What police accomplished in 2017

A Stockton Police officer examines the scene of a double homicide outside of Lupita's Sports Bar on Charter Way in west Stockton. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD

To complement today’s column on crime in Stockton this year, here are some of the Stockton Police Department’s 2017 accomplishments. I bolded some of the most notable.

* Chief Jones was named Chair of Cal Chiefs evidence based policing subcommittee.

* Was a platinum ASTORS award winner for Best Crime Prevention Program – “Project Forbode”. This applies cutting edge predictive analytics in an effort to both forecast and prevent gun violence incidents.

* Met hiring goals third year in a row (hire 80+ per year).

* Enhanced capacity for our Ceasefire group violence intervention strategy through increased staffing/resources and close coordination with OVP.

* Seized over 745 firearms so far (through November), which is up 17% from last year

* Completed CAD (computer aided dispatch) upgrade; received the 2017 Best in California award for Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management from the Center for Digital Government

* Per last UCR report the YTD numbers for Calls for Service and Dispatched calls through November 2016/2017 are:
Calls for Service 2016 – 373,015 calls received; 126,268 dispatched calls
Calls for Service 2017 – 382,833 calls received; 162,123 dispatched calls
Calls for Service increased by 2.6%
Dispatched calls increased by 28.3%

* Per last UCR report the YTD numbers for Felony Arrests through November 2016/2017 are:

* Felony Arrests 2016 – 3,491

* Felony Arrests 2017 – 3,784

* Felony Arrests increased by 8.3%

* Per last UCR report the YTD numbers for Homicide, Robbery and Agg. Assault through November are:

* Homicide: 40.4% which shows a 13.9% clearance increase from 2016

* Robbery: 22.8% which shows a 2.8% clearance increase from 2016

* Agg. Assault: 33.7 % which shows a 1% clearance increase from 2016

* Wellness unit recognized by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as part of the Destination Zero Program as the national winner for the category of Officer Wellness.

* Ranked 9th in the nation for a city of 300,000+ in National Night Out Participation – up from 13th in 2016.

* Deployment of over 350 upgraded body-worn cameras

Notable Grants received in 2017:

* Micro-Grant for Building Officer Wellness and Resiliency from the Department of Justice COPS Office in partnership with University of the Pacific Athletics. ($75,000)

* Office of Traffic Safety DUI Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant ($555,000), which includes funding for two new motorcycles to expand the Traffic Unit.

* Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) grant ($100,000) for training, education and enforcement efforts.

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