Public Safety Education
Due: December 2021
Principle: Applies inspection, enforcement, community support, and neighborhood engagement services to residents, businesses, and neighborhood partners in order to preserve safety, compliance, stability, and appearance of neighborhoods through collaborative partnerships and achievement of long-term neighborhood goals.
This strategic result focuses on the development of a formalized community engagement strategy that can be communicated to and referenced by APD staff as they work throughout the community.
A healthy police community relationship is vital to the well being of any community. The Arvada PD weaves community relations into it's core policing strategy.
The development of a community engagement strategy is in early stages of planning. The strategy will be coordinated and aligned with the overall City communication and engagement strategy. The project plan is also currently in the development phase.
Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program
This measure highlights the Crime Free Multi Housing program which is a crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, the fear of crime, illegal drug use and gang activity on apartment properties. The program exists in 2,000 cities within 48 states. Properties participating in crime-free multi-housing programs report reductions in police calls by up to 70%.
The program consists of three phases which must be completed under the supervision of the police department. The anticipated benefits are reduced police calls for service, a stable and more satisfied tenant base, increase demand for rental units due to active property management, lower maintenance & repair costs, and improved personal safety for tenants, landlords and managers.
This program is designed to reduce crime, the fear of crime, illegal drug use and gang activity within apartment properties. Two thousand cities in 48 states participate in this program.
In 2019, 52% of multi-housing complexes participated in crime free programs. Members of the CRIT team are tasked with reaching out to all multi-housing complexes to encourage participation.
Data is gathered by the CRIT team.
Incident Follow Up
The Arvada Police Department strives to follow up with every citizen who initiates a call to the department and wishes to be provided information about a crime or concern. The communication dialogue with citizens is a critical component in our sector based policing model. Positive citizen input continues to re-enforce the importance of this measure. The ability of the Arvada Police Department to communicate the status of events to the community is a fundamental goal. This performance measure provides data indicating the percentage of events where officers contacted the reporting party to provide an update or take a crime report. In March of 2018, the Arvada Police Department transitioned to JEFFCOM, for Emergency communication services, which utilizes a different CAD system (TriTech). After March 21, 2018, data is captured and relayed differently.
Therefore, this measure is comprised of specific calls for service. These calls were chosen based on the probability that a reporting party would need to be contact by a police officer and have an identified point of contact. The measure does not include events where the reporting party refused to provide his/her name or contact information.
The following is list of incident report types tracked:
Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass, Disturbance, Intoxicated Person, Domestic, Forgery, Fraud, Juvenile Complaint, Motor Vehicle Theft, Loud Noise/Noise Disturbance, Suspicious Incident, Suspicious Person, Suspicious Vehicle, Traffic Complaint, Theft, Unwanted Party and Welfare Check
The Arvada Police Department strives to follow up with every citizen who initiates a call to the department and wished to be provide information about a crime or concern. The communication dialogue with citizens is a critical component in our sector based policing model. Positive citizen input continues to re-enforce the importance of this measure. The ability of the Arvada Police Department to communicate the status of events to the community is a fundamental goal.
For the first quarter of 2018, the Arvada Police Department’s Communication Center collected and reported this information. After March 21, the data is collected and provided JEFFCOM.