Partnerships Key to Combating Neighborhood Crime By Holloway[1]

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Partnerships Key to Combating Neighborhood Crime By Holloway[1]

  1. 1. • CPD COMPSTAT / Predictive Policing: – “Computerized Comparison Statistics” – Based upon five essential principles: • Timely and accurate intelligence. • Effective tactics. • Rapid and effective deployment. • Relentless follow-up and assessment. • Commanders and officers held accountable for crime.
  2. 2. • CPD COMPSTAT / Predictive Policing: – Closely aligning resources of, and communication between, the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Analysis Unit. – Crime mapping information distributed to field commanders and officers on daily, weekly, and monthly basis. – Emphasizes neighborhood partnerships. – Neighborhood policing. • Park, Walk, and Talk • Tip411
  3. 3. • CPD COMPSTAT / Predictive Policing: – Quality of life policing/concerns: • Based upon Kelling’s “Broken Windows” theory. • Petty types of crime fosters more serious crime. • Loitering • Panhandling • Public drinking • Fear of crime is a substantial citizen concern, even where crime rates are low.
  4. 4. • CPD COMPSTAT / Predictive Policing: – Initial focus on four specific crimes: • Burglary • Robbery • Prostitution • Narcotics – CPD approach to crime based upon the three “E’s:” • Evaluate • Educate • Enforce – Redistribution of tactical resources: • Anti-Crime Teams • Community Liaison Officers Process is fueled by COMPSTAT - Crime Analysis Unit
  5. 5. CORE VALUES Best city to live, to work, to visit, and to do business in • Burglaries • Robberies • Drugs • Prostitution
  6. 6. CORE VALUES RESOURCES Best city to live, to work, CAU, Citizens, DEA, FBI, FDLE, ICE, ATF, to visit, and to do business in NGOs, other Law • Burglaries Enforcement Agencies, • Robberies and City Resources • Drugs (Code Enforcement, IT, etc.) • Prostitution
  7. 7. CORE VALUES RESOURCES Best city to live, to work, CAU, Citizens, DEA, FBI, FDLE, ICE, ATF, to visit, and to do business in NGOs, other Law • Burglaries Enforcement Agencies, • Robberies and City Resources • Drugs (Code Enforcement, IT, etc.) • Prostitution OPERATIONAL CAPACITY Patrol, CID, and the Communications Center
  8. 8. • Departmental Focus on Crime: – In 2009, the Department’s Robbery Unit was created to address the steady increase in robbery cases.
  9. 9. • Department focus on robberies resulted in substantial increases in arrests.  85% increase in total number of subjects arrested.  91% increase in total number of criminal charges made.
  10. 10. Beach Blanket Thefts (Spring Break - March 6th through April 18th) 20 18 16 In 2010, District One 14 Officers - including Patrol, Traffic Team 12 Officers, and Beach Walk 10 Community Policing 8 Team Officers - focused their deployments to 6 reduce the incidents of 4 Beach Blanket Thefts 2 occurring during Spring Break. 0 2008 2009 2010
  11. 11. Crime Analysis in Action Highlighted Cases
  12. 12. • Successes (Home Invasion Robbery): – Detectives recovered the stun gun and a .357 firearm; the suspect vehicle was seized. Some of the Victim’s Recovered Money
  13. 13. • Successes (Vehicle Burglaries): – During January 2010, 19 vehicle burglaries occurred in the area of Sunset Point Road and North Keene Road. – The majority of the vehicles were unlocked and items of opportunity were targeted. Map of : Incidents / Suspect’s Residence / Suspect Arrests
  14. 14. • Successes (Vehicle Burglaries): – The Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) identified the similarity in pattern and distributed bulletins, containing maps and other information, to both Patrol and CID. – Officers arrested Danielle Ponzio as she was committing one of the burglaries and it was revealed she was communicating with William Kitchin via a portable two way radio. At the time, Kitchin eluded police. – Ponzio was later released from jail and the burglaries continued.
  15. 15. • Successes (Occupied Burglary): – The Criminal Investigations Division, working with the Patrol Division and acting upon a multitude of information provided by the CAU, quickly contacted potential suspects. – Five days later, the suspect, John Pellegrino, was located and arrested.
  16. 16. • Successes (Criminal Mischief): – Between mid-February 2010 and early March 2010, 15 incidents of graffiti occurred. – The CAU connected the incidents and immediately provided analysis and maps of the incidents to CID and Patrol.
  17. 17. • Successes (Criminal Mischief): – A School Resource Officer (SRO) recognized an incident of tagger graffiti at his school as being similar to the information distributed by CAU. Examples of the Tagger Graffiti involved – Working in conjunction with CID, the SRO and detectives quickly located and arrested two juveniles responsible for 14 of the incidents.
  18. 18. • Successes (Narcotics Arrest): – In March 2010, Vice Detectives working in coordination with DEA, stopped an offender’s vehicle. – Clearwater Narcotics K-9 alerted to the vehicle. – Search of the vehicle yielded $215,000 concealed in the vehicle’s dashboard.
  19. 19. • Successes (Residential Burglary): – Though the vehicle was unoccupied, officers located information relating to where the vehicle owner might be the following day. – Acting on the information provided by patrol officers, detectives conducted a surveillance and ultimately made contact with the vehicle owner. – Patrol and CID interviews, as well as other evidence, implicated the owner’s boyfriend, Joshua Hennis. – Hennis was located and arrested two days later and is currently in jail awaiting trial.
  20. 20. • Successes (Narcotics Arrest): – In April 2010, Patrol Officers forwarded a tip to Vice Detectives relating to a known narcotics offender. – Vice Detectives launched a cooperative investigation with Probation / Parole Officers. – The joint investigation led to the arrest of three individuals.
  21. 21. • Successes (Narcotics Arrest): – Vice Detectives seized Oxycodone, cocaine, marijuana, and a .38 revolver.
  22. 22. • Successes (Narcotics Arrest): – In May 2010, Patrol Officers conducted a Park, Walk, and Talk in a residential area to obtain additional intelligence pertaining to drug activity. – With the assistance of concerned citizens, the investigation pointed to narcotics activity at a specific residence – Officers responded to the residence and the investigation led to the arrest of two individuals.
  23. 23. • Successes (Narcotics Arrest): – Officers seized 419 grams of marijuana.
  24. 24. • CPD COMPSTAT Mapping: – Developed by City IT Department in conjunction with Major Teunis. – Allows employees to search reported incidents, within a given period, which are mapped based upon district, zone, or geographic area. • ACISS report data (RMS) • Tri-Tech data (CAD) – Full version available on desktop for supervisors and detectives. – “Lite” version available to officers within their vehicles via laptop computer.
  25. 25. • CPD Mapping Program Log-On:
  26. 26. • Basic Search for Burglaries in District Two:
  27. 27. • Basic Search for Burglaries in District Two: Officers can scroll over individual icons to obtain additional data.
  28. 28. • Example Of Individual Zone Search For All Crime:
  29. 29. • CPD’s renewed focus on robberies resulted in a 13% decrease in robberies. • Overall, the department realized a 2.5% decrease in UCR Part One offenses. • Increased utilization of COMPSTAT and Predictive Policing principles, including Neighborhood Policing, will continue to increase CPD’s ability to address crime and citizen fear of crime. All UCR Part One Percent Change Robbery Crimes 330 0 8400 320 -2 8350 310 8300 300 -4 8250 290 8200 280 -6 8150 8100 270 -8 8050 260 8000 250 -10 2008 2009 2008 2009 (n- -12 (n=8342) (n=8128) (n=318) 275) -14

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