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FY 1994 Annual Report1994 A COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT CITY OF COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 2611-A TEXAS AVE. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS 77840 (409) 764-3600 FAX (409) 764-3468 March 31 st, 1995 Mr. Tom Brymer Interim City Manager, City of College Station Dear Mr. Brymer, The year 1994 was indeed a challenging one for the College Station Police Department. While for the first time in several years, the overall increase in calls for services was relatively insignificant, at 0.65% over 1993 figures, the number of Major Crimes did continue an upward trend. After a five year period in which no murders were reported in College Station, in one 11 week period of 1994, there were five homicides in the city. Three of these were Capital Murder offenses, and all of them required the level of intensity and professional effort that people expect in such cases. All five homicides were cleared by arrest of the suspect, and all were awaiting trial as of the end of the year. I am proud of the efforts of the employees of the department, and the excellent work they performed in these cases, as well as in the continuing effort to provide quality police services for the citizens of College Station. It is with this great pride in the skill and professionalism of this department that I now submit this 1994 Annual Report of the College Station Police Department. S incerely, Edgar R. Feldman, Chief of Police College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 1 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS Table Of Contents 2 Law Enforcement Code Of Ethics 3 Mission Statement 4 Department Goals 4 Value Statement 5 Challenges 6 College Station Population 1950 - 2000 7 Changes In 1994 8 New Programs 8 Expanded Or Enhanced Programs 8 Organizational Chart 9 Special Projects 10 General Statistics 12 Major Offenses And Calls For Service 13 Major Offenses 13 Calls For Service 13 Arrest Information On Major Offenses 14 Arrest Information On Alcohol/Drug Offenses 14 Stolen And Recovered Property In 1994 15 1994 Motor Vehicle Accidents 15 Alcohol Related Accidents 15 Awards 16 Complaints And Internal Affairs Investigations 17 Training 18 Assistance To Other Agencies 19 Recruiting And Training 20 Promotions 21 Retirements/Resignations/Terminations 22 Education 23 The Future 24 College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 2 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Law Enforcement Code of Ethics As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice. will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner which does not bring discredit to me or my agency; I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary on obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty. will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities. I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will never engage in acts of bribery nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice. know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence. will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession ... law enforcement. International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. 1991 College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 3 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT We, the members of the College Station Police Department, exist to serve the citizens of and visitors to our community with respect, fairness, and compassion. We are dedicated to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the maintenance of law and order; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and upholding the constitutional rights of all those within our jurisdiction. With a philosophy of service to the customer, we have established goals and objectives designed to achieve our mission. By the investigation of all offenses and incidents that come to our attention, we seek to improve the quality of life and sense of security in our community. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of law enforcement conduct and ethics. We seek to earn and maintain public confidence by holding ourselves responsible to those we serve. With the knowledge that we are servants of the public, we dedicate ourselves to professional growth and development through effective leadership training. DEPARTMENT GOALS To Protect Life, Liberty, and Property To Reduce Criminal Opportunity To Recover Lost or Stolen Property To Preserve Civil Order To Investigate Crime To Enforce Statutory Law To Apprehend Violators and Vigorously Seek Prosecution To Provide Assistance and Service Through Education, Advice, and Referral College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 4 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT VALUE STATEMENT • Dedication to the department's mission and professional conduct in providing law enforcement services is essential to community support and successful performance. • Positive contributions and innovation are supported and encouraged in the achievement of the organizational goals. • Organizational pride and integrity are the direct results of interpersonal trust, individual honesty, healthy competition, teamwork, and open communications at all levels. • Authority must be extended to the appropriate organizational level and individuals must be willing to accept personal responsibility and organizational accountability for their decisions. • Our future is determined by the development and maturity of each individual member. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 5 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Challenges In 1994, the College Station Police Department once again faced some significant challenges. Among these were the implementation of the "Combined Public Safety Dispatch" system, the addition of "Emergency Medical Dispatch" program, a serial arsonist, and five homicides within an 11 week period beginning in July of 1994. The Combined Public Safety Dispatch required addition of 10 personnel to the 15 already assigned to the Communications Division, and involved the department taking over all dispatching duties for Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services in the city. The process began in late 1993 with the recruiting and hiring of the additional personnel, and came "on-line" in the early spring of 1994. This program benefited the city in that persons trained as firefighters were no longer required to perform dispatch functions on a "part time" basis, allowing them to dedicate their entire shift to fire fighting duties. It also insured that persons performing dispatching functions received training specifically in those duties. As part of the Combined Dispatch program, College Station became the first city in this area to offer "Emergency Medical Dispatch", which allows trained personnel to give life saving instructions over the telephone, starting the emergency treatment of victims even before the Emergency Medical Services arrive at the scene. In February of 1994, there were several home fires in the local area, including one within the College Station City limits, which were arson fires, apparently set to conceal a burglary of the home. A joint task force was established with several local agencies, and in early March, officers of the College Station Police Department were instrumental in identification and arrest of a suspect who later confessed to the local burglary/arson cases, as well as one which occurred near Conroe. After a five year period without a homicide in College Station, 1994 saw five homicide cases within an 11 week period beginning in July. All five cases were cleared by arrest of the suspect within days of the offense. However, the level of investigation required on these cases, particularly since 3 of them were Capital Murder cases, is extremely labor-intensive. During this period, the department was not only required to handle the investigations, but to respond to local, state and national media inquiries and requests regarding the fact that these offenses occurred within such a relatively short time span. Even with these special demands, the daily business of handling other criminal activity, providing prevention services, and responding to calls for service from the public did not stop. The department continued to provide these services on a daily basis, as well as providing the in depth investigation and continued work on the murder cases. All five cases resulted in arrests of the suspects, all of whom were awaiting trial as of the end of 1994. During this year, a survey of residents commissioned by the city showed that 92.9% of citizens responding to the questionnaire rated the College Station Police Department as "Average to Excellent" with the majority of those surveyed rating the department in the "Excellent" category. This is indicative of the level of support the department receives from the citizens of College Station, and this support goes a long way towards making this community such a great one in which to live and work. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 6 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT COLLEGE STATION POPULATION 1950 - 2000 70000 - 60000 50000 - 40000 30000 20000 10000 0 17676 7925 11396 37296 52456 62860 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 In the last five decades, College Station has experienced a remarkable amount of growth. In projections provided in early 1994, the city planning department estimated that the city would reach a population of 62,860 by the year 2000. Recently, media reports indicated that College Station's population had exceeded that of Bryan for the first time in history. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 7 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Changes in 1994 New Programs High School Resource Officer In this program, beginning in January 1994, an Police Officer teaches Criminal Justice classes in A&M Consolidated High School for academic credit at both the high school and junior college level. One half of this officer's salary is funded by the College Station ISD. Jr. High Resource Officer In the Junior High School, an officer was assigned to teach the DARE program and to serve as a guest lecturer, and resource for both students and faculty. One half of this officer's salary is also funded by the College Station ISD. Combined Public Safety Dispatch In combining communications for Fire and Police, the effectiveness and efficiency in dispatching emergency services was improved. This program insures that persons serving as dispatcher are trained as dispatchers, and that persons trained as firefighters are freed to act as firefighters. To achieve this end, ten additional personnel were required, six to serve as "Public Safety Officers" handling jailing duties in the holding facility, taking crime and incident reports by telephone and walk-in reports at the station, and assisting communications operators in answering phone calls. As part of this program the first Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) program in the local area was initiated. The EMD program involves special training for communications operators, enabling them to give life saving instructions over the telephone, before the ambulance arrives on the scene, getting emergency treatment to the patient almost immediately. Expanded or Enhanced Programs Additional Records Technician The addition of one Records Technician allowed the department to handle increased work load due to Federal Mandate (Brady Law) requiring background checks on those individuals who purchase handguns. In the first 9 months of this law, over 820 checks were performed. This position also allows for entry of citations into the department records system thus providing readily accessible records for both administrative and investigatory tasks. Increased Patrol Staffing Levels For the first time since 1983, an authorization for increasing the actual patrol officer staffing level of the department was made in the 1993-1994 budget year. The "lag time" involved in recruiting, hiring, and training these officers meant that the effect of this increase became noticeable in late summer of 1994 when the first of the officers hired in late 1993 completed training. In combination with this increase in authorized staffing levels, an over -hire program, which was funded by the salary money allocated for positions that were vacant for part of the year, was initiated. This program, which allowed up to three persons to be hired over the authorized strength resulted in no additional cost over the original budget. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 8 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Chief of Police Admin. Lt. Accred. Mgr. Operations Bureau Commander Uniformed Division Criminal Investigations 1st Watch Commander 2nd Watch Commander 3rd Watch Commander Traffic Sgt. C D Commander Patrol Sgt. Patrol Sgt. Patrol Sgt. Patrol Sgt. Patrol Sgt. Patrol Sgt. Traffic Section CID Sgt. Narc. Sgt. Patrol Squad Patrol Squad Patrol Squad Patrol Squad Patrol Squad Patrol Squad School Xing Crim. Invest. Narc. Invest. Parking Attdt. Staff Asst. Secretary Technical Svcs. Division Records Section Property & Evidence Crime Scene Technician Staffing Sworn Personnel Chief of Police Police Majors Police Lieutenants Police Sergeants Police Master Officers Police Senior Officers Police Officers Total Sworn Personnel Secretary Services Bureau Commander Recruiting & Training Crime Prev. D.A.R.E. School Resources Animal Control 1 2 7 11 10 15 32 78 Civilian Personnel (full-time) Records Supervisor 1 Records Technician 4 Property/Evidence Technician 1 Communications Manager 1 Communications Shift Supervisor 3 Communications Operator 15 Public Safety Officer 6 Staff Assistant 1 Secretary 2 Animal Control Officer 2 Total Civilian Personnel 36 Communications/Jail Division Communications Shift 1 Communications Shift 2 Communications Shift 3 Part-time Civilian Personnel Parking Attendant 1 (1/2 Time) School Crossing Guard 10 (2 hr. per day) Total Part-time Civilians 11 College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 9 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Special Projects In addition to the operational programs initiated by the department during the year, several other programs and projects were conducted by the department. "Blue Heat" In the past, students graduating from the D.A.R.E. program at CSISD were treated to a free concert as part of the graduation ceremonies. The band for this concert in recent years was one composed of San Antonio Police Officers, whose full time assignment was to serve as a D.A.R.E. band. In 1993, several musically talented officers from the College Station Police Department organized a band for D.A.R.E. concerts on their own. The officers supplied the talent and all the original work, and with assistance from donations and volunteers from both inside and outside the department, provided the free concert for the D.A.R.E. graduates of College Station I.S.D. previously performed by the San Antonio band. After this concert, the volunteer officers of "Blue Heat" as the band was named, also provided concerts for D.A.R.E. graduates of Bryan and Navasota. In support of these volunteers, Brazos Valley Medical Center provided a grant of $5000.00 to purchase equipment and instruments. The band continued to practice, and will perform concerts for the graduates again in 1995. The department is proud of these talented Volunteers, who give of their own time and efforts to provide something special for the school children of our area. "Blue Heat - 1994" Major Mason Newton Sgt. Gary Bishop Master Officer John Orozco Senior Officer "Bubba" Sayers Senior Office Volie Schultea Citizens Police Academy The Citizens Police Academy continues to be one of the most popular programs ever held by the department. In 1994, once again, the applications far exceeded the available spaces for both the spring and fall classes. Students attending the academies obtain a unique perspective on the day to day operations of the department and what it means to be a police officer. Department personnel serving as instructors benefit from the input and fresh ideas that sometimes come from academy students. Members of the department also benefit from the level of support and understanding shown by current and previous attendees of the academy. The "routine" contacts the officers and citizens have, where the citizen has recently witnessed or been victimized by a crime, incident, or accident, are highly stressful situations, in which positive contacts are difficult. The Citizens Police Academy gives both police officers and citizens an opportunity to interact in an environment different from that normally associated with police contact, and creates a forum for exchanging information and ideas. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 10 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Techno-Car 2000 In 1994, the College Station Police Department, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety, was selected to participate in the "Techno-Car 2000" Program. This program, coordinated by the Texas Traffic Institute, involved developing a vehicle as a "technology demonstrator". This car would be used to develop and to field test some of the developing technology available today in a "real life" situation. The car was a regular CSPD Patrol unit, outfitted with a "pen based" hand held or vehicle mounted computer, a Global Positioning System, a Heads Up Display, and other technical innovations of use to law enforcement. The "pen based" computer used by the officers in the test was small enough to be hand held, and was used for writing traffic citations, accident reports, and other applications by writing on the screen with a pen. The software included "character recognition" capabilities, allowing the officer to make "direct input" of the information for a report or citation, and with a "radio link" this information was immediately transferable to department or courts records. This car was featured on the Cable News Network's "Science and Technology Today" program, as a "cutting edge way to reduce redundant paperwork" and increase efficiency. The project was successful, and plans are underway to continue the project, under a federal research grant, which would supply the department with both the equipment to test, and a car to test it in. Brazos Vision 2020 On the 21 st of May, "Brazos Vision 2020" had a historical display set up in the old Wal-Mart building in Bryan to present changes in the communities from 1894 to the present. The city of College Station, the City of Bryan, and Brazos County were invited to set up booths at this display. The College Station Police Department display showed changes in the department since it was formed in the 1940's including photographs, old uniforms and equipment and other memorabilia. The Traffic Section of the Department also displayed the "Techno-Car 2000" technology demonstrator at this event. Volunteers In 1994, five citizen volunteers from our community donated approximately 600 hours of work time to help the College Station Police Department. These volunteers brought a wealth of experience and expertise to the department and were a valuable asset to the department in day to day operations. The 1994 volunteers were: Evalyn Manning Stanley Lowy Santos Ramirez John Crump Kathi Crump The department is grateful for the assistance of these special people. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 11 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT General Statistics For the second year in a row, College Station experienced an increase in Major Crimes in 1994. However, 1994 saw the first significant "flattening" of the rate of increase in total activity for the department since 1984. The two charts below illustrate the changes in "Major Crimes" and in "Total Calls for Service" from 1987 through 1994. 4000 — 3707 3500 --- 3000 — 2500 — 2000 - 1500 — 1000 — 500 0 - 1987 3730 1988 3362 1989 MAJOR CRIMES 1987 - 1994 2793 1990 2627 2557 2664 2439 1991 1992 1993 1994 45000 40000 35000- 30000 25000 2000 15000 10000 5000- 0- - 23736 1987 1988 TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 1987 - 1994 1989 1990 1991 1992 40688 1993 40952 1994 College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 12 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Major Offenses and Calls for Service Major Offenses "Major Offenses" are those criminal incidents categorized as "Part I Crimes" or "Index Crimes" by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. This list includes both Felony and Misdemeanor crimes under Texas Law. The table below compares the number of reported Major Offenses in 1993 and 1994. Offense 1993 1994 % Change Reports Reports (+ or-) Murder 0 5 +100.00% Sexual Assault (Rape) 22 13 -40.91% Robbery 25 28 +12.00 Aggravated Assault 79 103 +30.38% Burglary 932 1050 +12.66 Theft 1370 1367 -0.22% Vehicle Theft 129 98 -24.03% Total Major Crimes Reported 2557 2664 +4.18% Calls for Service A "Call for Service" is defined as "any event or situation which requires a response from the police department." This includes, but is not limited to: crimes in progress, traffic accidents, arresting offenders, taking reports of criminal offenses or non criminal incidents, and responding to citizen calls for assistance. Calls for Service do not include: issuing traffic citations, security checks of homes or businesses, giving directions or answering questions, or conducting special programs such as crime prevention talks or the Citizens Police Academy. In the twelve years from 1983 through 1994, the demand for police services, as measured by Calls for Service, has increased by 135.30%, from 17,404 calls in 1983 to 40,952 calls in 1993. In 1994, the annual growth was minimal at only 0.65%. Yet even with this moderate increase, the average increase per year is 7.35%. 45000 40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000- 10000- 5000 20144 17404 18318 16953 23736 30362 27896 40688 40952 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 13 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Arrest Information on Major Offenses Number of Number of Number of Number of Offense Adults Juveniles Adults Juveniles Arrested in Arrested in Arrested in Arrested in 1993 1993 1994 1994 Murder 0 0 5 0 Sexual Assault 2 0 4 0 Robbery 12 1 9 2 Aggravated Assault 21 0 29 7 Other Assault 74 6 79 4 Burglary of Building 8 4 2 1 Burglary of Habitation 21 1 9 1 Burglary of Vehicle 14 1 38 8 Burglary of Coin Operated Machine 0 0 0 0 Vehicle Theft 10 3 2 4 Theft 222 32 232 64 Total 384 48 409 91 Arrest Information on Alcohol/Drug Offenses Adult Juvenile Adult Juvenile Offense Arrests Arrests Arrests Arrests in 1993 in 1993 in 1994 in 1994 Possession of Marijuana 80 1 77 4 Possession of Other Controlled Substance 16 0 14 1 Liquor Law Violations 63 0 58 0 (other than Minor in Possession) Minor in Possession of Alcohol* * 1087 * 1206 (Adults 17-20 and Juveniles together) Driving While Intoxicated 267 1 211 1 Public Intoxication 383 1 557 3 Total 809 1090 917 1215 * Under Texas Law: A Juvenile is a person who has not reached his or her 17th birthday. A "Minor" is someone who has not yet reached his or her 21 st birthday. For "Minor In Possession" statistics group both minors and juveniles together. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 14 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Stolen and Recovered Property in 1994 Type Property Currency Jewelry/Precious Metals Clothing Motor Vehicles Office Equipment Electronics Firearms Household Items Consumable Goods Miscellaneous Livestock Stolen in Recovered in 1993 1993 $53,477 $471 $113,400 $4,072 $48,890 $9,060 $1,143,746 $786,190 $84,474 $1,317 $232,949 $17,040 $30,680 $2,145 $41,853 $1,615 $6,824 $1,372 $293,845 $37,628 $3,500 $3,500 Stolen in 1994 $108,772 $147,482 $52,729 $522,252 $41,316 $397,982 $15,868 $28,929 $3,985 $295,845 $400 Recovered in 1994 $641 $11,569 $10,727 $354,109 $2,747 $23,590 $50 $1,660 $689 $40,646 $0 Total $2,053,638 $864,410 $1,615,560 $446,428 1994 Motor Vehicle Accidents Major (with visible or claimed personal injuries) Minor (with property damage only) Fatality * Total Accidents 1993 314 1266 3 1583 * Fatality Accidents included in count of Major Accidents. Alcohol Related Charges Filed 1994 % Change 471 + 50.00% 1186 - 6.32% 1 - 66.67% 1657 + 4.87% Alcohol Related Accidents (included above) 1993 32 31 1994 16 14 College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 15 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Awards The College Station Police Department is proud to recognize those employees whose outstanding performance, dedication, and efforts have brought them honors and awards from the department, and from the community we serve. Some of the awards received by employees of this department are listed below. Recognition by the Texas State Senate On May 4th, 1994, Officers Nathan Brown, Kerry Williamson, and Phil Brown, received copies of Texas State Senate Proclamation #708. This proclamation honored them and the College Station Fire Department personnel responded to a major accident earlier in the year involving an 11 year old boy on a bicycle who had been hit by a truck. This is the second year in a row in which the Texas Legislature has recognized officers of this department for outstanding services. Employee of the Month This award is presented by the chief of police to recognize outstanding performance or achievement by a member of the department. The award is given on an "as merited" basis, and may not be given each month, and when circumstances dictate, more than one employee may receive the award in a given month. Persons recognized as Employee of the Month in 1994 were: March - Officer Doug Muxworthy April - Sgt. Scott Simpson May - Sgt. Robert Cahill October - Officer Craig Boyett Optimists Club "Officer of the Year" Awarded to Officer Doug Muxworthy for his outstanding efforts in street level narcotics enforcement. Kiwanis Club "Officer of the Year" Awarded to Sgt. Greg Lewis for his hard work and dedication in making traffic related projects, such as federal Selective Traffic Enforcement Grants and the Techno-Car 2000 program, the successes they have been. Enrique Camarena Award This award was given to Officer Chuck Fleeger for his work as a narcotics officer assigned to the Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Force. Law Enforcement Commendation Medal Chief Ed Feldman was selected by the Sons of the American Revolution to receive this award for his "outstanding achievement and dedication to the maintenance of law and order." College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 16 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Complaints And Internal Affairs Investigations The nature of police service demands that a high degree of integrity be maintained by the department as a whole, and by each individual member. As a police agency, we must be worthy of the trust placed in us by the public. The level of this trust, is by a large measure, affected by the responsiveness of the department to allegations of misconduct, whether serious or minor. For this reason, departmental policy stipulates that all complaints, regardless of degree, are thoroughly investigated. Complaint Categories: Class I complaints: All complaints of a serious nature lodged against a member of the department. Includes, but is not limited to : (1) unnecessary or excessive use of force (2) false arrest discrimination (3) corruption/extortion (4) violation of specific criminal statutes (5) misuse of police authority (6) civil rights violations (7) others as directed by the chief. Class II complaints: All complaints related to services provided by an employee or the department including: (1) inadequate police service (2) discourtesy (3) improper procedure (4) others not included in Class I. Dispositions: Unfounded allegation is false or not factual Not Involved - employee not present when the misconduct or incident occurred Exonerated - incident occurred but actions of employee were lawful and proper Not Sustained - insufficient evidence to prove or disprove the allegation Sustained - the allegation is supported by sufficient evidence Policy Failure the employee acted within policy guidelines but the policy is determined to be defective. In 1994 the department received 28 complaints from citizens regarding conduct of civilian and sworn members of the department. These 28 complaints involved at total of 30 employees (some complaints were on incidents involving more than one employee, and one complaint did not happen and could not specify a member of this department). Of the 30 employees listed in these complaints, 7 had the complaint Sustained, 14 had the complaint classified as Not Sustained, 7 complaints were classified as Unfounded, and 3 were Exonerated. 1994 Complaint Classification, Type and Disposition Disposition Type Complaint Number of Number of Sustained Not Unfounded Exonerated Employees Complaints Sustained Civil Rights Violation 0 1 0 0 1 0 Discourtesy 19 17 4 9 5 1 Improper Procedure 6 5 2 2 0 2 Harassment 1 1 0 0 1 0 Policy Violation 4 4 1 3 0 0 Total 30 28 7 14 7 3 In this table, the "Dispositions" do not correspond to the numbers of complaints or employees because one complaint did not involve any employees. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 17 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Training "Cars for Training" Trade Probably the single most important factor in providing professional law enforcement in today's highly complicated society is training of police officers. The days of "giving someone a badge and gun and sending them out on the streets" are long gone. Both legislation and case law are constantly increasing the demands for initial and in-service training for law enforcement officers, yet budgets are constantly shrinking. These demands place a strain on the law enforcement training facilities also, they must have the ability to provide more and more training, and need more equipment to do so. In 1994, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) mandated that all future basic academies would include "hands on" driving training for recruit officers. No money was funded, however to buy any cars for academies to provide this training with. Each year, our department replaces several older patrol cars, and the replaced units are auctioned off, bringing in an average of less than $800.00 per car. The cars that are replaced are "worn out" and have reached the point where it is no longer cost efficient to keep them in condition to serve as emergency vehicles, and keep them running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, the driving training in the police academy setting does not require the same amount of daily maintenance, and the degree of readiness that "patrol cars" must have. With this in mind, the department approached the police academy about the possibility of "trading old cars for new training." The academy enthusiastically embraced this idea, and after setting up a contract, agreed to accept the old cars as tuition payment for training our personnel at a rate of $600.00 per car. Since the Brazos Valley Development Council also pays a portion of the cost of tuition for certain training courses, it was determined that we would probably obtain at least $800.00 worth of training for each unit traded. In 1994, four 1990 model patrol cars were traded to the academy for training which was valued at over $6,000.00 for tuition. This meant that the department obtained a value of over $1,500.00 per old car, which is $700.00 more per car than would be expected at auction. Cultural Diversity Training In another training related issue, TCLEOSE mandated that all Texas Peace Officers receive training in "Cultural Diversity" in order to provide better understanding to the wide number of different cultures in today's complex society. Since this training must be provided to all sworn officers, whether new hires or experienced officers, and since our Public Safety Officers and Communications Operators also deal directly with the public, the department sought a cost effective way to provide this training to these personnel, totaling nearly 100 people. Costs for this course, using an outside training source ran as high as $60,000.00. However, Dr. Walter F. Stenning, of Texas A&M University, who developed a two-day, sixteen classroom hour course in this subject, and who is chair of the Evaluation Oversight Committee of TCLEOSE, offered to teach this course to the entire department for no cost. In order to provide this training to all personnel, while still providing 24 hour a day police coverage, Dr. Stenning taught two sessions of two days each, on regularly scheduled in-service training days for the department. In this manner, no overtime costs were incurred, and the department received this training for all personnel for no cost whatsoever. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 18 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Assistance to other Agencies During each year, the College Station Police Department routinely receives and fills requests for assistance, information and suggestions on various aspects of law enforcement from other agencies across the nation. We are happy to provide assistance to other agencies when possible and are proud to be recognized as a resource for ideas and programs in our field. The department benefits from these requests as well, since they promote the free exchange of ideas and solutions to problems which we may encounter in the course of daily operations. In 1994, the department responded to 19 requests for information from other law enforcement agencies about our programs, plans, policies and operations. The requests were as follows: Date - Agency 1/4/94 Waukegan, IL P.D. 1/24/94 Santa Fe, NM P.D. 3/7/94 Stuart, FL. P.D. 3/7/94 Navasota, TX P.D. 3/8/94 San Marcos, TX P.D. 3/22/94 Abilene, TX P.D. 6/13/94 Amarillo, TX P.D. 6/14/94 Brenham, TX P.D. 6/27/94 Orange, TX P.D. 7/18/94 Brenham, TX P.D. 7/19/94 Cedar Park, TX P.D. 8/5/94 Hidalgo, TX P.D. 9/12/94 Georgetown, TX P.D. 9/19/94 Texas A& M University P.D. 9/20/94 Lancaster, TX P.D. 9/20/94 Malvern, PA P.D. 9/26/94 U.S. Park Police, Washington, DC. 10/25/94 Warsaw, IN P.D. 12/20/94 Canyon, TX P.D. Topic of Request Citizens Police Academy Policy on Tape Recorders, Blood Saturated Clothing, Prisoner Transport Seats Citizen Satisfaction Survey Sexual Assault, Hostage/Barricade Policies Citizen Satisfaction Survey Policy Manual Placing copies of evaluations in Accreditation Files Outstanding Service Awards Parades Promotional Testing Monthly Statistical Reports Communications SOP Communications Training Manual Awards & Commendations Policy Manual (entire document) SORT Manual, 3 Year Plan Body Armor Replacement Awards and Commendations Promotional Process College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 19 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Recruiting and Training Recruiting and Selection The Recruiting and Training section of the department, composed of one Sergeant and one Police Training Specialist, handles the necessarily involved and complicated task of recruiting, screening and hiring qualified personnel for all positions. The section coordinated the selection process with over 700 persons applying to test for the sworn positions. Out of these applications 366 persons actually tested for the sworn positions in 1994. The section coordinated the hiring of 7 sworn and 3 civilian personnel in 1994, and had begun the initial steps in hiring of six additional sworn personnel to be hired in early 1995. New Employees in 1994 Last Name Newcomb Johnson Vessell Benedict Morales Waters Tibbits Piersall Johnson Nelson Price Training First Name Jay LaKedria Rick David Jim John Gidget Brian Edward John Paul Date of Employment 01/24/94 03/16/94 03/21/94 03/28/94 04/04/94 04/26/94 08/29/94 09/15/94 10/03/94 10/03/94 10/03/94 Position Police Officer Police Officer Police Officer Parking Attendant Public Safety Officer Police Officer Communications Operator Police Officer Public Safety Officer Police Officer Police Officer The section also handles coordination of all training for officers and civilian personnel of the department. In 1994, members of the agency attended a total of 11,434 hours of training in topics including basic peace officer's academy, emergency driving, defensive tactics, criminal law, child abuse recognition, sexual assault investigation, law enforcement communications, general supervisory skills, and many other topics. Of this training, 5,332 hours involved training sponsored "in-house" by the College Station Police Department, using internal instructors and guest instructors. This training is provided to approximately 130 full time and part time personnel, including all ranks and assignments from Chief of Police to School Crossing Guard, to insure that all the services provided by the department are done effectively and efficiently. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 20 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Promotions The department's promotional process is coordinated by the Administrative Division of the police department in cooperation with the Human Resources Department of the City of College Station. In order to comply with state, federal and local regulations, as well as to insure compliance with accreditation standards, the promotional process uses validated selection procedures and written testing material, and the process is evaluated by the department staff annually. The following employees received promotions in 1994: Last Name Hagen Jaljulio Earle Vessell Langwell Leeth Luedke Board Brown Nations Jagielski Hubbard McCollum Johnson Walden Dean Hicks Vick First Name Brian Juliet Deborah Rick Mark Greg Darrell John Phil Sam Tom Valerie Byron Larry Troy Jerry Lesley Gary Date of Promotion 02/01/94 02/01/94 02/01/94 03/21/94 04/16/94 05/01/94 06/01/94 06/01/94 09/01/94 09/16/94 09/16/94 10/01/94 12/01/94 12/01/94 12/15/94 12/16/94 12/16/94 12/31/94 J Promoted from: Comm. Opr. I Comm. Opr. I PSO Comm. Opr. I Police Officer Police Officer Police Officer Sr. Officer Sr. Officer Police Officer Police Officer Comm. Opr. I Sergeant Sergeant Sr. Officer Sr. Officer Police Officer Police Officer rer Promoted to: Comm. Opr. II Comm. Opr. II Comm. Opr. I Recruit Officer Sr. Officer Sr. Officer Master Officer Master Officer Master Officer Sr. Officer Master Officer Comm. Opr. II Lieutenant Lieutenant Master Officer Master Officer Sr. Officer Sr. Officer College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 21 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT John Brian Jason Sylvia Barbara Retirements/Resignations/Terminations The following employees left the department during 1994: Sworn Employees: Last Name First Name Fullilove Carmichael Diaz Muxworthy Kapella Watkins Mason Donna Dora David Douglas Bernard Dave Jay Civilian Employees: Last Name First Name Reynolds Mitchell Hamilton Smith Bigley * The job title of Dispatcher was replaced by Communications Operator and Public Safety Officer in March of 1994, when the jailing duties and communications duties were separated under the Public Safety Communications reorganization. Position Patrol Officer Patrol Officer Recruit Officer Patrol Officer Lieutenant Patrol Sergeant Patrol Officer Date 03/17/94 03/22/94 05/25/94 07/12/94 08/31/94 09/05/94 10/16/94 Position Dispatcher* Communications Operator Trainee Public Safety Officer Records Technician Communications Operator Retirement Date 02/06/94 06/25/94 08/02/94 12/14/94 12/31/94 On August 31 st, 1994 after 17 years with the College Station Police Department and a total of 27 years of service in law enforcement, Lt. Bernard F. "Bernie" Kapella retired from the department. Bernie has been an integral part of this department, and spent much of his service here working in the Crime Prevention section, commanding that unit as a Sergeant and Lieutenant, and providing the driving force behind many of the programs that are still continued by that section. Lieutenant Kapella's retirement represents the first retirement from the College Station Police Department in eight years, and we wish him well. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 22 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT Education The College Station Police Department believes that education is vital to personal and professional growth of all employees. The department encourages the pursuit of higher education in addition to the training supplied by the department through an educational incentive program which pays an additional $50.00 per month for a Law Enforcement related Associate's Degree and $75.00 per month for a Law Enforcement related Bachelor's degree for sworn employees. The City of College Station also has a tuition reimbursement program for job related college courses for civilian employees. The following chart describes the educational breakdown of the 112 full time employees of the College Station Police Department in 1993. Master's Degree 2% Bachelor's Degree 25% Associate's Degree 6% Some College 53% High School Graduate 13% Less than High School 1 % These figures indicate that 86% of the employees of the department have attended college level classes. As of December 1994, 43 employees, representing 38% of the Department, are either currently attending college classes or are planning to register for classes in 1995. Two of these department members are attending graduate classes, one at the Master's Level and one member is seeking a Doctorate. Once again in 1994 three members of the Department taught Criminal Justice Courses at Blinn Jr. College in Brenham, Bryan, and College Station. The instructors were: Chief Edgar R. Feldman, Lt. M.C. "Corkey" Sandel, and Sgt. Gregory R. Lewis. College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 23 COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT 1994 ANNUAL REPORT The Future In 1994, the decision was made to change the "Three Year Operational Plan" which the department has used in the past to a "Five Year Plan" in order to both increase the flexibility in setting long range goals, and to increase efficiency by reducing the administrative time required to complete a new plan every three years. As we enter into 1995, the plan is well underway, and will carry us into the next century. In April of 1994, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., introduced the "Third Edition" of "Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies". This reduces the number of standards from over 900 to 436, while still maintaining the same level of professional requirements. This was done by consolidation of duplicated requirements, and by grouping related standards into more concise requirements. The department will convert to this new manual, and revise all files in preparation for our Re -Accreditation on site assessment, which will take place in early to mid 1996. As the new year begins, we are looking even further into the future, in the months that lie ahead, many decisions will be made that will have an effect on the department far into the future. A new radio system is planned for the city, technology is being developed to enhance our effectiveness and increase our efficiency, our city is still growing, ground has been broken on the George Bush Presidential Library, and other changes that we must deal with are occurring almost daily. As we face these challenges, we must remember to keep looking beyond the immediate, because "the future is where we are going." College Station Police Department 1994 Annual Report Page 24