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Improve perception of safety by increasing police and neighborhood involvement, improving neighborhood appearance, addressing neighborhood decay and expanding nuisance abatement.


 

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Citations for seatbelt/child restraint violations increased by 12%.  CMPD's Highway Interdiction Traffic Safety (HITS) Unit increased emphasis on seatbelt/child restraint by participating in three instead of the usual two yearly "Click It or Ticket" campaigns – enforcement efforts that target seatbelt use

 

 
Achievements
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Citizen satisfaction with police services exceeded the target of 70% or above on satisfaction with police services and neighborhood safety.  A citizen survey revealed 73% of respondents report overall satisfaction with police services and 91% feel safe in their neighborhoods.

   -  Vehicle collisions decreased by 6.1%.  Police attribute the decrease to enforcement, engineering and education efforts

   -  Online crime reporting, a new Internet-based service, made reporting of nonemergency crimes more convenient for citizens while freeing officers to respond to more pressing emergencies

   -  The residential fire rate (the number of fires per 1,000 population) decreased to .97 – the lowest residential fire rate in three decades.  The fire fatality rate also continues to decline from previous years, from 6.6 per million population in FY2003 to 4.9 in FY2004.

   -  Fire code inspections were completed by the City's Fire Prevention Bureau within the state-mandated frequencies at a rate of 101%.  This percentage reflects the completion of all current and overdue inspections.  In addition, 99.8% of all fire code violations were corrected within specified times.

   -  Vehicular collisions per vehicle miles traveled (VMT) decreased by 8.5%, surpassing the target of a 5% reduction

   -  Citations for moving violations declined in three of four target categories: speeding (-13%), tailgating (-18%) and DWI (-1%) .

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Various initiatives have been implemented to improve homeland security capabilities, including enhanced training, personal protective equipment purchases, seminars for area security personnel and a newly established ten-county coalition to improve radio system interoperability, coordination and response.

 

photos of City safety personnelAchievements
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Citizen satisfaction with police services exceeded the target of 70% or above on satisfaction with police services and neighborhood safety.  A citizen survey revealed 73% of respondents report overall satisfaction with police services and 91% feel safe in their neighborhoods.

   -  Vehicle collisions decreased by 6.1%.  Police attribute the decrease to enforcement, engineering and education efforts

   -  Online crime reporting, a new Internet-based service, made reporting of nonemergency crimes more convenient for citizens while freeing officers to respond to more pressing emergencies

   -  The residential fire rate (the number of fires per 1,000 population) decreased to .97 – the lowest residential fire rate in three decades.  The fire fatality rate also continues to decline from previous years, from 6.6 per million population in FY2003 to 4.9 in FY2004.

   -  Fire code inspections were completed by the City's Fire Prevention Bureau within the state-mandated frequencies at a rate of 101%.  This percentage reflects the completion of all current and overdue inspections.  In addition, 99.8% of all fire code violations were corrected within specified times.

   -  Vehicular collisions per vehicle miles traveled (VMT) decreased by 8.5%, surpassing the target of a 5% reduction

   -  Citations for moving violations declined in three of four target categories: speeding (-13%), tailgating (-18%) and DWI (-1%) .

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Various initiatives have been implemented to improve homeland security capabilities, including enhanced training, personal protective equipment purchases, seminars for area security personnel and a newly established ten-county coalition to improve radio system interoperability, coordination and response.