The data will
include the location of accidents and of crimes against persons and property
as well as the residences of sex offenders, Cincoski said.
The crime maps
should be on line and live by the time the commission next meets, on March
reported that six graduates of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy applied
for lateral-transfer positions with the CPD under an emergency hiring
process authorized by the commission late last year. The six were duly
informed of the time and place to undergo written testing but only one
actually showed up on the day. It’s unclear why, Cincoski told the
On the other hand,
probationary officers Alexias DeJesus and Kaitlin Bruning began their
coursework at the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in January,
Cincoski said. “From all reports I’ve had, they’re doing very well and
certainly making names for themselves.”
reported on the status of this year’s fleet purchase: three new Ford
Explorers have been ordered, and a request to the Town Council for
authorization to solicit quotes for equipping them will be forthcoming.
Cincoski did say
that the Explorers have proved extremely popular with officers.
Members, for their
part, elected officers for 2018: Mike Orlich to the presidency; Tim Scheerer
to the vice-presidency; and Pete Duda to the secretariat.
In addition, the
commission took receipt of a note of thanks--accompanied by a $500 donation
to the CPD Gift Fund--from Nicki Caylor of Running Vines for the
department’s assistance during the Festivus 5K fundraiser late last year.
The commission also
received a note of thanks--accompanied by several large pizzas provided to
officers--from James Metcalf and Dan Fowler of CME Lending Group.
January in Review
In January the CPD
responded to 663 calls (687 in December), filed 46 cases (52), issued 36
citations and 27 warnings (72 and 84), and investigated 36 accidents with
two injuries (44 accidents with eight injuries).
Calls for service
in January included one suicide (zero), 72 suspicious vehicles or persons,
11 thefts (six), one incident of vandalism (three), one overdose (one), 50
alarms (41), one railroad complaint (zero), 162 traffic stops (226), 21
disturbances (19), six reports of fraud (six), one runaway (one), and one
report of a sex offense (zero).