2021 Mansfield Police Department Annual Report

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Mansf iel d Pol ice depar t ment

2021 Annual Report


Cit y of Mansf iel d TEXAS Over 75,000 Population 38.8 Square Miles Mansfield ISD is the Largest Employer Three Counties included are Tarrant, Johnson, and Ellis

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Table of Contents Mayor and City Council

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City Manager?s Office

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Chief of Police Message

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Executive Team

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Organizational Chart

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District Map

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2021 Year in Review

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Special Services Bureau

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Administration Bureau

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Operations Bureau

27

Social Media

37

Special Events

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Promotions

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Retirements

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Highlights

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Employee Awards

43

Honor Guard

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Law Enforcement Oath

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Wall of Honor

48

Snow in Texas

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Mayor & Cit y Council 3

Mayor Michael Evans

Tamera Bounds Place 2

Mike Leyman Place 3

Casey Lewis Place 4

Julie Short Place 5

Todd Tonore Place 6

Larry Broseh Place 7


Cit y Manager's Of f ice

Joe Smolinski City Manager

Shelly Lanners Deputy City Manager Matt Jones Assistant City Manager

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Chief's Message

I am pleased to present our community with the Mansfield Police Department's Annual Report. By all accounts, 2021 was a banner year for our agency. We accomplished many amazing things last year and were undoubtedly assisted by our residents and business owners. Your hometown police department took third place overall across the United States in National Night Out activities. We continued to work through the pandemic and respond to calls for service that directly impacted our community. Our future is bright with the mayor and city council, along with the city manager's office, announcing a major construction project that will reinvigorate our police headquarters and put the law enforcement team under one roof. While this will be a multi- year project, future generations of officers will benefit from our strategic planning that we embark on today. Building positive relationships is the very core foundation on what our department strives to do each and every day. We enjoy a tremendous amount of support from across all levels of our community. On behalf of our police department, I am proud to share these stories of compassion and service with all of you.

Tracy Aaron Chief of Police

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Executive Team

Tracy L. Aaron Chief of Police

Kyle Lanier Assistant Chief Special Services Bureau

Jason Turpinat Assistant Chief Administration Bureau

Gary L. Fowler Assistant Chief Operations Bureau

Kerry Robinson Captain Jail Division

David Griffin Captain Support Services

Travis Waybourn Captain Administrative Services

Michael Midkiff Captain Patrol Division

Richard Hash Captain Technical Services

Justin Graves Lieutenant Administrative

Daniel Sherwin Lieutenant Day Shift

William Yale Lieutenant Night Watch

Jim Harrell Lieutenant Task Force

Adam Cellars Lieutenant CID

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Organization

Pol ice Chief

BudInternal Affairs

Public BudInformation Officer

Commander

Special Services

Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief

Operations

Assistant Chief

Investigations

Patrol

Communications

Crime Scene

Traffic

Information Technology

Police Records

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Radio System Manager

Task Force

Fleet Management

CJIS Compliance

Property & Evidence

K9

Management Training

Budget

Unmanned Aircraft

Training

Crime Analysis

SWAT

Community Resources

Best Practice Compliance

Negotiations

Recruiting

National Incident Crime Reporting

Reserves

Jail Division

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Administration

Park Patrol

Bike Unit

Explorers

EMT Unit

Mental Bud Health Program

Quartermaster

BudVIPS Program

BudHonor Guard

BudAnimal Control

Bud Mobile Field Force


District Map

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2021 Year in Review JANUARY Our Crisis Negotiations Team participated in the 31st Annual Crisis Negotiation Competition and Seminar in San Marcos.

FEBRUARY In February, our team rallied together to help those in need during the unprecedented winter storm that left many people without power.

MARCH Country hit sensation Coffey Anderson and several local musicians participated in a charitable concert to benefit injured Officer Randy Watson who was involved in a major crash while traveling to work.

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

With Texas summers come hot and humid conditions. Supporting our local residents, nothing is better then a nice cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.

Officer Kee joined in the fun for "First Day of School" pictures. He serves as one of our Day Shift officers and his hobbies include football and spending time with family.

The department participated in a ceremony commemorating 20 years since the tragic events of 9/ 11. It was a day for us to pause and remember those affected on that fateful day.

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APRIL

MAY

JUNE

Bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, were in full bloom and glory when Lieutenant Yale and Firefighter Trapp decided to have a little fun.

Members of our Honor Guard participated in the Texas Peace Officer Memorial Service in Austin to recognize officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.

As a testament to our community partnerships, Verna always wanted to meet Officer Walley and his partner Stache. One day last summer, they surprised her with a special visit.

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Every year we look forward to the biggest party in Mansfield, National Night Out. We attended several block parties across the city.

The annual Veterans Day Parade was a huge success. It was a beautiful day for our community to come together and honor our Mansfield Veterans.

Every Christmas Eve, Santa visits Mansfield and hangs out with Chief Aaron and Mansfield's finest. We posted photos on Facebook as Santa Sightings occurred around the city!

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Community Resources SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU

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The Mansfield Police Department Community Resources Division (CRD) oversees the department's citizen outreach efforts. CRD also hosts the Citizens Police Academy, Crime Free Lifestyles, Crime Free Multi- housing Program, Crime Victim Assistance, Explorers Programs, Mental Illness Liaison, National Night Out, Seniors Program and Volunteer Programs. The department posts upcoming events on various social media platforms.

POLICE EXPLORERS The Mansfield Police Department Police Explorer Program is one of the most highly respected youth programs in the state. It is open to students aged 14 to 20 who have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Police Explorers meet weekly and receive course instruction on various topic areas that are relevant in law enforcement. The Police Explorers assist the police department at various special events such as the Boo Bash, Mansfield ISD Fall Fest, our Annual Toy & Food Drive, and other community events. They also hosted a successful Muscle and Hustle 5K Fun Run/ Walk in June to help raise funds for the Explorer Program. Residents can quickly identify Explorers by their distinctive polo shirts and khaki pants.

HOLIDAY TOY & FOOD DRIVE The Mansfield Police Department hosted the Annual Toy and Food Drive during last year's holiday season. By setting up shop at a large retailer in the city, residents and visitors donated toys, food, and monetary donations. During Thanksgiving, staff assisted Harvesting in Mansfield by assisting with the distribution of over 1,186 pounds of food. During Christmas, the team assisted with meal preparations for over 325 families. This is in addition to more than 500 children and teens who received toys and presents to brighten the holiday season. The department collected 1,463 toys.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT There is a reason they call National Night Out the biggest party of the year. Annually, our community comes together to partner with the Police and Fire Departments, including our Animal Care and Control division. Parties range from small group settings to full scale block parties. By turning their porch lights on and stepping outside to meet neighbors and public safety officials, residents and business owners take a proactive stand against crime. The department is especially proud of last year's efforts. Based upon the depth of our activities and number of registered party events, the Mansfield Police Department was awarded third place by the National Association of Town Watch for first time participants. This award belongs to our neighborhoods that participated in National Night Out activities. "This was a huge award as we beat out hundreds of cities across the United States," said Mansfield Chief of Police Tracy Aaron. "We are looking forward to celebrating in October 2022 with an even larger party list across the city." Residents can register their parties with the Community Resources Division. More information will be published soon.

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MULTI- HOUSING

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SENIORS PROGRAM Zeno Pfau, one of our volunteers, manages our Senior Citizen Program for residents who are 65- plus. This program began in November 2014 and focuses on their well- being and welfare. We currently have 204 seniors enrolled in the program. Zeno contacts the seniors monthly, bi- monthly, or quarterly by phone, text, or email to ensure that they are okay. He also answers questions and addresses other concerns. This program allows family members who live outside of Mansfield to feel safe and secure for their loved ones knowing that someone from the police department is looking after them throughout the year.

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS Kids will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our team tries to participate in several events and activities where kids can build positive rapport with officers. Over the past year, officers visited local Day Care facilities, greeted elementary students before and after school, attended several birthday parties, purchased drinks from local lemonade stands, and looked for ways to bring about a smile to their faces. The Mansfield community is home to thousands of children that look up to Mansfield's finest. The department welcomes citizens to let the team know when special events occur throughout the community.

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VOLUNTEER DONATED HOURS

The Mansfield Crime Free Multi- Housing Program was designed to help residents, owners and the managers of rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. This program is simple and based upon partnerships to make Mansfield better. It is designed to be easy, yet very effective in reducing the incident of crime on a rental property.

Financial Benef it of Donat ion Hours

$133,705.68

Total Hours - 5,382

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TRAINING HOURS

Training & Recruiting

Sw orn Of f icers

6,618

SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU

Civil ians

108.5

Tel ecommunicat ors

1,079

Correct ion Of f icers

546

The Mansfield Police Department conducts regular training for sworn officers. Mansfield prides itself on it's training program. Officers conduct monthly firearms training and attend relevant police courses that are required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and departmental executive direction. Physical well- being is also important as officers complete bi- annual fitness examinations. By committing to a solid and recurring training regiment, officers are prepared to manage a wide range of incidents that occur in the community. The Mansfield Police Department continually recruits to find the best and brightest that have a desire to work in our department. From recruiting trips to job fairs, officers showcase what the agency has to offer from not only a compensation and benefits perspective, but also a work location that is highly desirable. In 2021, the department hired seven police officers and five dispatchers. To learn more about Mansfield Police Department careers, go to mansfieldtexas.gov/ police.

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Recruiting Jail

The Mansfield City Jail is responsible for temporarily housing inmates until they are released or transferred to another jail. Jail staffing currently consists of 12 full- time detention officers. The jail provides services to Mansfield, Kennedale, Burleson, the Mansfield Independent School District, and Mansfield Methodist Hospital.

AVERAGE INMATES BOOKED 2021 Tot al Mont hl y

2,443

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Animal Care & Control SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU

Partnering with the Humane Society of North Texas Animal Care and Control enjoys a great working relationship with the Humane Society of North Texas. In 2020, they started a new program called "Let Fur Fly," which allows adoptable animals from Texas to be flown to various cities and states to be placed for adoption. In most cases, the animals are already claimed for adoption with families. Some states have more stringent animal laws resulting in less animals available for adoptions. This affords Mansfield an opportunity to provide animals for other parts of the country that have less to choose from. During 2021, Mansfield transferred 86 animals to the Humane Society of North Texas for both their "Let Fur Fly" transports as well as their large annual adoption, Mega Adoption Event. This event was a huge success and placed over 550 animals in homes last year. These programs free up additional space in the animal shelter. They also afford more opportunities for animals in need of a safe and secure permanent home.

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ANIMALS ACQUIRED

The Mansfield Animal Care & Control Facility provides shelter services to house, care for, and adopt impounded stray animals and owner- released animals. The shelter's mission is to promote safe neighborhoods for the community and pets.

Animal Care and Control provides essential services to animals and pets. From field responses, adoption fairs, to managing the shelter, the team provides 24/ 7 care. In 2021, the division responded to 4,704 calls for service including dispatched and officer initiated calls which resulted in the adoption of 294 animals to caring homes. The police department partners with a pet each week, which is profiled on social media to garner interest and assist with a successful adoption. On October 19, a sweet puppy was dumped on their doorsteps with a plastic PVC pipe on his neck. The ACO staff sedated the pup as the Mansfield Parks and Rec team used one of their tools and precise skills to cut the pipe free. They named him Parker in appreciation of the Parks crew. Within no time, Parker found a loving family to call his own.

Lori St rit t mat t er Animal Care & Control Manager 20


Department Budget ADMINISTRATION BUREAU

MANSFIELD POLICE BUDGET Division Administration

$1,770,723.10

Communications

$3,129,212.31

Patrol

$10,299,261.91

Criminal Investigations

$3,226,900.09

Animal Control

$773,203.60

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

$332,551.56

Traffic

$665,082.27

Canine Unit

$140,547.60

Community Resource

$772,580.31

Training

$651,166.70

Auto Theft Task Force

$392,460.06

Jail

$1,214,874.16

TOTAL

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FY 2020 - 2021

$23,368,563.67


TRI- COUNTY TASK FORCE ADMINISTRATION BUREAU The Mansfield Police Department participates with Burleson, Kennedale, Midlothian, and Tarrant County Constable Precinct 7 to target auto burglaries and auto thefts as members of the Tri- County Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Task Force.

TASK FORCE ACTIVITY

The focus of the multi- agency task force is to reduce auto burglaries and auto thefts through enforcement and public education. Auto burglaries and thefts take a negative toll on all residents through higher insurance premiums. In order to reduce auto thefts and burglaries, investigators focus on prolific offenders. The Task Force is led by Mansfield Lieutenant Jim Harrell who oversees the day- to- day operations of the unit activities.

We know criminals frequent our city and move city to city. In a significant case, the Italy Police Department provided intelligence that there was a possible "chop" shop being run out of several small garages in their city. This type of operation typically involves taking parts from stolen cars so that they can be re- sold on the open market. In September, Task Force investigators began to investigate the area and located several stolen trailers, parts that had been cut up, and paperwork that included vehicle identification numbers (VIN) of current stolen vehicles. After obtaining search warrants, five separate garages were searched. Detectives located 27 stolen vehicles and numerous stolen parts. The total recovery was valued at $664,997. Two suspects were arrested. During interviews with the suspects, information was obtained on a second possible "chop" shop in Dallas. The Dallas Police Department was able to recover eight stolen vehicles and made four arrests.

TASK FORCE EDUCATION ACTIVITY

In October, Task Force investigators inspected a salvage yard in Waxahachie. As investigators walked the salvage yard, they located a secondary yard of interest. This location was sub- leased by the owner of the salvage yard. The leasee was present and working on a Dodge Charger. As investigators looked, they noticed numerous Dodge Charger/ Challenger parts. Investigators began an inspection of the secondary yard. Investigators identified 11 stolen engines, one stolen vehicle, and numerous stolen parts. The total recovery was valued at $125,755. Investigators arrested a suspect at the scene. During the interview, the suspect provided information on another location in Dallas. This intelligence was passed along to the Dallas Auto Theft Unit which resulted in additional stolen property recovered.

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NIBRS Crime Stats National Incident Reporting Systems Part 1 Crime

2021 PART 1 PROPERTY CRIMES

In 2019, the Mansfield Police Department switched from a summary- based crime reporting system to the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). This system is an incident- based reporting system for crimes known to the police. For each crime incident coming to the attention of law enforcement, a variety of data is collected about the incident. This data includes the nature and types of specific offenses in the incident, characteristics of the victim(s) and offender(s), types and value of property stolen and recovered, and characteristics of persons arrested in connection with a crime incident. Incident based data provide an extremely large amount of information about crime. The information is also organized in complex ways, reflecting the many different aspects of a crime incident.

Part 1 Crime

2020

2021

Criminal Homicide

4

2

Rape

8

18

Robbery

17

11

269

278

Burglary - Breaking or Entering

90

120

Larcency (Theft)

701

728

Motor Vehicle Theft

75

73

1,164

1,230

Assault -

TOTAL

(Includes Simple)

2021 PART 1 CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

2021 PART 1 COMPARISON

This report reflects incidents submitted to the Texas Department of Public Safety's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system as applied to your request. UCR is a voluntary program, wherein, participating agencies are required to submit their data annually but have no data frequency submission requirement. As data is submitted, routine data validations are applied to ensure completeness; however, the responsive data contained within this report may have been retrieved from the system prior to being subject to or completing those validation routines, and as such, may contain inaccuracies, be incomplete or not reflect every incident that may have occurred within the specified jurisdiction for the requested timeframe. As such, this report is a reflection of all of the data contained within the TXDPS UCR System at the time of inquiry for the timeframe specified. Every effort has been made to produce the data in the requested format.

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Alarm Permits ADMINISTRATION BUREAU MANSFIELD ALARM REDUCTION PROGRAM

The Mansfield Police Department Alarm Reduction Program is managed by the department which offers an online alarm permit management system.

NEW PERMITS

The Mansfield Police Department Alarm Reduction Program is managed by the Public Safety Department which offers an online alarm Citizens are able to: permit management. Access/ manage their account; Obtain a new permit, renew a permit, and pay associated fees; Access tips and advise on how to eliminate or reduce false alarm calls; Update permit information; Receive customer support in both English and Spanish.

2020

2021

Churches

19

21

Disabled Veterans

42

47

Financial Institutions

22

23

Government

10

13

2020 N ET COLLECTIONS $285,032.91 2021 N ET COLLECTIONS $226,842.50 24


Criminal Investigations ADMINISTRATION BUREAU The Mansfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is comprised of the Property Unit, Crimes Against Persons Unit, Sex Crimes Unit, Crime Analyst, Financial Crimes Unit, and Crime Scene Unit. Their goal is to provide the highest quality of criminal investigative support to the department's Patrol Division by identifying offenders and bringing justice to victims. CID detectives conduct a broad spectrum of criminal investigations which include robberies, burglaries, assaults, fraud, computer crimes, death investigations, sexual assaults, and missing persons. The Mansfield Police Department has detectives assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, the combined Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, as well as the Auto Burglary & Theft Task Force. The CID Unit is staffed by a lieutenant, sergeant, and nine detectives.

Assigned Cases

Cleared Cases

Open Cases

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The Mansfield Police Department was recognized for the second time on Monday, November 23, 2020 by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) as a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency. The TPCA Recognition Program evaluates law enforcement agencies' compliance with 166 best business practices that cover an array of topic areas relevant to policing. These Best Practice standards were developed to assist police departments with the efficient and effective delivery of service while upholding the rights of all citizens. Areas of evaluation include use of force, protection of civil rights, pursuit management, property and evidence standards, and patrol and investigative protocols, to name a few.

Recognition

The Mansfield Police Department received their initial recognition by the TPCA in October 2016. Current program requirements mandate that agencies undergo an on- site inspection every four years to ensure continued compliance with Best Practice standards. On October 16, 2016, the department received the prestigious designation as a "Recognized Law Enforcement Agency," one of only 170 police agencies in the state out of over 2,000 to receive this honor.

ADVISORY BOARD

The Mansfield Police Department is authorized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as a Training Provider. This designation allows the Mansfield Police Department to sponsor training approved by TCOLE and provide the licensing hours needed by police officers and telecommunicators to meet licensing requirements. The Mansfield Police Department is required to establish a Training Advisory Board. The duty of the Training Advisory Board is to evaluate the department's training initiatives and programs and to make recommendations to the Chief of Police and Training Coordinator regarding contemporary training for police officers and dispatchers. The Training Advisory Board meets the "Best Practice" recommendations established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and serves as a Chiefs Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is made up of citizens appointed by the Chief of Police who come from a variety of backgrounds. Members of the Board Include: Dr. Jacquelyn Minor (Chairperson), Mayor Dr. Michael Evans, Alma Pressley, Dr. Kimberley Cantu, Dr. Thomas Petrowski, Jeremy McJimson, Dr. Joe Adams, and Michael Piece.

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Patrol OPERATIONS BUREAU

Patrol is the largest and most visible division of the Mansfield Police Department. Patrol officers respond to calls for service, perform traffic enforcement, and conduct proactive patrols in neighborhoods and business districts. The City of Mansfield is divided into 12 districts and each officer is assigned to that specific geographic area within a district. The Patrol Medical Unit, also housed within the Patrol Division, has four Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) assigned. Their primary mission is to respond to patrol calls which may require lifesaving care until EMS providers can arrive. Each Police EMT is equipped with a medical supply bag, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and a Mass Casualty Incident bag (MCI). In 2021, the unit responded to 13 calls and assisted 13 patients.

Citation Activity

Violation Activity

Adult Arrests

27

Juvenile Arrests

Total Arrests


PATROL RESPONSE TIMES FOR PRIORITY 1 AND PRIORITY 2 CALLS FOR SERVICE Priorit y 1: Calls posing an immediate threat to human life, emergencies, potential emergencies, urgent calls, a potential of violence or injury, and criminal offenses that are in progress or have just occurred. Priorit y 2: Calls showing no signs of becoming violent but does involve a disturbance or suspicious activity. Response times are defined as the number of seconds from when a call is dispatched until a responding unit arrives on scene.

Priorit y One 4:41

Priorit y Tw o 4:48

Overal l Response Time Priorit y 1- 4

5:25

85,570 Total Calls 28


K- 9 OPERATIONS BUREAU The K- 9 Unit consists of a dog handler and a specially trained dog geared for law enforcement work. Officer Walley was appointed to the position in 2020 and was paired with K- 9 Stache. Officer Walley and K- 9 Stache were certified as a team in Patrol and Narcotics through the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and Hill Country Dog Center in January 2020. K- 9 Officer Walley and K- 9 Stache began patrolling the city in March 2020. In December 2020, K- 9 Officer Walley and K- 9 Stache were both deputized as a Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputy and hold two separate commissions. In November 2021, K- 9 Stache was re- certified in patrol and narcotics detection.

Narcotic Sniffs

40

High Risk Calls

35

Special Details

61

Patrol Deployments

18

In Agency Callouts

15

Other Agency Callouts

3

Demonstrations

8

K9 Stache's Finds with Alerts - 0.48 pounds of Methamphetamine - 13.4 ounces of GHB - Evidence related to Burglary of Business

Stache's Finds Based Off Consent/ PC Searches - $352,000 in cash - Over 97 pounds of marijuana - 5.6 pounds of THC along with over 350 THC cartridges - 301 kilos of Methamphetamine - 3.8 grams of Fentanyl along with 4500 Fentanyl pills

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1 kilo of Cocaine 12.8 ounces of Mushrooms 2.4 ounces of MDMA 54 ounces of Promethazine 2 Stolen Vehicles 32 Firearms


Traffic Division OPERATIONS BUREAU The Traffic Division consists of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Unit and the Traffic Unit. Their goal is to reduce the number of accidents on the roadways to make the streets safer for the community. This is accomplished through public education and traffic enforcement efforts on highways, neighborhood streets, and school zones. The CVE Unit works to ensure local roadways and highways are safe and that commercial motor vehicles operate within federal safety standards. The unit is comprised of a sergeant, three motor officers, and two CVE officers.

VIOLATIONS ISSUED BY TRAFFIC UNITS

UNIT ACTIVITY

2020

2021

2

6

Crash Investigations

224

469

Training Hours (CVE)

80

232

Training Hours (Traffic)

584

473

Traffic Details

247

5

Joint Agency CVE Details

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Unmanned Aircraft Unit OPERATIONS BUREAU The Small Unmanned Aircraft System Unit (SUAS) was established in May 2016. The unit is currently made up of two pilots who have undergone extensive training in order to obtain Remote Pilot Certificates through passing the FAA's Aeronautical Knowledge Test. The SUAS program follows strict regulations from the FAA, which includes keeping flight logs and filing Notice to Airman (NOTAM) with the FAA before flights. The SUAS Unit responds to many different types of calls including prowlers, missing persons, major crashes, barricaded person calls, hostage situations, burglary in progress calls, and swift water rescues. In 2021, the SUAS Unit performed 119 flights.

Mobile Field Force OPERATIONS BUREAU The Mansfield Police Department Mobile Field Force was established in 2015. The goal is to provide protection to the citizens of Mansfield and to the loss of property due to damage or destruction and to quell large- scale civil disturbances or riots. The team is made up of a commander and two platoons. The part- time team is currently staffed with 16 officers from the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division. All members of the Mobile Field Force hold a certification in Field Force Operations from the Center for Domestic Preparedness which is a training program of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.

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SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics OPERATIONS BUREAU

The SWAT Unit is comprised of 11 officers, two team leaders, one commander, and one SWAT medic. The unit regularly trains 24 hours a month and focuses on tactical instruction in special weapons and tactics. The training includes building proficiency on the firing range, critical incident management, high- risk stops, and crowd control. The unit is extensively trained in executing high risk warrants, dealing with barricaded persons, providing dignitary security, and resolving hostage rescue situations safely.

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Communications SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU

The Communications Division manages a 24- hour 9- 1- 1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and serves the cities of Mansfield and Kennedale. The total service area encompasses approximately 45 square miles. The Communications Center handles calls for service and dispatches employees for police and fire departments in each city. This includes emergency calls, non- emergency calls, and administrative phone calls. The unit also ensures every call is routed to the appropriate service agency for response. The division is responsible for fielding requests for service or assistance from other agencies, maintaining data entries into the Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC)/ National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and relaying information to field personnel. Our Dispatch Center implemented the Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD) protocols with callers and patients in October 2017. Since that time, dispatchers have taken over 16,000 medical and injured person calls where they were able to provide pre- arrival instructions from CPR, to blood control, to delivering a baby, to basic patient care before medical assistance arrived. Through the efforts of the dispatchers and their EMD training, there have been four Life- Saving Awards and two Stork Awards presented to dispatchers. Through the use of the EMD program, dispatchers were able to classify over 2,600 medical and injured person calls to a priority 3, which resulted in an ambulance only response without lights and sirens. The proper classification of a call to a priority 3 level recommending an ambulance only without lights and sirens reduces the safety risks to our first responders and the community as well as provides cost savings on the overuse of our fire apparatus. Without a doubt, the EMD program has demonstrated success in saving lives and reducing safety risks for our first responders.

Richard Hash Technical Services Captain

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ACTIVITY LOG Yearly Activity

2020

2021

Total Calls

108,231 115,465

Dispatched Calls (Police & Fire)

34,046

37,646

Daily Activity (Average)

2020 2021

911 Calls Answered

37,749

42,712

Answer/ Placed Calls

296.5

316.5

911 Calls Answered

103.5

117

72

77

16.5

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State Database Inquiries: Criminal History

3,206

3,308

Dispatch Police Calls

Drivers Licenses

23,695

25,548

Dispatch Emergency Medical Calls

Vehicle Inquiries

17,142

21,129

Dispatch Fire Calls

5

7.3

Stolen Property

3,847

3,030

Criminal History Verifications

9

9

Drivers License Verifications

65

70

State Database Entries: Persons & Property Entered

913

902

Vehicle Registration Verifications

47

58

Clearances

746

718

Administrative Messages Sent

0.6

0.4

1,524

867

*NCIC Files Entered

2.5

2.5

234

161

*NCIC Files Cleared

6.2

4.3

Warrant Clearances Teletypes to State and Local Agencies

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9- 1- 1 Call Center OPERATIONS BUREAU MANSFIELD CALL COMPARISON

DISPATCH RESPONSE TIMES

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MANSFIELD FIRE AND MEDICAL CALLS FOR SERVICE

DISPATCH REACTION TIME

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Social Media PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

26,253 3,100 852

Officer Zhivonni Cook serves as the public information officer for the department. She manages social media, critical incidents, internal communication, and fields responses from the traditional media. She is a member of the North Texas PIO Group, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and National Information Officers Association. The department's social networking platforms are hosted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and boasts a following of over 30,000 followers. In 2021, audience members grew by 5,000 new followers. Each platform serves a unique purpose and strives to connect all segments of the community.

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Newsworthy


Special Events March 21, 2021 - Due to Covid Restrictions, the annual Pickle Parade was canceled; however, people could still participate in the Pickle Run. Everyone had fun! May 2, 2021 - Officer Giannola and Officer Alejandro represented the Mansfield Police Department at the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service to honor fallen officers from 2020 and 2021. June 19, 2021 - Juneteenth Celebration featured live entertainment, food, and lots of fun. July 3, 2021 - Mansfield Rocks was a rockin' good time to celebrate July 4th. October 9, 2021 - Bethlehem Baptist Church hosted Neighbors' Night where all of the City services came together in one location for the community. October 23, 2021 - Mansfield ISD hosted their annual Wonder Fall Fest. Our Community Resources Division along with the Police Explorers joined in the fun. October 30, 2021 - In celebration of Halloween, our Community Resources Division and Police Explorers gave out goodies to the kiddos during the Boo Bash. November 2021 - Officers participated for the first time in No- Shave November. November 6, 2021 - The police department's veterans were honored on a float during the annual Veteran's Day Parade. December 1, 2021 - All of the Mansfield City Departments banned together and donated toys for the Mansfield ISD Toys for Tots Toy Drive. December 3, 2021 - Our Annual Hometown Holidays was a huge success filled with Santa, food, rides, and fireworks.

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Promotions

Capt ain

Lieut enant

Travis Waybourn

Wil l iam Yal e

Sergeant

Sergeant

Cody Hal e

Andy Lara

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Retirements

Capt ain Brian Bat es 7 years

Sergeant Mac Bennet t 28 years

Of f icer Jim Pol l ey 24 years

Of f icer Thad Penkal a 30 years

Mar y Moore 19 years Of f icer Ki Spigel myer

Chris Mark

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Highlights

On March 8, 2021, Mansfield City Manager Joe Smolinski presented Officer Joe Alejandro with a Top Performer 2020 Letter of Recognition for going above and beyond helping a fellow City of Mansfield employee.

The winter blast stormed into Texas on February 16, 2020 and lasted for four days. The whole city shut down, but Mansfield's finest were there 24/ 7 for their community.

On March 16, 2021, Animal Control and Care Officer Justin Zacek assisted the Mansfield Fire Department and the Water Utilities Department in rescuing a baby deer who was trapped inside a storm drain. The deer was brought to safety without any injuries. Matthew and his family presented Officer Chad Stevens with a plaque as a token of their gratitude for helping him save Matthew's life. Matthew was involved in a motorcycle accident the following year that had him in a coma for 30 days along with several surgeries for broken bones and other injuries.

On March 11, 2021, Backthebluehq presented Mansfield Police Officer Randy Watson with a check for $55,503.69 from the proceeds of t- shirt sales, fundraiser events, and cash donations. Officer Watson was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident as he was traveling to work.

Captain Travis Waybourn graduated from the Texas Christian University Leadership, Executive, Administrative, and Development (LEAD) Program with a Masters Degree. He received the Criminal Justice LEAD Founders Award for 2021 presented by Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes.

Mansfield Chief of Police Tracy Aaron was honored to be a part of Governor Greg Abbott's press conference on May 28, 2021 to discuss the increase in fentanyl seizures in Tarrant County.

Every May, Mansfield officers look forward to participating in the Special Olympics 'Tip A Cop' event that supports the Special Olympics athletes.

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Mansfield Officer Bourget received the MADD 2021 Enforcement Hero Award for the most DWI arrests in 2020 at our department.

Officer Roman Jones was voted Best Police Officer in the Focus Daily News. Officer Jones patrols our various parks.


Officer Giannola and K- 9 Officer Walley welcomed 9/ 11 heroes from NYPD and NYFD at the airport. The Brotherhood for the Fallen planned out a perfect weekend for the heroes.

In June, the Chisholm Trail 100 Club presented the 2020 Life Saver Award to Communications Officer Jodi Mathis, Officer Douglas Sheets, and Communications Supervisor Ashley Perkins.

David Laurenzo, President of the Tarrant County Adult Protective Services Community Board, presented Zeno Pfau with an award for his dedication and commitment to the APS Board. Zeno had been a volunteer on the board for several years and made a huge impact.

Our Marksmanship Team was created by Officer Andrew Koenig and Officer Dustin Reichert. This is a volunteer team that competes in various competitions in the DFW area. This affords them the opportunity to meet and build relationships with officers from other agencies as well as with the public.

On December 5, the Peace Officers' Angels Foundation presented the Officer of the Year 2021 Award to Officer Joe Alejandro and the Officer of the Year 2020 Award to Officer Zhivonni Cook for their ongoing commitment and help with injured officers.

On October 6, 2021, surrounding police agencies, federal partners, and Mansfield ISD came together in unity during the tragic shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington.

Officer Scott Rinehart taught a 5- day course on Crisis Intervention to officers from around the north Texas region. Every year, our dispatchers participate in the Tarrant County 9- 1- 1 Christmas Decoration contest. This year they received 2nd Place with their rendition of Christmas Vacation.

Motor Officer T. J. Stevens placed in three law enforcement motorcycle rodeos. He received 2nd Place Overall in the Novice category at the Capitol of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out, 4th Place Overall in Novice at the Grand Prairie Motor Rodeo, and 2nd Place Overall in the Harley Davidson Windshield Novice Division at the Spokes4hopes Back the Blue Motorcycle Rodeo. Public Information Officer Zhivonni Cook co- taught "One Stop Shop" with Arlington Police Deputy Chief Chris Cook at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) virtual conference, the Caruth Police Institute, and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA). They also taught a photography workshop at the National Information Officers Association yearly conference.

UAS Officer Jack White and the North Texas Public Safety Unmanned Response Team, hosted a UAS Thermal Camera Introduction and Search Course at MPD. Twenty- nine students from 14 agencies attended the class.

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Patrol Officer of the Year Joe Bourget

Rookie Officer of the Year Andrew Koenig

Animal Care Employee of the Year

Civilian Employee of the Year

Lor i St r it t m at t er

Felicia De Leija

Certificate of Merit Trey Kerr

Community Service Award Trey Kerr 43

Police Supervisor of the Year Brian Raines

Volunteer of the Year Jack McMurry

Life Saving Award Joe Bourget


2021 EmployeeAwards

Communications Supervisor of the Year Josie Harrington

Chief's Award Kevin Schluter

Detective of the Year Jorge Ramirez

Jail Supervisor of the Year Alicia Williams

Life Saving Award Kellar Billingsley

Communications Employee of the Year Jordan Guerrero

Jail Employee of the Year Demetria Wise

Life Saving Award Charles Purvis

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Honor Guard

MISSION:

To represent t he Mansf iel d Pol ice Depart ment and our communit y w it h t he highest l evel of prof essional ism. We al l honor t hose w ho have given t heir l ives in t he prot ect ion of ot hers w hil e uphol ding t he t radit ions of our prof ession and our count r y w it h PRIDE, HONOR and INTEGRITY.

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Our prestigious Honor Guard is comprised of 12 uniformed members and one administrative lieutenant. Duties include funerals, city events, graduations, and events that require the presentation of Colors. The team trains 12 hours every other month and focuses on ceremonious events, casket guard, flag protocols, and precision drill movements. In 2021, the Honor Guard assisted and attended 22 police and public events.

One of the highlights of the year was Honor Guard members Joe Alejandro and James Morales, who participated in a joint Honor Guard at the Texas Rangers Ballpark during Law Enforcement Appreciation Day for the Peace Officers' Angels Foundation.

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Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, and will remain loyal to my community and the agency I serve.

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Wall of HONOR

Of f icer Danny Cordes w as kil l ed in a mot orcycl e accident on May 23, 1986. The accident w as a result of a t rail er coming l oose f rom an oncoming vehicl e and st riking him. We honor t he sacrif ice Of f icer Cordes and his f amil y have made t o t he Cit y of Mansf iel d and it s resident s.

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