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New Rochelle was the 4th safest city its size nationwide in 2007. Marks the eighth consecutive year as one of the five safest. (source-USDOJ "Crime in the United States") Responded to almost 50,000 calls for service Reaccredited for the third time by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Marks fifteen years of continuous accreditation. Received Automobile Club of America Community Traffic Safety Award for 14th consecutive year Lowest crime rate among similar municipalities in Westchester County as well as similar municipalities throughout the state Completed transition to new police management software system

The City of New Rochelle Police Department

Annual Report 2008

Patrick J. Carroll Police Commissioner Anthony D. Murphy Deputy Police Commissioner

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CONTENTS

Mission Statement Organizational Chart COMPARISON STATISTICS Part 1 Crimes Total Arrests Crime Arrest Index Drug Arrests Juvenile Arrests Arrests Traffic Enforcement Parking Enforcement Driving While Intoxicated City Code Enforcement Crime Rate - Similar Municipalities Nationwide Crime Rate - Similar Municipalities Statewide Crime Rate - Westchester Municipalities PERSONNEL Department Demographics Sworn Personnel By Rank Civilian Personnel By Title Sworn Personnel Age Sworn Personnel Longevity Department Personnel By Division POLICE SERVICES DIVISION Patrol Tours Calls for Service Driving While Intoxicated Arrests By Tour Taxi Licenses Police and Community Together (PACT) Juvenile Cases Police-Community Events Community Resources Coordinator New Roc City Detail Special Operations Unit Traffic Unit 3 4

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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION Organization/Personnel Investigations Arrests Forensic Unit Activity STAFF SERVICES DIVISION Organization/Personnel INTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT Organization/Investigations QUALITY ASSURANCE UNIT Organization/Purpose NEW ROCHELLE POLICE FOUNDATION Purpose/Programs

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2008 Youth Shamrock Fishing Trip

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Mission

The mission of the New Rochelle Police Department is to provide a professional community orientated police service designed to protect life and property and maintain order while assuring fair and equal treatment to all.

Vision

We will provide a quality police service that merits the publics trust and ensure the overall success and general welfare of the community.

Values

Ethics: Valuing People: Loyalty:

We will demonstrate integrity and honor in all our actions We will treat everyone with dignity and respect, protecting the rights and well being of others We will be loyal to the community, to the department, and its members, and to the standards of our profession Our decisions will be balanced--moral, legal and without personal favoritism We recognize that our authority is derived from the people we serve We appreciate one another's differences and recognize that our unique knowledge, skills, abilities and backgrounds bring strength and character to our organization We believe that our time spent in the workplace should be devoted to the delivery of quality police services We recognize that our conduct, personal and professional is inseparable from the reputation of the Department and must be moral, sober and judicious

Fairness: Authority: Diversity:

Commitment: Conduct:

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COMPARISON STATISTICS

Part 1 Crime Changes

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0 Agg. Assault 2008 2007 2006 2005 72 72 57 97 Auto Theft 92 76 99 100 Burglary 184 235 214 179 Larceny 1291 1142 1310 1234

Murder & Negligent Homicide 0 2 5 3

Rape 1 1 4 10

Robbery 118 119 166 147

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Percentage Change in Part 1 Crimes 2007-2008 and 1999-2008

Percent Change in Rate 2007 -2008

0% 12% -22% 7% -100%

2008

Aggravated Assault Auto Theft Burglary Larceny Murder & Negligent Homicide Rape (forcible) Robbery 72 92 184 1291 0

2007

72 76 235 1142 2

2006

57 99 214 1310 5

2005

97 100 179 1234 3

Percent Change in Rate 1999 -2008

4% -59% 2% 1% -100%

1 118

1 119

4 166

10 147

0% -1%

-83% 46%

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1685

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Promotions September 2008

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Hazmat and Tactical Training

Total Arrests 2008

2,477

2007

2,648

% Change

-6%

Crime

Assault (Aggravated) Burglary Larceny Murder & Negligent Homicide Rape Robbery

Crime Arrest Index 2008 2007

58 33 266 0 2 53 122 38 220 2 1 58

% Change

-52% -13% 21% -100% 100% -9%

Total

412 Drug Arrests 2008

441

-6%

2007

286

% Change

-7%

Controlled Substances and Marijuana

264

P.A.C.T.

Felonies Misdemeanors Other

Juvenile Arrests 2008 2007

28 60 3 37 84 5

% Change

-24% -28% -40%

Total PATROL Total

91

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105

149

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Arrests 2008 vs. 2007

Robbery

Rape

Murder & Negligent Homicide

Larceny

Drugs

Burglary

Assault

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Reaccreditation ­ Albany, NY Captain Kevin Kealy (second from left) and Lieutenant Cosmo Costa (third from left) May 2008

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Violation

Full Stop Red Light Speeding All Other

2008

610 636 1,257 10,251

2007

740 725 1,199 10.099

% Change

-17% -16% 21% 2%

Total

12,754

12,683

1% % Change

23%

Parking Enforcement 2008 2007

Parking Violation Summonses 105,130 85,729

Double Parking Enforcement 2008 2007

Double Parking Violation Summonses 1,163 918

% Change

27%

Driving While Intoxicated Arrests 2008 2007

DWI Arrests 101 139

% Change

-27%

Violation

Dogs at Large Public Drinking Garbage & Litter Offensive Matter Public Parks Curfew Noise Peddlers Motor Vehicle Nuisances Icy Sidewalks Taxi Alcohol Beverage Control Cabaret Licensing Warning Summonses

City Code Enforcement 2008 2007

42 505 110 245 255 475 44 228 25 117 140 3 523 26 515 70 215 200 413 54 212 15 89 223 18 927

% Change

61% -2% 57% 14% 27% 15% -18% 7% 66% 31% -37% -83% -43%

Total

2,712

2,977

-11%

Crime Rates for 50 U.S. Cities in 2007

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All Cities from 70,000 to 80,000 in Population

Rank

1 2 3

City

Lake Forest, CA Chino Hills, CA Danbury, CT

Population

76,359 76,484 79,893

Crime Index Total

1145 1185 1628

Crime Rate Per 1000 Persons

14.99 15.49 20.37

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Allen, TX O'Fallon, MO Edmond, OK Rio Rancho, NM Redwood City, CA Baldwin Park, CA Buena Park, CA Apple Valley, CA Alameda, CA Lawrence, MA Somerville, MA Scranton, PA Napa, CA Bethlehem, PA St George, UT Appleton, WI Lynwood, CA Wyoming, MI College Station, TX Jacksonville, NC Chico, CA Redlands, CA Deerfield Beach, FL Bellflower, CA Upland, CA Bend, OR Largo, FL Medford, OR Fayetteville, AR Southfield, MI New Britain, CT St Joseph, MO Racine, WI Merced, CA Hammond, IN Turlock, CA San Leandro, CA Melbourne, FL Wilmington, DE Asheville, NC Bellingham, WA Kalamazoo, MI Longview, TX Camden, NJ Albany, GA Canton, OH

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78,630 76,542 77,879 74,542 73,435 78,943 79,890 71,211 70,445 70,462 74,156 72,444 75,266 72,908 70,579 70,169 71,216 70,243 74,997 70,368 74,288 71,358 76,469 74,544 74,049 75,185 73,789 71,969 70,334 75,830 70,630 72,424 79,285 78,186 77,662 70,386 77,785 77,678 72,842 72,907 76,290 71,462 77,003 78,967 75,137 78,653

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1818 1881 1937 1981 2025 2195 2375 2171 2181 2182 2541 2490 2639 2558 2493 2525 2568 2533 2739 2575 2839 2808 3027 3031 3022 3132 3439 3535 3598 4005 3969 4073 4485 4432 4485 4082 4525 4729 4618 4754 5209 5307 5822 6355 6140 6919

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23.12 24.57 24.87 26.57 27.57 27.80 29.69 30.48 30.96 30.97 34.26 34.37 35.06 35.08 35.32 35.98 36.05 36.06 36.52 36.59 38.21 39.35 39.58 40.66 40.81 41.65 46.60 49.11 51.15 52.81 56.19 56.23 56.56 56.68 57.75 57.99 58.17 60.87 63.39 65.20 68.27 74.26 75.60 80.47 81.71 87.96

Source: USDOJ Crime in the United States 2007

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2007 Crime Rate Per 1000 for Similar Municipalities in New York City Population Part 1 Crimes Per 1,000

New Rochelle Greece Colonie Cheektowaga Utica Albany Schenectady 73,303 93,123 77,550 79,164 58,888 93,916 61,535 1647 2269 2455 2530 3311 5377 3553 22.37 24.37 31.65 31.96 56.25 57.25 57.73

2007 Crime Rate Per 1000

Schenectady

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City 2007 Crime Rate Per 1000 For Cities in Westchester Part 1 Crimes Per 1,000

1647 1295 4810 2444 22.37 22.46 24.28 35.74

New Rochelle White Plains Yonkers Mount Vernon

2007 Crime Rate Per 1000

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2008 Department Demographics

M/W F/W M/B F/B M/H F/H M/A M/I TOTAL

Police Commissioner Deputy Police Commissioner Captain Lieutenant Sergeant Detective Police Officer Total Sworn Community Service Officer Civilian Employee School Crossing Guard Total Non-Sworn 1 1 3 11 16 29 72 133 14 1 2 17 1 1 3 11 25 41 106 188 35 10 19 64

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Total Employees

150

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Percentages for Total Sworn Officers

Percentages for Total Non-Sworn Employees

9% 2% 11%

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5% 26%

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71%

8% 32%

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Personnel

Sworn Personnel by Age

Age of Officer 21-24 25-29 30-35 36-40 41-50 51-65 Number of Officers 6 28 30 41 75 8

Sworn Personnel by Longevity

Years >1 1­2 3-5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 20 21 + Number of Officers 9 15 28 25 38 40 33

2008 Citizen Police Academy Harbor Tour

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Police Services Division

Personnel

Captains Lieutenants Sergeants Detectives Police Officers Community Service Officers School Crossing Guards Civilian Employees

182

1 8 21 16 101 15 19 111

Criminal Investigations Division

Personnel

Captains Lieutenant Sergeants Detectives Police Officer Community Service Officer

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1 1 2 23 1 1

Staff Services Division

Personnel

Captains Lieutenants Sergeants Detectives Police Officers Community Service Officers Civilian Employees

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1 1 2 2 4 19 9

Internal Affairs Unit

Personnel

Lieutenant

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ACTIVITY

Police Services Division

The Police Services Division is organized under the command of Captain Robert Gazzola and is responsible for providing uniform police services throughout the city. The Police Services Division is divided into five units: Patrol Unit, PACT (Police And Community Together) Unit, Special Operations Unit, Traffic Unit and the Community Resources Coordinator. The Department has three patrol tours: 12 a.m. - 8 a.m., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. that are staffed 365 days a year. Officers assigned to patrol tours are the primary responders to calls for service. Officers assigned to the Police Services Division are responsible for a variety of services, which include: · · · · · · · · · · · Responding to All Calls for Service Conducting Preliminary Investigations of Crimes Responding to Medical Emergencies Responding to Fire Emergencies Handling Emotionally Disturbed Persons Investigating Automobile Accidents Effecting Arrests of Persons Committing Crimes Enforcing Parking Regulations Enforcing Traffic Laws Enforcing City Codes Providing Patrol of Assigned Areas

Disorder Control Training-October 2008

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Type of Call

Alarms Assault (simple) Auto Accidents Fatalities Personal Injury Property Damage Auto Thefts Burglary Emergency Medical Larceny Manslaughter Murder Rape (all rapes) Robbery All Other

2008

3,822 190 1 271 2,019 85 184 4,137 1,226 0 0 3 115 37,494

2007

3,903 198 2 337 2,089 76 235 4,233 1,142 2 0 1 119 39,293

TOTAL CALLS

49,511

51,633

Driving While Intoxicated Arrests by Tour 2008

DWI Arrests

12 X 8 66

8X4 4

4 X 12 31

Total 101

Taxi Licenses 2008

Medallions Issued Medallions Transferred Taxi Driver's Licenses Issued 128 28 287

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Explorers December 2008

PACT Unit

The PACT Unit (Police And Community Together) is supervised by Lieutenant William Childs and is comprised of one sergeant, seven beat officers, three conditions officers, two housing officers, four NewRoc officers, two youth officers and the Community Resources Coordinator. The Unit's mission is to implement the PACT philosophy of police and the public working together to bring about lasting solutions to community problems. This is accomplished by the beat officers interacting with school associations, civic groups, youth groups, and other organizations. The two youth officers are the Department's D.A.R.E. instructors. They provide D.A.R.E. instruction to all of the fifth grade children in New Rochelle elementary schools. In 2008, over 1100 students were instructed in the D.A.R.E. program. Youth officers also have the primary responsibility for the investigation of crimes committed by juveniles.

PACT Personnel

Lieutenants Sergeants Detectives Police Officers

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Cases Followed Up Incident Type Missing Person Threats/Harassment Larceny Assault Disorderly Behavior Dispute Criminal Mischief PINS Trespass Graffiti Robbery Sex Offense Weapons Personal Welfare Menacing Other 2008 272

72 47 35 25 9 11 14 6 2 3 10 2 2 9 3 22

2007 221

39 38 17 30 3 7 15 6 1 23 12 1 7 8 2 12

% Change 23%

85% 24% 105% -17% 200% 57% -7% 0% 100% -87% -17% 100% -71% 12% 50% 83%

Below are some of the many events that the Department participated in with the community during 2008:

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Provided D.A.R.E. instruction to all fifth grade students in the city Organized D.A.R.E. dances and various trips during the school year Provided assistance to Youth Court Held annual "Youth Day" event Held "Healthy Kids Fair" at YMCA Held domestic violence courses at middle schools and high schools Held dating violence seminars at middle schools Inspected child safety seats to insure proper installation Participated in SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) event at New Rochelle High School Assisted with Monroe College Summer Law Program Organized Youth Fishing Trip Worked with Hope Community Kitchen to distribute turkeys to underprivileged families Fingerprinted youths at schools and at other events Provided safety lectures to first grade students

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· · · · · · · · · · · · Provided crime prevention lectures to community groups Provided assistance to New Rochelle High School Forensics class mock crime scene Attended Boy/Girl Scout meetings for "Police Awareness" and "Personal Safety Seminars" Organized Christmas gift-giving event at child day care centers and other locations Provided assistance to Sound Shore Medical Center in giving gifts to over 1000 children Held VIN etching and "Watch Your Car" events Provided tours of Police-Court facility to school children Held Gang Awareness seminar at Middle Schools Continued SMART (Security Measures Against Retail Theft) Program Implemented Explorer Program Participated in National Night Out ­ Bicycle Give Away Organized Police-Clergy breakfast

Community Resources Coordinator The Community Resources Coordinator is a police officer who reports directly to the commander of the Police Services Division. She provides crisis intervention services to residents experiencing serious family and personal problems. This is accomplished through information referral and counseling.

Community Resources Coordinator

Cases Followed Up Family Dispute Personal Welfare Mental Disorder Assault Attempted Suicide Sexual Abuse Rape End. Welfare Child Harassment Other

2008 1,752 977 141 137 50 21 2 0 5 137 282

2007 1,608 901 136 128 52 5 3 1 4 122 256

% Change 9% 8% 3% 7% -4% 320% -33% -100% 25% 12% 10%

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The New Roc City detail is comprised of four police officers and five community service officers. They are responsible for perimeter and garage security of the complex, manning the satellite precinct, and parking enforcement in the New Roc City parking complex.

New Roc City Personnel

Police Officers Community Service Officers

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Special Operations Unit

The Special Operations Unit is supervised by Lieutenant William Schulman and is divided into three subunits: Critical Incident Unit, Harbor Unit and SCUBA Unit.

Critical Incident Unit The Critical Incident Unit is comprised of three teams. A sergeant, four police officers and a K-9 unit, made up of a police officer and a trained police dog, staff each team. Responsibilities include: supplement the patrol unit, respond to calls of emotionally disturbed persons, respond to critical incidents, and perform tactical entries and K-9 response to burglary scenes, lost person investigations and weapons recovery. Harbor Unit The Harbor Unit is a seasonal unit, staffed by a sergeant, four police officers and five assistant harbormasters. The unit patrols the waters of the Long Island Sound, enforcing navigation laws and promoting boater safety. In addition, the Department has trained SCUBA divers available to respond to in-water emergencies. SCUBA Unit A sergeant and five police officers are assigned as the Department's SCUBA Unit, and are responsible for rescue/recovery on the waters of Long Island Sound that bound the city of New Rochelle.

Traffic Unit

The Traffic Unit is supervised by Lieutenant George Marshall. A sergeant and four police officers are assigned to this unit. The Traffic Unit has five subunits: Taxi Licensing, School Crossing Guards, Parking Enforcement, City Code Enforcement and Fleet Management. Members of the Traffic unit are responsible for the following: Sergeant reviews all accident reports filed by members of the Department, as well as supervising parking enforcement officers, ordinance officers and school crossing guards; Investigation of personal injury and fatal auto accidents, hit and run accidents,

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city property accidents; selective enforcement of the vehicle and traffic law, coordination of funeral, parade and special demonstration escorts.

Taxi Licensing Unit The Taxi Licensing Unit is staffed by a sworn member and is responsible for the issuance of all taxi licenses and medallions. Registration of drivers and vehicle inspections is conducted annually. School Crossing Guards School Crossing Guards are assigned to key intersections near schools for the purpose of assisting elementary school children to safely cross those intersections. Parking Enforcement Unit The Parking Enforcement Unit is comprised of seventeen community service officers, and provides parking enforcement throughout the city and facilitates the free flow of auto and pedestrian traffic in the downtown district of the city. Coverage is provided 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. ­ Midnight. City Code Enforcement Unit The City Code Enforcement Unit is responsible for the enforcement of city code violations, including vehicle and traffic law statutes pertaining to abandoned vehicles. Fleet Management An officer assigned to the police services division fills this position, which oversees the purchase and maintenance of vehicles, as well as installation of equipment in vehicles.

From left to right - Detective Tom Raptis and Police Officer Steven Geertgens

Criminal Investigations Division

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The Criminal Investigations Division is organized under the command of Captain Joseph Schaller and is divided into five units: General Investigations, Property Theft, Special Investigations, the Forensics Unit and the Warrant Unit. The division is responsible for the following functions: · · · · · · Prevention of Crime Detection and Arrest of Criminals Recovery of Lost and Stolen Property Location of Missing Persons Maintenance of Criminal Identification Files Civilian Identification for Governmental Licenses and Permits

General Investigations Unit The General Investigations Unit is supervised by Lieutenant Christopher Hearle and is staffed by detective personnel. The unit is responsible for the investigation of all crimes committed against persons, accidental and suspicious death investigations, and noncriminal administrative investigations. Property Theft Unit The Property Theft Unit is supervised by a Criminal Investigations Division sergeant and is staffed by detective personnel. The unit is responsible for investigating propertyrelated crimes. Special Investigations Unit The Special Investigations Unit is supervised by a Criminal Investigations Division sergeant and is staffed by detective personnel and police officers assigned to the division. The unit has the responsibility for investigating violations of the law pertaining to controlled substances, prostitution, gambling, and the sale of alcoholic beverages. Forensic Unit The Forensic Unit is staffed by a Criminal Investigations Division Detective and a civilian clerk during weekday business hours. The Forensic Unit performs the following functions: fingerprint all arrested persons, process crime scenes for physical evidence, maintain criminal identification records, and provide photographic services to the Department for criminal and non-criminal incidents.

Warrant Unit The warrant officer is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and receives criminal warrants from the city court. Upon receipt of the warrant, the warrant officer completes numerous duties related to the tracking and disposition of these warrants.

INVESTIGATIONS

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General Investigations Unit

Total Investigations Closed with Results Closed Filed Pending 2008 473 85 370 28 2007 412 77 297 38 % Change 15% 10% 25% -26%

Property Theft Unit

Total Investigations Closed with Results Closed Filed Pending 2008 903 672 202 29 2007 864 637 199 28 % Change 5% 5% 1% 3%

Special Investigations Unit

Total Investigations Closed with Results Closed Filed Pending 2008 282 242 40 45 2007 274 193 40 41 % Change 3% 25% 0% 9%

New Rochelle P.A.C.T. Unit with New Rochelle Day Nursery July 2008

Arrests

General Investigations Unit

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Total Arrests Felony Misdemeanor Violation 2008 100 46 53 1 2007 78 43 34 1 2007 155 75 80 0 2007 170 40 97 33 % Change 28% 7% 56% 0% % Change 23% 29% 16% 0% % Change 66% 73% 9% 33%

Property Theft Unit

Total Arrests Felony Misdemeanor Violation 2008 190 97 93 0

Special Investigations Unit

Total Arrests Felony Misdemeanor Violation & Warrants 2008 282 69 106 44

Forensic Unit

Total Fingerprints Electronic Submissions Pistol Permits Taxi Licenses Police Applicants Other Civilian Fingerprints Other Agency Fingerprint Submissions Latent Fingerprint Total SAFIS Entered or Re-Entered SAFIS Generated Hits Elimination Prints Arrests Corroborated Arrests (Non SAFIS Match)

2008 1,965 1,214

1 69 3 525 153

2007 2,702 1,300

2 59 6 201 131

% Change -27 % -7%

-50% 17% -50% 161% 17%

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236% 566% 600% 43% 0% 0%

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Staff Services Division

The Staff Services Division is organized under the command of Captain Kevin Kealy. It provides the Department with the many auxiliary services it needs in order to operate efficiently and effectively. The Division is divided into seven units. They are the: Training Unit, Records Unit, Property and Evidence Unit, Alarm Monitoring Unit, Communications Unit, Court Liaison Unit and the Information Systems Unit.

Training Unit The Training Unit is supervised by Lieutenant Cosmo Costa and is comprised of one sergeant and one police officer. The following is a partial list of Training Unit activities for the year 2008:

· · · · · · · · · · · · Recruit orientation for thirteen probationary officers Ten week department-wide in-service training Hosted Reid Street Crimes Seminar Hosted Active Shooter Seminar Conducted two firearms qualification cycles and CIU Long Arms qualifications Participated in joint training scenario with FBI, NYSP, Yonkers PD and Westchester County PD Conducted scenario-based training for CIU and Cross-Trained members utilizing simmunition Prepared and distributed eleven general orders Completed Annual Report Published Medal Day Program Conducted Bicycle Officer training Scheduled members for outside courses such as Datamaster, RADAR, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Instructor Development, TASER Instructor, NYPD Auto Crime, Basic Law Enforcement Course, Field Training Officer Course, Emergency Psych Technician Course, IACP Advanced Tactical Leadership, Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents, FBI First Responder Negotiations, WMD Operations Level Training and Crisis Intervention Officer Training Obtained state and federal funding through various grants Conducted nine-week Citizen Police Academy with twenty-five attendees Instructed Incident Command and Field Training Officer Courses at the Academy Received PEAC-WMD Incident Command Kit from 2007 CEDAP application Awarded TNT Rescue Tool from 2008 CEDAP application Conducted Disorder Control Training Conducted CSO In-Service Training

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Records Unit The Records Unit is responsible for performing numerous administrative functions. These functions include, but are not limited to: Warrants, subpoenas, and other court orders are processed and disseminated by the unit. The unit processes requests from law enforcement agencies and private organizations seeking background checks on prospective employees. The unit also processes and manages the information and paperwork generated by police services activities. The unit also operates the Public Service Window, and further serves as the Department's personnel section. Property and Evidence Unit The Property Clerk Unit maintains control over all lost, stolen, abandoned and recovered property, or property identified as evidence. Alarm Monitoring Unit The Alarm Monitoring Unit is responsible for enforcement of the various provisions of the City of New Rochelle Alarm Systems ordinance. Communications Unit The Communications Unit of the Department receives and manages requests for Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service. A combination of police and civilian personnel perform the line functions of ERS operators, NYSPIN operators, police dispatchers and desk employees. Court Liaison Unit The Court Liaison Unit provides prisoner escorts between the cellblocks and the courts. The unit also reports the court's activities and performs clerical duties as they relate to police operations. Information Systems Unit The unit is responsible for providing information services that facilitate the efficient gathering and dissemination of timely, accurate and complete information in a useable form to the members of the Department. Specifically, the unit acquires, distributes, installs and maintains: Local Area Networks, Personal Computers, Hardware, Software and Data Communications Networks.

Total Number of Detentions 2008

Males Females 2,416 337

2007

2,064 238

% Change

17% 42%

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Internal Affairs Unit

Lieutenant Gary Robinson, who reports directly to the Police Commissioner, staffs the Internal Affairs Unit. The IAU Lieutenant is responsible for the investigation of all complaints regarding police department employees. The complaints may be generated internally or externally. Supervisory personnel generate internal complaints when subordinate personnel fail to comply with department rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, or by the IAU Lieutenant through his inspections and investigations concerning employee compliance with rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies. External complaints are complaints about police conduct that are generated by individuals who are not members of the Department. These types of complaints normally involve allegations of improper conduct on the part of police employees or questionable procedures. Regardless of the source, seriousness or apparent lack of seriousness of the complaint, each complaint is thoroughly investigated by the IAU Lieutenant. In addition to the investigation of complaints the IAU Lieutenant conducts investigations as directed by the Police Commissioner and all incidents where officers have discharged their weapons or where prisoners have been injured. The IAU Lieutenant acts as liaison in civil cases between the Department and city attorneys, insurance companies, and their respective investigators. He coordinates interviews with department employees and witnesses, and researches and retrieves reports and photos for a defense of these cases. He testifies as a representative of the Police Department in order to enter official documents into evidence and performs whatever duties are necessary to accommodate the proceedings and ensure the integrity of the Department.

Internal Affairs Cases Civilian Complaints

Force Abuse of Authority Discourtesy Ethnic Slur Miscellaneous

2008

6 14 15 0 2

2007

4 10 14 0 9

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50% 40% 7% 0% -78%

Total Internal Affairs Cases

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Quality Assurance Unit Lieutenant Cosmo Costa and Lieutenant Gary Robinson oversee the Quality Assurance Unit. The unit periodically conducts inspections and reviews of specific areas of the Department for the following reasons: Determine compliance with established policies and procedures to identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement that will, through training, positively enhance the Department's performance; Promote a method of operation to improve the quality and consistency of performance throughout the Department by using evaluations and a support system which includes training, guidance and follow-up review. This is accomplished through the use of specified areas of evaluation. These areas include, but are not limited to: Incidents, confiscated vehicles and auctions, summonses, evidence and found property, off-duty employment, sick time, traffic court appearances, video taping of bookings.

The Quality Assurance Unit evaluates these specified areas, and as training needs are identified, improves the performance of the Department. These evaluations are conducted on a regular basis to ensure that the quality of performance attained is continued.

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New Rochelle Police Foundation

The New Rochelle Police Foundation is a non-profit organization, which funds, assists and undertakes programs to strengthen the services and professionalism of the New Rochelle Police Department. Through this partnership, the Foundation stands ready to assist the New Rochelle Police to better serve our city and, in doing so, make the department one of the most admired in the country. The New Rochelle Police Foundation recognizes the need to meet new challenges in law enforcement today, tomorrow and in the 21st century as the police profession continues to grow, change and adapt to new technologies and other developments. The cost of training and equipment for the New Rochelle Police Department to respond effectively to a wide range of social problems far exceeds the tax dollars committed to law enforcement. For organizations like the New Rochelle Police Department to maintain a distinction of excellence in the services they provide, private sector assistance is needed. The following are some of the programs and activities sponsored by the New Rochelle Police Foundation: · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

Police-Community events Sponsoring of advanced training for Police Sponsoring of command staff attendance at professional seminars Verbal Judo seminars attended by all Department members Bicycles and uniforms for bicycle patrol officers Funding of K-9 unit Annual Police Award ceremonies Lapel microphones for every officer Rechargeable flashlights and chargers for every officer Fitness Equipment for Department Weight Room Custom made equipment bag for every officer TASER's for Critical Incident Unit and Supervisors State of the art Firearms Simulator Sponsoring of Harbor Unit Building

(Top) 2008 Citizen Police Academy attendee on the 30 Driving Simulator (Bottom) Monroe College students at 2008 Citizen Police Academy Graduation

Annual Report 2008

The New Rochelle Police Department patch was designed in 1967. The Heraldic type symbol is divided into four squares. The upper left square contains a fleur-delis with 1688 underneath. The fleur-de-lis represents the French National Emblem. It was the French Huguenots who settled New Rochelle originally and incorporated it as a Village in 1688. The upper right box shows an old ship like those used in Trans-Atlantic crossings during the 1600's. The bottom left square shows a modern sailboat and represents New Rochelle's proximity to Long Island Sound and its fivemile coastline. The bottom right square with 1899 over a five-sided star represents the date New Rochelle became a City.

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New Rochelle Police Department Training Unit Lieutenant Cosmo Costa, Training Director Sergeant Calvin McGee, Training Supervisor Cover Photo by Detective Robert Torr Do not reproduce without the permission of the Training Unit

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