Edgewater Police Report: 7/16-7/29/2017


From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:



National Night Out – Community Picnic – Nextdoor – Neighborhood Watch

National Night Out is a campaign involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials. The campaign strives to strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement/community partnerships.

Started in 1984, National Night Out sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting crime together with law enforcement. In addition, it helps neighbors get to know each other and have fun doing so.

The Edgewater Police Department and community will be celebrating National Night Out in Edgewater at our Community Picnic on Saturday, August 26th.

We will be displaying our National Award Winning Nextdoor Police Officer Beat program and how we are integrating that with Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out. The Edgewater Police Department’s Nextdoor Beat System was selected as one of the TOP SEVEN NEW PROGRAMS in the United States for 2017 and with your help we hope to receive recognition as one of the top Neighborhood Watch programs in the United States in the near future!

We will have our speed radar trailer out again testing your speeds for both baseball throws and soccer kicks – stop on by and see how fast you can throw or kick!

Edgewater Police working with Australian Police

The Edgewater Police Department has been working on innovative technology to combat auto theft. The working group that has been established with the Arvada Police Department has caught the attention of the Australian Federal Police and that agency will be visiting with Arvada and Edgewater Officers for an in-house presentations this month.

“Australian Federal Police Representatives In-country visit to meet with member representatives of CO Agencies for intelligence gathering for National Pursuit Working Group/ Australian Federal Police. As of present we have confirmation from Arvada PD, Edgewater PD, and possible members from Colorado State Patrol, CO DOT and StarChase Public Safety company members.  The information collected will be presented to secure a comprehensive overview Pursuit/Agency Task Force Operations being utilized in the US, or being developed in the Pursuit Resolution space including, learning about training, tactics, resolution options and policy.  The information will be cataloged and shared by OIC Marcus Boorman, OIC-Traffic Operations Centre/ACT Policing who is supporting a National Pursuit Working Group for Australia.  The working group is made up of all police jurisdictions in a national platform of information sharing and collaboration.”

Additionally StarChase Technology will be conducting a demonstration of the various use/applications of StarChase technology for law enforcement utilizations areas including, but not limited to Traffic Enforcement, Pursuit Response/Enforcement, Pursuit Policy, Special Task Force Operations, Fugitive Apprehension and other Special Task Forces and share technical information, along with a static and non-static drive tactics demonstration with Arvada PD.

Chief Mackey met with police agency representatives from around the country this past week to further assess their success with new technologies to combat auto theft. Edgewater Officers Award Winning DUI Team and the high percentage of traffic stops by full service police officers has garnered the support and recognition of many in the auto theft prevention area – auto theft prevention and apprehension will continue to be a priority.

Incidents this reporting period:

A young male was arrested for DUI and Reckless Driving as he was driving his motorcycle approximately 90 MPH southbound on Sheridan Blvd.

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. If you’re concerned about crime in your neighborhood there is no better free program available to us than Neighborhood Watch. Neighborhood Watch coordination is nothing more than getting to know your neighbors and passing along information that the police department provides to you about the calls for service in your specific neighborhood.

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 Neighborhood Watch and making your neighborhood safer. Working together we can make a difference in deterring crime – thank you!

Calls for Service

911 Emergency Calls         11                   Year to date              193

Welfare Checks                   9                      Year to date              99

Alarm Calls                           17                   Year to date              115

Calls this period                   399                 Year to date              5,539

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                        95

Number of Traffic stops year to date                    1,822


Not available as of time of this report

Arrest Statistics

Arrests for June        39                              Arrests year to date             221

Stolen Vehicles

Stolen: 1

Recovered Steals:

Year total steals: 24

Year total recoveries: Not available at time of this report.

Radar Trailer

Volunteer Extraordinaire Frank Kyper will be placing the radar trailer in in the 2100 block of Harlan St. this week. If you are interested in having the radar trailer put in your neighborhood, please contact the Police Volunteer Line – Volunteers@Edgewaterpd.com  If you’re interested in assisting with traffic speed control in your community we are in need of additional volunteers for this program – please contact Frank Kyper at the Volunteer email address listed.

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 the summer. 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

Sergeant Cathie Lovato  and Corporal Mike Nesbitt continue to recover

Thank you for the many well wishes that Sgt. Cathie Lovato and Corporal Mike Nesbitt have received. Cathie, Mike, their families and ours all are very appreciative of all the support that has been provided!

A support fund has been set up on behalf of Mike Nesbitt and his family at US Bank under the Corporal Michael Nesbitt fund.

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:

July 29           Blues N BBQ – Citizen Park

August 3        City Council Meeting

August 7        City Offices Closed

August 26      Community Picnic – National Night Out

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