Edgewater Police Report: 5/7-5/20/2017

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Contact Persons:
Chief John Mackey

Want to make your neighborhood safer? 

The Edgewater Police Department’s Nextdoor Beat Cop Program was selected as one of the top 7 programs in the United States by the Nextdoor selection team for 2017. We now need residents to work with us to organize their neighborhood block into Neighborhood Watch Blocks. If you’re concerned about crime in your neighborhood there is no better free program available to us than Neighborhood Watch.

Please consider inviting your neighbors to participate in Nextdoor Edgewater and contacting our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Lorenzo – volunteers@edgewaterpd.com  to get more information on making your neighborhood safer.

SWAT Call Out

Jefferson County’s SWAT Team was called out this past week to assist Edgewater Officers and Federal Agents with an arrest of an armed and dangerous federal fugitive. As a result of the operation narcotics and weapons were recovered. Thank you Jefferson County SO for providing this valuable SWAT Team service.

Calls for Service

911 Emergency Calls 8
Year to date 124

Welfare Checks 4
Year to date 73

Alarm Calls 9
Year to date 67

Calls this period 350
Year to date 4.005

Thank you neighbors for notifying our dispatch center at 303-271-0211 for the many calls and for our Edgewater Officers for their fine work!

Traffic Statistics

Number of Traffic stops this week 84

Number of Traffic stops year to date 1,405


Week One DUI’s1

Week Two DUI’s 2

Year to date DUI’s 78

The Edgewater Police Department was selected for the 2nd year in a row as the top DUI Team in Colorado and will be recognized at the end of May by MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving).

Arrest Statistics

Arrests this period

Arrests year to date 151

36 Arrests for the month of April

Stolen Vehicles

No vehicle thefts this period – one recovered stolen vehicle out of Denver that was recovered in the Target parking lot unattended.

Radar Trailer

Volunteer Frank Kyper very was busy assisting with maintenance associated with hail damage to vehicles and other vehicle issues so the trailer did not go out this past week. Thank you Frank!

The radar trailer will be moving to the 2000 block of Pierce St. in the coming week.

If you are interested in having the radar trailer put in your neighborhood, please contact the Police Volunteer Line – Volunteers@Edgewaterpd.com 

Nextdoor and Neighborhood Watch are Growing!

Our tremendous volunteer, Lorenzo Rendon has done an exceptional job in his first year as Neighborhood Watch Coordinator. Lorenzo has spoken to many of you and is arranging block meetings for this spring. As we begin to identify and sign our Neighborhood Watch Blocks, we will also begin the process of comparing crime statistics in Watch Blocks compared to all other blocks. The NW program has historically been extremely successful in deterring crime, and I’m certain it will do the same for Edgewater. Our Edgewater Police Department Volunteers are researching methods to increase our Neighborhood Watch participation and participation in Nextdoor Edgewater. Both of these programs allow us to communicate more efficiently with residents for civic events and crime prevention purposes. Please consider inviting your neighbors to participate in Nextdoor Edgewater and contacting our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Lorenzo – volunteers@edgewaterpd.com  to get more information on making your neighborhood safer.

Thank You Notes from Neighbors – Kudo’s

Edgewater’s Police Department was selected by the Nextdoor National Team for 2017 as one of the top 7 police agencies in the country as an emerging leader in community policing efforts utilizing the Nextdoor app. We thank Volunteers Lorenzo Rendon, Dave Suter, Frank Kyper and Joel Newton for their assistance in assisting the police department with this effort. Our lead staff involved in this prestigious award were Detective Challis and Officer Brink and our entire staff involved in representing each beat in the city – thanks much for all your efforts in working to make Edgewater a safer city through the best in community policing throughout the United States.

Thank you to our outstanding police volunteers, Frank Kyper, Lorenzo Rendon, Dave Suter, and Joel Newton for the countless hours they are contributing to making our community and city a safer place to live, work and play! Chief Mackey

Neighbor’s notes and “Kudo’s” are placed in the lobby of the police station and placed in the respective officer’s personnel files – thanks for sharing!

Upcoming Community Events:

May 29 City Offices Closed

June 1 City Council Meeting

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