By 1808Delaware

During the upcoming meeting of Powell City Council on August 15 at 7:30 PM, Council will consider several reports, including the July 2023 Report of the Powell Police Department. Here are several highlights from that document:

Crime Overview and Analysis

Notable Incidents

In the streets and neighborhoods of Powell, the police department’s vigilance never wanes. July brought about notable cases that are emblematic of the force’s commitment to justice:

  • Theft by Deception: A troubling case where an individual fell victim to rental fraud, paying $1,600 on a property advertised on Facebook Marketplace, only to learn that another company managed the rental. Investigation continues.
  • Vandalism: A would-be intruder, captured on camera attempting to force open an office door, left before officers arrived, but the incident is being pursued.
Key Crime Statistics

Crime statistics this month provide insights into the effectiveness of policing:

  • Police Reports: 49
  • Adult Arrests: 1
  • Juvenile Arrests: 0
  • False Alarms: 47 (Note: No longer counted as police reports)

Traffic Safety and Regulations

Road Activities
  • Traffic Stops: 92
  • Traffic Citations: 9
  • Traffic Crashes: 18
  • Traffic Surveys: Various locations witnessed speed monitoring, guiding enforcement efforts.
Community Engagement

Traffic safety was a focal point, with Officer Audrey Wilt leading children through Safety Town traffic lessons and participating in the Fourth of July Bike Parade.

Community Outreach and Crisis Management

Community Oriented Policing

The City of Powell Police Department continued to engage with the community through various activities:

  • Safety Camp: Nearly 90 young campers attended.
  • Community Visits: Officers visited The Teaching Tree, La Petite Academy, and Tutor Time.
  • Special Events: Participation in Lollipop events, Powell’s Third Friday, and more.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

In July, two CIT calls were made, emphasizing the department’s dedication to mental health and non-criminal cases.

Training, Development, and Responsiveness

Professional Training
  • Total Training Hours: 45
  • Topics: Mental Health Crisis refresher, Excel Training – Level 2, Administration of Field Training Officer Programs.
Use of Force and Responsiveness
  • No Uses of Force: A proud note for July.
  • Response Time: 4.55 minutes (This Month), reflecting efficiency.

Other monthly reports to be reviewed by Council include those for the Building, Communications, Finance, and Human Resources Departments.

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