Responses for Public Assistance included general complaints (567), extra patrols (156), medical calls (29), alarms (57), and suspicious persons or vehicles (41). Traffic activity included traffic stops (141), vehicle crashes (40), hit and runs (2), reckless operation (13), DWI (3), and citations (84). Criminal Patrol responses included disturbances (22), fights (5), simple battery (1), criminal damage to property (7), burglaries (7), theft and shoplifting (11), narcotics (5). Officers made 17 total arrests for 49 offenses.
Chief Smith elaborated on high-profile cases, commented on staffing, and answered questions from the Aldermen.
See his report beginning at 6:50 into the video of the meeting. Also, click here for the presentation to two FPD Officers Awarded the American Police Hall of Fame's Life Saving Award and the Silver Star for Bravery.
In other business, the Aldermen
- held a public hearing on millage rates and then approved the resolution
- heard an administrative report from Ellen Waskom
- accepted the resignation of Nolan Ross
- voted to advertise for two positions in the Public Works Department