End of Year Report - Accomplishments

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Calendar Year 2017 

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Williamsburg Police Patch

Significant focus on emerging crime

Joined the Tri-Rivers Narcotics Task Force

Enhanced efforts to disrupt illegal narcotics distribution

Joined Historic Triangle Opioid Task Force

Received DMV grant to reduce speeding

Focused on pedestrian safety in key areas

UCR Part I Crime down 22% (55 fewer incidents)

Created an all hazards plan to mitigate and respond to crisis before they occur

Significant effort to reduce impaired driving through awareness and enforcement

Increased speed studies; formulated action plans to standardize responses

 

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PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT

Major reorganization of command personnel
 
Team attended the National Information Officer Conference
 
Leadership training for entire department, sworn & civilian
 
Additional officers trained to better work with people in crisis
 
Additional officers trained in police bicycle and motorcycle operations 

 

ENHANCED COMMUNITY POLICING

Increased bicycle patrols and increased foot patrols in business areas
 
Enhanced relationships with strategic partners
 
Enhanced education and awareness with student population
 
Toy Drive assisting 39 families and over 100 children
 
Increased officer presence & visibility in areas with higher pedestrian activity
Ident_a_kid cub scout
Hosted Easter Egg Hunt in Highland Park
 
Hosted a Car Fit event ensuring seniors are properly positioned in vehicles
 
Co-hosted community cookouts in several neighborhoods
 
Purchased child & senior identification system and hosted at multiple events
 
Hosted Bicycle Rodeo and assisted kids with bicycle repairs on several occasions
 
Awarded for work with Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to better work with people in crisis
 
"Stuff the Trailer" School Supply Drive assisting over 70 kids with school supplies
 
Entertainment, giveaways and safety information at annual Senior Spring Fling
 
Increased parking enforcement staff to proactively address parking concerns and better educate visitors
 
Partnered with Neighborhood Relations Council to create guides and letters, presented same to the Virginia Municipal League Conference

 

ENHANCED CITIZEN OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS

Career Fair
Creation of the Office of Community Engagement
 
Increased citizen engagement
 
Significant enhancement with social media presence
 
Several Coffee with a Cop events
 
Participated in House of Mercy food distribution
 
National Night Out event with numerous community partners and citizens in attendance
 
Participated in Operation Share 2017 to serve a holiday meal to community members 

 

ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY

Initiated Uniform & Equipment Committee
 
Full implementation of body worn cameras
 
Selected system for electronic management of property & evidence
 
Incorporated system to allow public access to crime mapping and related incidents (communitycrimemap.com)
 
Evaluated software to identify opportunities for reduced officer time and increased data quality
 
Slight increase to vehicle fleet to minimize officer time waiting for vehicles
 
Implemented video magistrate system to reduce officer time out of neighborhoods and expedite magistrate service 

 

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