Second Precinct Police Update

From Captain Todd Williams:

I wanted to take a moment and fill you in on a few changes that will be happening at the Second Patrol Division as well as the crime statistics for 2017.  In the attachments, you will find statistics and a map of our patrol division.  From the statistics, you will find that we have had double digit declines in both violent as well as property crime.  That being said, we did have two areas that rose slightly and leaves room for improvement in 2018.  The increases division wide are as follows:

 

Robbery to a Business

2016 – 34

2017 – 44

The robbery to businesses were a result of multiple suspects who committed several robberies.  All of the offender(s) to date have been arrested and are awaiting judicial proceedings.

 

Non-Residential Burglary

2016 – 44

2017 – 52

The Non-Residential Burglaries are mostly sheds where lawn equipment was stolen.

 

We did see a spike in larceny from porches (8 total in December) where items delivered and left unattended were stolen.  With the addition of doorbell cameras, we have been able to observe the suspects committing the crimes thus assisting in the identification and prosecution.  Also, although the numbers of larceny from autos are down (from 1340 to 1173), there is still room for improvement.  Please remind our civic leagues that many of the vehicles targeted have been unlocked with personal items left in plain view.  We have concentrated on juvenile offenders to abate the issue but still need to stay vigilante in 2018.  Additionally, stolen autos are down but we are still seeing vehicles stolen with the keys left in them or the vehicle left running unattended.

Overall total property crime in the Second Patrol Division was down 15%, and total violent crime was down 21%.

 

Additionally, we have begun several new initiatives in the 2nd.  School Resource Officers (SRO) Boone and Pierce have begun an outreach initiative targeting high school aged youths at Norview High School where they meet with and assist the youths with employment applications.  This initiative was created by the two officers with assistance from Norfolk Public School (NPS) employees.  The officers bring the youths along and give pointers as to the best way to create a resume and market themselves to potential employers.  The officers then deliver the applications back to the businesses.  The next phase will be initiated by transporting the youths to the business themselves and turning in the application.  This has really picked up within the last month and has enjoyed more high school aged youths being interested in the program and interacting with police officers in a positive manner.

 

Lastly, we will be welcoming two new lieutenants to the Command Staff.  Lieutenants Branning (Blue Sector) and Handley (Red Sector) will be transferring to other positions within the organization.  I have listed your new lieutenants name and contact information below:

 

Blue Sector Commander (Includes East Ocean View)

Lieutenant M. Felix

Office #757-664-6912

Cell #757-449-3683

Michael.felix@norfolk.gov

 

Red Sector Commander

Lieutenant J. Ipock

Office #757-664-6914

Cell #757-646-2554

James.ipock@norfolk.gov

 

Executive Officer

Lieutenant A. Karpovich

Office #757-664-6913

Cell #757-390-0442

Albert.karpovich@norfolk.gov

 

They will be attending civic leagues throughout the year to meet and answer any questions that are needed.  I look forward to working together in 2018.

 

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