Turlock Chief of Police Rob Jackson, who was sworn into his position in February of this year, gave the 2011 Annual Police Report at the most recent regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. The report can be viewed in person at the Police Department, and will soon be available online for review as well.
“Some would say it was really a year of interims,” stated Jackson in regards to the various changes in leadership over the past year in the Police Department. “Those employees that stepped up in the interim role, where they filled the role of their supervisor, did a wonderful job.”
Chief Jackson also gave a brief update on the new Public Safety Facility, which is set to be up and running by the summer of 2013.
Highlights of the report include 81 sworn officers, 67,000 calls for service, approximately 4,000 arrests, issued 4,500 moving citations, and handled nearly 700 collision reports. Jackson reported that out of the 67,000 calls for service, the most common call was for suspicious persons. The department also received 1,600 vocal disturbance calls, and just over 1,500 noise disturbance calls.
Chief Jackson reported that he was concerned about the fourth highest call they received, which were reports of theft.
“[It was] our highest crime call, which equaled 1,455 calls, and that’s a major concern for us.”
The Departments average response time for priority one calls, or emergency calls, was reported at being around 6 minutes, which is one minute less than the previous year’s average.
Jackson reported that the Police Department has seen a 11% reduction in Type 1 crime rates throughout the community. Type 1 crimes include the most serious of crimes such as homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In regards to burglaries, however, Turlock Police Department has witnessed an increase by 17% from the previous year.
Out of the 4,200 arrests made, Police Officers were reported as being required to use force in only 29 cases. Out of the 67,000 calls for service, the Police Department only received 14 formal complaints from citizens.
To view the entire Police Annual Report, please visit the Turlock Police Department located at 900 N Palm.