 1904 – 1909 • Benjamin C. Ridge, 1910 – 1914 • . L. Gray, 1916 – 1917 • Ensley A. McGhee, 1917 – 1920 • William H. Welch, 1920 – 1921 • Lonnie W. Blackwelder, 1921 – 1925 • Ensley A. McGhee, 1926 • D. W. Elliott, 1927 – 1931 • William Glenn “Bill” Friddle, 1931

– 1944 • Jim Loudermilk, 1944 – 1946 • Charlie C. Stoker, 1946 – 1961 James “Roy” Teague, 1962 – 1966 • Laurie Pritchett, 1966 – 1974 • Stewart B. Hartley, Acting Chief, 1974 - 1975 •Donald William Roseman, 1975 – 1976 • Stewart B. Hartley, Acting Chief, 1976 – 1976 •John A. Faircloth, 1976 – 1992 • James F. Hoyng, 1992 – 1996 • Robert Blair Rankin, Acting Chief, 1996 – 1997 • Louis F. Quijas, 1997 – 2002 • Robert Blair Rankin, Acting Chief, 2002 – 2003 • James H. Fealy, 2003–present

Fingerprint Identification System (SPEX) In January 2009, the HPPD Crime Lab received a new fingerprint identification system called SPEX, and two latent print examiners were trained to use the new system. All fingerprints of suspects arrested and processed by HPPD are added to the computer database and compared with latent prints that are recovered from crime scenes. The system works by plotting ridge flow and characteristics of each latent print entered and searching all suspects’ prints stored in the system.

The system can also be used to check if a suspect has given a false name when arrested by comparing with any fingerprints from previous arrests. Since January 26, when training was completed and the real work began, the two latent print examiners in the department have identified seven suspects using the system and another five manually. Our turnaround time for processing latent prints has decreased dramatically. This has been an exciting development for

the latent print unit and also for the Property Crime detectives who are now asking daily about any new hits. In the near future, the HPPD will connect SPEX to other departments in North Carolina, enabling the Crime Lab to search crime scene latents against offenders in Greensboro, Guilford County, Winston-Salem, Wake County and Orange County. We will also soon have the capability to send unidentified latent prints from serious crime scenes to the FBI latent print unit.


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Outreach Unit Works with Community

Crime scene negotiators The High Point Police Department negotiation team includes (from left, back row) Randal Knight, Shawn Hosier, Patrick Welch, Lt. Walter Heaviland and Detective Ken Leonard. Others are (from left, front row) Capt. Gart Evans, Lt. Tracy Perry and Capt. Margaret Erga.

Vice and Narcotics

Vice and Narcotics officers take the lead in drug-reduction initiatives and investigate drug-related activities throughout the city. These investigators handle gambling, gaming and morals complaints as well. Much of their work is undercover, in close cooperation with the Street Crimes Unit and regular patrol teams. Vice detectives are responsible for most of the intense background investigative work done in preparation for the

Violent and/or Street Drug Offender Notification sessions that are held several times each year. The High Point Police Department’s notification strategy has resulted in sustained dramatic crime-reduction rates throughout the city since its inception in 1998. Two ABC officers, also part of Vice Division, monitor ABC establishments in High Point and investigate illegal alcohol sales.

Juvenile Repeat Offender initiative

In 2008, the High Point Police Dept. adapted the repeat violent offender strategy to start a juvenile re-entry program, focusing on juvenile offenders returning to the community from Youth Development Centers. The HPPD partnered with the North Carolina Office of Juvenile Justice, Guilford County Juvenile Judges, High Point Community Against Violence, the Guilford County District Attorney’s office, and numerous service providers

within the community to implement this strategy. The goal of this program mirrors that of the repeat violent offender strategy, but with its focus on the juvenile-aged offender. This goal is to develop a comprehensive, holistic, communitywide strategy to reduce violent crime committed by juvenile offenders in the city, thereby improving the quality of life for our citizens and visitors to our city.

The Community Outreach Unit works with the residents of High Point and business owners offering programs and information that is tailored to their needs. Community Watch is the best known program that the Outreach Officers oversee. The unit also coordinates the Officer Friendly program, gun safety, personal safety, senior safety, and crime prevention programs. For business owners, topics include prevention of shoplifting, robbery, and fraud, and security surveys. If anyone is interested in any of these programs or would like more information on other programs offered, call Officer Robert Burchette (North) at 887-7807 or Officer Mike Prevost (South) at 8877824.

Robbery/Gang Initiative In the early part of 2008, a sharp increase in armed robberies was noted in the city. Further analysis indicated that the majority of these robberies were being committed by offenders 18 and younger, and that most of these offenders were either validated gang members or had some type of gang/ group affiliation. Upon the discovery of these facts, the High Point Police Dept. was able to apply

the same methodology used in identifying repeat violent offenders to address this gang/group robbery problem. As a result, several gang members were immediately arrested on outstanding charges and swiftly prosecuted. Since the implementation of this strategy, there has been a dramatic decrease in armed robberies in the city and a significant decrease in violent crime in the city overall.

New Patrol Equipment in 2008 The High Point Police Dept. began implementing the use of Tasers in August 2008. Before the Tasers were put on the streets, officers had to go through an eight-hour block of instruction. At the end of the instruction period, each officer had to be tased. Currently there are 55 Tasers in use. Since being deployed, the Taser has been

used 36 times in a variety of situations. The department also introduced the new Dodge Charger as part of its patrol fleet. Currently, there are six Chargers on the streets – three six-cylinder and three eight-cylinder. After an experimental time period to see which type is more economical, the department will look into purchasing additional vehicles.


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MAJOR CRIME DETERRENCE & PREVENTION – VIOLENT CRIMES DETECTIVES

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Maj. Marty Sumner

Melanie Leonard

Capt. Larry Casterline

Kyle Pratt

Lt. Jason Henderson

Evelyn Dockery

Petula Sellars

Kevin Ray

In June 2008, the decision was made to create a full time position for a Violent Crimes Task Force Coordinator to work in concert with the High Point Community Against Violence. Detective Rick Johnson was selected for this position. There were several purposes for creating this position. The main purpose was to have a detective dedicated to researching and analyzing repeat violent offenders and networking with other segments of the criminal justice system. Rick This would ensure that Johnson the proper population was being selected for callin notifications. Secondly, this detective would track offenders that were notified and make sure that if they re-offend they would be swiftly and aggressively prosecuted in either state or federal court. This position is also responsible for coordinating all responses to violent acts that occur in the city by creating flyers and coordinating with our law enforcement and community partners to distribute the flyers within the affected community.

Dennis Szentmariay

Jerry Thompson

The 12 detectives in the Violent Crimes Unit operate under the supervision of Lt. Jason Henderson. These detectives conduct follow-up investigations of crimes against persons, including homicides, suspicious deaths, rapes, other sexual offenses, kidnapping, robberies, assaults and offenses against family members. They attend special training throughout the U. S. related to investigation of these crimes. Assignment to the Violent Crimes Unit is contingent on completion of a qualification process, which involves a review of the employee’s work record and oral interviews.

U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE

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John Olsen

Lt. Gordon Stallings

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Richard Auclair

Brannon Douglas

Michelle Kiefer

Shannon McGuirk

Amanda Mullis

Megan Squires

Sammie Jo Tetter

Ken Leonard

Marc Kun

Violent Crimes Unit

VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE COORDINATOR

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Shawn Hosier

Jo Morrissey Supervisor

Crime Lab The Crime Lab is a support unit within the Police Department staffed by seven civilian lab technicians, who photograph, collect and preserve evidence found at crime scenes. Technicians run Breathalyzer tests, and photograph and fingerprint suspects. They fingerprint and process background checks for individuals needing them for employment. The Crime Lab is equipped with some very sophisticated equipment, which supports officers’ efforts in fighting crime. Property/Evidence Room Two HPPD civilians maintain the property room where evidence, found property and seized property are dropped off 24 hours a day through a secure drop-box and secure lockers. The NarTest system analyzes illicit drugs quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need to send evidence to an off-site lab. Evidence – everything from vehicles to jewelry – is identified, tagged, entered in the computer system, inventoried, and stored. Overall, HPPD maintains 19,000 pieces of evidence.

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CRIME ANALYST

PROPERTY ROOM

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Jane Aswell

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Women in the High Point Police Department’s history JANE MOXLEY

LOUISE TOMLIN

On July 12, 1928, she was unanimousMs. Louise Tomlin made history with ly elected by the City Council as Girls’ the High Point Police Department in Commissioner and Police Woman at a 1954 when she took the oath to become salary of $135/month. an officer. Ms. Tomlin was one of the first two female police officers hired by the City of High Point. Up until Tomlin’s METER MAIDS When walking through the halls of the employment with the police department, department today, it is not at all consid- the only women who worked at the poered unusual to see female officers in lice station were switchboard operators. Having a woman in uniform was a huge uniform. However, 55 years ago, three ladies shock to the department. Ms. Tomlin was working two other took the law enforcement oath and, by doing so, broke the gender barriers of jobs when she saw an advertisement in the paper for a police job for $200 per the High Point Police Dept. Although they never walked or pa- month. She was required to take a test, trolled a beat in the city, these women in which she made a 98% competency, are recognized for paving the way for all and after a few weeks, she was asked to come see the chief of police. the female officers working today. Ms. Tomlin’s career with the High On October 1, 1954 the Chief of the High Point Police Dept. let women take Point Police Dept. continued for 28 the oath of law enforcement primarily years. She worked in the traffic control division as a Meter Maid, writing parkto save money. By hiring women, as opposed to their ing tickets around the city. In 1978, she male counterparts, the city found that it received the North Carolina Law Enwould be able to save $200 each month forcement Women’s Association’s Offiby allowing them to check parking me- cer of the Year award. In the year that followed, she was proters within the city. By keeping their dignity and profes- moted to the rank of police officer. As sionalism, and never being bitter to- such, she acted as the youth investigawards the obstacles they faced, these tions officer and Crossing/Taxi Cab Inwomen made history and secured a spector until her retirement in 1981. Ms. Tomlin was known for her profesplace for other women to come in the sionalism as a police officer, her friendHigh Point Police Dept.

ly personality, and her loyalty to the department. Ms. Tomlin passed away on Nov. 12, 1999 at the High Point Regional Hospital, one day before her 80th birthday.

CAROLYN SUE COOKE (SUZIE BEAN) She began her career with the department years earlier as a secretary and took the oath to become a police woman in 1970. In 1968, she had created HPPD’s current shoulder patch. She was the second woman to rise to the rank of sergeant, and was the first to become a female lieutenant.

SALLY CRANFORD/COOK On April 2,1973, this ambitious young woman became a sworn member of the High Point Police Department, beginning her career by checking parking meters. Her desire, however, was to become a police officer. Finally, after learning about female officers at the Greensboro and Winston Salem Police Departments, she approached the High Point police chief and city manager in regards to her being permitted to patrol a beat. At 35, Sally was able to meet the men’s minimum weight and height requirements, which were at that time a minimum height of 5’9”, and a minimum weight of 160. Although the police chief was doubtful of her objective, he allowed

her to attempt her ambition anyway. While in the academy, she found herself competing with men much younger than she, and fresh out of the military. Still, her stubborn personality would not allow her to quit. As the very first woman to actually train for the High Point Police Department, Sally knew she would have to prove herself to her male counterparts. As she patrolled her beat in the West End area, the reaction to her presence was that of “if you were a man, I would hit you, but since you’re a lady I’ll go with you.” Completely capable of handling the job of a police officer, she possessed the qualities needed to be a contender in a male-dominated career field. Treating her new position in the police department as a promotion, Sally did obtain one benefit over her original sworn position as a meter checker: the city bought her uniform, complete with pants, as opposed to the original skirt and blouse uniforms. This event was very noteworthy, seeing as how we all know that you just simply cannot fight while wearing a skirt. In Sally’s career with the High Point Police Dept., she received the honor of being named “Officer of the Month” in February 1975, as well as winning several honors in various shooting tournaments.

Partnering with High Point Community Against Violence The High Point Police Department is making efforts in every direction to protect and serve the citizens of High Point. Our Police Department has a longstanding tradition of dedication and commitment to effective law enforcement. In recent years this commitment and community awareness has dared to explore new visions in community safety. Almost 12 years ago, a grassroots organization was formed that is now known as the High Point Community Against Violence, Inc

(HPCAV). The High Point Police Department adopted HPCAV and made this organization its chief partner in confronting crime on every level and perspective. Officer Jim Summey is the HPCAV Executive Director. HPCAV is a community voice that stands with the Police Department working with the latest community policing efforts, many of which were tested and proved right here in High Point. These efforts are centered on “focused deterrence” where police implemented intelligence to

pin- point problem crime areas and the major perpetrators. The community’s voice combines with law enforcement to tell the offenders that their behavior will not be tolerated. HPCAV will assist offenders in changing their behavior, but if they re-offend, forceful prosecution will be pursued. High Point Community Against Violence is grateful for the HPPD and stands ready to assist them in any way to make High Point a safe and thriving community for everyone.


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