Des Moines Police Department 2012 Annual Report The Des Moines Police Department will work in partnership with our community to protect lives and property, and to enforce laws impartially. Des Municipal Court and Public Safety Building in the beginning phase of construction. Use of the building began in 1920. Roy Chamberlain, 1912 N O W Tim Fricke, 2012 2012 Annual Report The same building still serves as the Des Moines Police Station today. 1 Chief’s Message 2012 was a year for reaching to the future. Despite the economy the Des Moines Police Department needed to look forward and continue to build tomorrow’s police force and improve the department’s facilities. Improvements to the Des Moines Police Station included replacing the windows and the old boiler. The new windows will be more energy efficient; the last time the windows were replaced is thought to be during the mid 1970’s. Replacement of the old boiler involved taking it out piece by piece and putting in a new more energyefficient system. Another large remodeling project completed this year was converting the jail areas on the first floor into space for the Property Section. The jail booking area was converted into a consolidated staff area that is more accessible to the public, since it is next to the public information desk and not in the basement. The jail cells on the first floor were converted into storage for property and equipment. The jail cells on the second floor were removed and that space will be converted in the future into more usable space for other purposes than holding arrestees. The Communications Center was also remodeled to help provide a more ergonomically suitable environment for the communication staff. New work terminals and new carpet was installed; very important for an area that is staffed twenty four hours a day and seven days a week to handle several thousand phone calls from the public and radio calls from police and fire personnel, some of which are a matter of life and death. The patrol vehicle fleet also began a transformation with the purchase of new and different police vehicles. The Ford “Crown Victoria,” a workhorse for law enforcement all over the country, has been replaced by Ford with the new “Police Interceptor.” The Police Interceptor will provide better fuel efficiency and offer a more technologically advanced vehicle for officers to operate. Also, some highly fuel efficient hybrid vehicles were purchased for the detective vehicle fleet. A new technology being implemented to help with criminal investigations is the Automatic License Plate Reader system. The system consisting of four cameras mounted on two different patrol vehicles will serve as a screening tool to help officers with identifying stolen vehicles, finding wanted people or offenders associated with a vehicle and missing people associated with a vehicle. Preparing for the future of public safety for the citizens of Des Moines and those that visit include efforts to improve facilities and equipment used by the men and women of the Des Moines Police Department, dedicated people of many disciplines working together to keep Des Moines safe. I would like to express my understanding and compassion for those citizens and visitors who may have been affected by the drought and other challenges in 2012. And to our employees who also may have faced the same challenges I want to express my appreciation for their continued level of service our citizens and visitors have come to expect. Sincerely, Judy A. Bradshaw Chief of Police 2 Des Moines Police Department Police Station Remodeling Various improvements were made to the Des Moines Police Station to make services more accessible to the public, more effective for the employees and more energy efficient to reduce heating and cooling usage and costs. Windows and the front entrance door were replaced with energy efficient models. After renovation of the old jail booking room the Property Management Office was moved from the basement to the first floor. That move put the office next to the Information Desk and made it more accessible to the public. Pictured to the right are the intake lockers officers use to securely drop off evidence and seized or found property. After renovation, the vacated office in the basement is now the OWI (impaired driver) evaluation and testing area. Pictured to the right are the two temporary holding rooms adjacent to the OWI testing area. 2012 Annual Report 3 New Patrol Cars In September 2011 the last Ford Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line. For many years Ford has been producing the Crown Victoria, which has been the workhorse police patrol car for most police departments throughout the United States. To replace the Crown Victoria, Ford introduced the “Interceptor,” marketed to outperform the Crown Victoria. 2009 Ford Crown Victoria A committee was formed to consider patrol vehicle options and they recommended the Ford Interceptor and the Ford Interceptor Utility because of their capabilities. Both models have all-wheel-drive, traction control steering, proper acceleration and better gas mileage because of technological advancements in engine development. 2012 Ford Interceptor Pictured to the left in 1927 is then Chief Roy Chamberlain standing next to a 1926 Nash Touring 6. 4 Des Moines Police Department Patrol Services Bureau An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The same can be said about the duties of a police officer, with the addition of “even when heading towards danger.” Patrol services are the foundation of law enforcement. When new officers join the department their first assignment is patrol; working nights, weekends and holidays. Calls for Service Officers were dispatched to a total of 191,962 calls Police Reports Completed 37,783 Fire & EMS Events 20,924 OWI (Impaired Driving) Arrests 794 Traffic Tickets Issued 24,859 Parking Tickets Issued (Police and Zoning) 60,161 Accidents Investigated 5,934 The Des Moines Police Department’s Patrol Services Bureau provides the services of patrol, neighborhood-based service delivery, traffic enforcement, accident investigation and school resource officers. Pictured to the left is Patrol Canine “Jack” and pictured below are Patrol Officers Jeremy Sprague and Dianna Kealy. Pictured in the lower left is the first speed radar in a Des Moines Police car in 1952. Pictured to the right is Senior Police Officer Tony Gomez in a Des Moines Police traffic car in 2012. In addition to a police radio there is a mobile data terminal (computer) and printer, in-car cameras and a viewing screen, fixed speed radar with antennas, and a hand-held speed radar on the seat. 2012 Annual Report 5 Community Involvement “The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.” Sir Robert Peel, 1788 – 1850 The Des Moines Police Department continues to be committed to a partnership with our community. Neighborhood Associations come together annually for National Night Out, a program to promote a neighborhood spirit and a partnership for safer communities. Pictured above are members of the community and the Des Moines Police Department with the Neighborhood Watch sign. This photograph was on the cover of the 1993 Des Moines Police Ball book. The Safe Summer Kickoff by the King Irving Neighborhood Association at Evelyn Davis Park. The Des Moines Police Department sponsored a basketball team at the Salvation Army. Pictured to the right are kids from various teams and members of the Iowa Energy Basketball Team. 6 Des Moines Police Department Community Ambassador Program The Community Ambassador Program is a team of volunteers comprised of community leaders and clergy of all denominations serving as liaisons with the police department and the community. The goal of the program is to improve the overall safety and the wellbeing of the community. Pictured above is The President’s Volunteer Service Award presented in recognition and appreciation of the Community Ambassador Program. At an appreciation event in September the Community Ambassadors were recognized for their commitment and contributions to the community. The event was also a great opportunity for the kids to see some of the police equipment first hand and interact with the CAP members and police officers. 2012 Annual Report 7 My Cops The Des Moines Police Department launched the Mentoring Youth with Cops Program, a program designed for at-risk youth living in the community, ages 10 to 17 years. This program joins the Des Moines Police Department’s Police Activities League and the Junior Police Explorers. The goal of the My COPS program is for police employees to interact with the youths and have a positive impact on their lives. In 2012 the youth and their police mentors attended an Iowa Cubs game, a Barnstormers game, Adventureland Park, the Iowa State Fair, an Iowa State University football game, bowling, movie night, paddle boating and went bike riding at Gray’s Lake. With the help of the local business community the youth were able to go to the Iowa State Fair and ride the carnival rides. Pictured to the upper left with the kids is Sergeant Larina Blad. The youth pictured above attended an inspirational program titled “It is Achievable” by Dr. Tererai Trent, a scholar and a humanitarian who shares her life story that is both tragic and inspiring to spread a message of hope. The youth attended with Sergeant Lillie Miller. 8 Des Moines Police Department Homeland Security Bureau One of the responsibilities of the Homeland Security Bureau is dignitary security. With the presidential election of 2012 and Iowa’s first in the nation caucus, there were forty dignitary visits to Des Moines. Pictured to the right in the East Village on election eve is President Barack Obama, speaking to the crowd of thousands. There was also a performance by singer Bruce Springsteen. The list of dignitaries to visit Des Moines in 2012 also included the First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Photograph Courtesy of Victoria Herring Governor Mitt Romney, Senator Rick Santorum, Senator John Boehner, Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete, China Vice President Xi Jinping and the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. A dignitary visit involves coordination with many police, fire and military agencies in advance and during an event. Pictured in the lower right is President Harry Truman when he visited Des Moines many years ago. Other dignitaries from years gone by include President Theodore Roosevelt, Pilot Charles Lindbergh, Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Pope John Paul II. 2012 Annual Report 9 Welcome Aboard! In 2012 there were several “new police officers” that joined the Des Moines Police Department that have ties to “seasoned police officers” that joined the Department several years ago. Following in their family’s footsteps and continuing the tradition of public service are Matt Danner who is the son of 33 year veteran Detective Brian Danner (pictured right), Lindsey Kenkel who is the daughter of retired Officer Craig Hamilton, Andrew Kilgore who is the son of former Identification Technician John Kilgore (now retired from the DCI), Zachary McCarthy who is the nephew of retired Chief Bill McCarthy and Michael Roth who is the son of retired Sergeant Ralph Roth. Training provided by the Des Moines Regional Police Academy in 2012 30,949 Hours for Police Officers 820 Hours for Reserve Police Officers 2,129 Hours for Support Personnel Lindsey Kenkel 10 Craig Hamilton Zachary McCarthy Bill McCarthy Michael Roth Ralph Roth ► A total of 33,898 hours of personnel training ► The hiring process and basic training for the 71st Recruit Class ► The Ninth Annual Citizens Academy was co-hosted with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau The Newest Detectives Senior Police Officers (left to right) Aaron Entrekin, Yanira Scarlett, Mike McBride, Danny White and Rob Clark were selected for assignment to the Detective Bureau on December 10, 2012. Their assignments are Crimes Against Persons, Family Conflict, Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property, respectively. A Retired Detective Detective Bob Lewis is pictured in the photographs from 1977 and 2012, before his retirement. One of his early duties was to ride a three-wheeledmotorcycle. 2012 Crimes Solved Cleared in Des Moines National Average* Murder Reported 10 / Cleared 7 70.0% 64.8% Rape Reported 94 / Cleared 40 42.5% 41.2% Aggravated Assaults Reported 587 / Cleared 455 56.9% Robbery Reported 234 / Cleared 77 Burglary Reported 2,371 / Cleared 288 Theft Reported 6,708 / Cleared 1522 Auto Theft Reported 843 / Cleared 132 77.5% 32.9% 28.7% 12.1% 12.7% 22.6% 21.5% 15.6% 11.9% *2011 data; 2012 not available Pictured at left collecting evidence is Crime Scene Investigator Rex Sparks. 2012 Annual Report 11 Vice and Narcotics Control 2012 Drug Seizures and Street Values Quantity Street Value Cocaine/Crack 418.2 grams $41,820.00 Cocaine Powder 381.5 grams $38,150.00 Ecstasy Heroin $530.00 53 grams $31,992.50 11.3 grams Marijuana 84,277.61 grams Methamphetamine 3,121.86 grams $1,011,331.32 $390,232.50 Mushrooms 59.6 grams $715.20 Other Narcotics 964.5 pills $29,128.75 6,459.6 pills $14,934.00 Miscellaneous Pills Total street value of drugs seized: $1,558,834.27 2012 Enforcement Statistics 1,599 Drug Related Arrests 45 Prostitution Arrests 162 Alcohol Compliance Checks 106 Alcohol Violations 183 Tobacco Compliance Checks 15 Tobacco Violations 59 Search Warrants 7 Clandestine Meth Labs Narcotics officers seized thirty pounds of high grade hydromarijuana that led to the arrest of four suspects in January. 18 Meth Lab Dump Sites 1,169 Drug Locker Follow-up Cases Pictured above in 1969 is Lieutenant Lawrence Carpe (retired) burning confiscated drugs 12 Des Moines Police Department Administrative Services Bureau The Administrative Services Bureau consists of the Communications and Records Sections, the Police Technology Services Section and the Property Management Section. Pictured to the left in the renovated main jail area are (left to right) Rena Thomas, Chuck Russell, Krista Morton and Sharon Schinkel. That area now serves as a property holding area to store thousands of items that must be kept until the conclusion of the related case. 2012 Property Management Property Reports Weapons to the DCI The old entrance to the main jail area before renovation. Property Released Looking towards Vehicles impounded the future, the Records Section Vehicles Sold has been Vehicles Released working on Certified Letters upgrading the in-house records management system, with the most significant change that will allow police officers to type reports in their patrol cars and then transmit them electronically to the records system in a timelier manner and to reduce paperwork. Calls Received and Made 911 Land Line Phone Calls Received 911 Wireless Phone Calls Received 911 VoIP Phone Calls Received Non-911 Calls Phone Calls Received 178 1,883 4,887 449 4,438 3,469 2012 27,523 122,604 713 194,089* TOTAL PHONE CALLS RECEIVED 344,929 Phone Calls Made 51,285* TOTAL PHONE CALLS RECEIVED AND MADE 396,214 *Average of the last five years because of counter system failure 2012 Annual Report 6,005 Pictured above in 1919, is Officer Ed Mellon using a call box to communicate with the station. 13 Promotions 14 Doug Harvey Major 10/29/2012 Paul Stout Captain 10/29/2012 Camden Moran Captain 10/29/2012 Tony Knox Lieutenant 10/29/2012 Russ Schafnitz Lieutenant 10/29/2012 Larry Davey Lieutenant 10/29/2012 Tina Kalar Sergeant 10/29/2012 Ron Kouski Sergeant 10/29/2012 Lance Ripperger Sergeant 10/29/2012 Garth House Sergeant 6/25/2012 Gregg Wessels Sergeant 8/20/2012 Andrew Phipps Sergeant 5/28/2012 Richard Wallace Sergeant 2/20/2012 Rena Thomas MV Program Clerk 9/3/2012 Des Moines Police Department Special Awards Officers Colin Boone, Jeremy Sprague, Aaron Cawthorn, John Carter, Robin Swank (pictured at left) and Sergeant Michael McTaggart received honorable mention at the nineteenth annual Top Cops Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 12, 2012 for their acts of courage during the rescue of passengers in an SUV that was involved in a rollover accident and caught on fire. The Top Cops Award Ceremony was created to recognize law enforcement officers for their selfless acts of bravery and courage. The ceremony is part of National police week held every year in Washington, D.C. They also received the Sullivan Brothers Award for Valor at the Iowa State Capitol on November 8, 2012 (pictured in below photograph). The Sullivan Brothers Award is presented annually through the Iowa Department of Public Safety and is awarded to peace officers and firefighters who, while serving in an official capacity, distinguish themselves by performance of a heroic act beyond the normal demands of their service and where the officer or firefighter is fully aware of the threat to his or her personal safety. 2012 Annual Report 15 Department Awards The Lifesaving Award was presented to Phoukham Tran, the Service Injury Award was presented to Phhoukam Tran, the Certificate of Commendation was presented to Lieutenant Joe Gonzalez, Sergeant Jeff Phillips, Senior Police Officers Brian Cuppy, Chris Curtis, Ryan Doty, Jerry Fisher, Cody Grimes, Doua Lor, Darin Miller, Tim Nading, Elliot Ness, Josh Rhamy, Ted Stroope and Mandy Weltz. Phoukam Tran Joe Gonzalez Jeff Phillips Brian Cuppy Chris Curtis Ryan Doty Jerry Fisher Cody Grimes Doua Lor Darin Miller Josh Rhamy Mandy Weltz Tim Nading 16 Elliott Ness and Ted Stroope Des Moines Police Department Employee Recognition On July 12, 2012 Des Moines Senior Police Officer Paul Parizek, pictured at left, was honored by the Des Moines Rotary Club as Police Officer of the year. Officer Parizek has taken an interest in studying outlaw motorcycle gangs and gang members and in August of 2011 he was recognized by the Midwest Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association as the Top Cop at the annual conference. Officer Parizek’s work ethic and innate skills as a police officer make him the perfect selection for the Rotary Club’s Police Officer of the Year Award. The Optimist Club of Des Moines recognized several Des Moines Police Department employees for their work and dedication. Senior Police Officer Cordell Miller Detective Jeff Shannon Senior Police Typist Mary Garrison Senior Police Officer Ron Kouski Detective Terry Mitchell Communications Administrator Sandy Morris Officers Jim Oleson and Jeremy Walburn, pictured at right with Chief Judy Bradshaw and Assistant Chief Dave Lillard, competed in and posted the highest two officer team score during the 2012 Iowa Police Pistol Combat Regional Match held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 2012 Annual Report 17 Canine Team Accomplishments In September the Des Moines Police Department’s four patrol canines and their handlers participated in the United States Police Canine Association’s Patrol Dog 1 certification event in Sioux City, Iowa. The event consisted of testing in the areas of obedience, agility, searching for evidence, searching for a suspect and apprehension of a suspect. All were successful in earning certification and the Des Moines team earned second place in the department teams category, Officer Mark Miller earned second place in the overall category and Officer Cordell Miller earned first place in the agility category. Mark Miller and Emir II In April the explosives detection canines and their handlers participated in the United States Police Canine Association’s explosives detection certification event in Des Moines, Iowa. Also, in September the Des Moines Police Department’s two explosives detection canines and their handlers participated in the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ explosives detection certification event in Kansas City, Missouri. The event consisted of testing in the areas of vehicles searches, parcel searches, open area searches and a mission search, the mission search was Arrowhead Stadium. Both were successful in earning certification in both events, and at the local event Officer Chris Mahlstadt earned first place in the overall category and Officer Scott Neely earned first place in the room search category. Ron Kouski and Cak (pronounced Zack) 18 Chris Mahlstadt and Ives Cordell Miller and Bello Scott Neely and Indigo Alycia Peterson and Jack Des Moines Police Department Military Service Meunsaveng, pictured to the right at Combat Readiness Training at Fort Dix Army Base in New Jersey, before being deployed. Senior Police Officer Dao Meunsaveng, serving for 15 years with the Iowa Air National Guard, was deployed from March through November 2012 to Oman, Afghanistan for support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For supporting the employees that also serve in the military the Department of Defense recognized the Des Moines Police Department with “Freedom Award Nominee,” the “Above and Beyond Award” and a “Patriotic Employer” certificate. Senior Police Officers Jason Hays, pictured in the below left photograph, and Jeremy Walburn, pictured in the below right photograph, received a department certificate of appreciation for their prior military service. Thanks for your extra service! 2012 Annual Report 19 Des Moines Police Chaplain – Retired Police Captain On November 7, 2012 Retired Des Moines Police Captain Marv Brewer received his Police Chaplain badge from Chief Judy Bradshaw. Chaplain Brewer joins Chaplain Carolyn King in service to the department, and more importantly in service to all the police employees when they need to talk to someone for confidential religious guidance. Marv Brewer served on the Des Moines Police Department for 26 years, where he demonstrated his faith by his hard work, ethics and moral principles. For several years before retirement he taught police ethics classes at the Des Moines Regional Police Academy. After retirement in 1996 he completed training with the Catholic Church and he continues to serve others as a deacon in his church. Police Chaplain Marv Brewer and Chief Judy Bradshaw Then “Captain Marv Brewer” is pictured at the right in a photograph from the 1991 Des Moines Police Ball book. Reverend Carolyn King, pictured left, received her police chaplain badge on January 19, 2011. In addition to serving as a police chaplain Reverend King is active in leading the Community Ambassador Program. Both chaplains attend events such as the recruit graduation ceremonies and memorial services, staff meetings to provide input on issues facing the police department and they are on call in the event of officer involved tragedy such as an officer involved shooting or an officer is seriously injured.
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