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Police Services National Trend Report (Sample)

Last updated on 2018-11-02

Service Area Overview

Police services are a component of public safety departments, which serves to protect the lives of individuals and assist in the enforcement of ordinances, traffic laws, and criminal laws within a jurisdiction.  Police services regularly patrol within their jurisdiction, and respond to calls for service in cases of suspected criminal activity, traffic violation, or any incident which potentially affects the safety of any individual, public infrastructure, or private property.   

Influencing Factors Include

  • Demographics:  Population, daytime population, geographic land area, age demographics, socioeconomic conditions, and racial diversity within a jurisdiction may affect clearance rates, the number of calls for service, and response times.
  • Special Services:  Response times may be affected by the availability of special services, such as SWAT/Tactical.
  • Organizational Structures:  Some jurisdictions employ additional investigative services, housed within their police department, such as forensic services.  Jurisdictions may also employ community services, such as crime prevention teams, which may affect staffing levels.
  • Citizen Priorities:  Within any jurisdiction, priorities in funding and operations may affect levels of civilian support staff, sworn officers, and non-sworn officers. 

 

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Footnotes

Avg Time: Receipt to Dispatch: Top Priority

Avg Time: Police Receipt-Dispatch - Top Priority: Top priority calls
Traditionally, top priority calls require an immediate police response. Many jurisdictions refer to top priority calls as “Priority 1 “ or “Code 3 “ for an emergency police response. Jurisdictions
define top priority calls differently; possible examples of top priority calls might include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency response and/or lights and sirens
  • Immediate threat to life
  • Violent criminal act in progress
  • Suspect pursuing citizen
  • Imminent critical danger
  • Possibility of major property loss

Response time for top priority calls: Average time from call receipt to dispatch
This is the time period from when the telephone call first comes in (regardless of where it comes in) until a unit is dispatched.

EXCLUDE

  • Incidents outside the jurisdiction’s official service area for police patrol
NOTES:

  • Enter the average for all calls that your jurisdiction defines as “top priority”, regardless of whether they match the categories outlined above.
  • Please do not estimate.

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Charles County, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Gahanna, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Irving, Johnson City, Kansas City, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Milton, New Orleans, Novi, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Raleigh, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Suwanee, Tracy

Avg Time: Dispatch to Arrival: Top Priority

Avg Time: Police Dispatch-Arrival: Top Priority: Top priority calls

Traditionally, top priority calls require an immediate police response. Many jurisdictions refer to top priority calls as “Priority 1 “ or “Code 3 “ for an emergency police response. Jurisdictions define top priority calls differently; possible examples of top priority calls might include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency response and/or lights and sirens
  • Immediate threat to life
  • Violent criminal act in progress
  • Suspect pursuing citizen
  • Imminent critical danger
  • Possibility of major property loss
Response time for top priority calls: Average time from dispatch to arrival on scene
This is the time period from when the emergency telephone call is dispatched until a unit arrives on the scene.

EXCLUDE

  • Incidents outside the jurisdiction’s official service area for police patrol
NOTES:

  • Enter the average for all calls that your jurisdiction defines as “top priority”, regardless of whether they match the categories outlined above.
  • Please do not estimate.

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bowling Green, Charles County, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Gahanna, Germantown, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, Kansas City, La Vista, Lakeville, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Milton, New Orleans, Novi, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Oshkosh, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Suwanee, Tracy

Calls for Service per Sworn Police FTE

Calls for Service per Sworn Police FTE: Calculated as police calls for service resulting in a unit being dispatched divided by the FTEs of all sworn police

National Peers: Albany, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Branson, Charles County, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, La Vista, Lakeville, McAllen, Midland, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Raleigh, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Suwanee, Tracy, Windsor

Calls for Service per 1,000 population

Calls for Service per 1,000 Population: Calculated as police calls for service resulting in a unit being dispatched divided by the residential population of area served by the police times 1000

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Gahanna, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, La Vista, Lakeville, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, Milton, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Tracy, Windsor

UCR Part I Property Crimes per 1,000 population

UCR Part I Property Crimes Reported per 1,000 Population: Calculated as the UCR part I property crimes reported divided by the residential population of area served by the police times 1000

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Gahanna, Germantown, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, Kansas City, La Vista, Lakeville, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, Milton, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Santa Fe County, Savannah, Scottsdale, Tracy, Windsor

UCR Part I Violent Crimes per 1,000 population

UCR Part I Violent Crimes Reported per 1,000 Population: Calculated as the UCR part I violent crimes reported divided by the residential population of area served by the police times 1000

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Clayton, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Gahanna, Germantown, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Harrisonville, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, Kansas City, La Vista, Lakeville, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, Milton, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Richmond Heights, San Antonio, Santa Fe County, Savannah, Scottsdale, Tracy, Windsor

Traffic Accidents involving Fatalities per 1,000 population

Number of Traffic Accidents Involving Fatalities per 1,000 Population: Calculated as the number of traffic accidents involving fatalities divided by the residential population of area served by the police times 1000

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Gahanna, Germantown, Goodyear , Grandview, Greer, Hermosa Beach, Johnson City, Kansas City, La Vista, Lakeville, McAllen, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, Milton, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Orland Park, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio, Santa Fe County, Savannah, Scottsdale, Tracy

Traffic Accidents involving Alcohol with Fatalities per 1,000 population

Number of Traffic Accidents Involving Alcohol with fatalities per 1,000 Population: Calculated as the number of traffic accidents involving alcohol with fatalities divided by the residential population of area served by the police times 1000

National Peers: Austin, Bettendorf, Bowling Green, Columbia, Dallas, Denison, Dublin, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Germantown, Goodyear , Greer, Hermosa Beach, Kansas City, La Vista, McAllen, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, San Antonio, Savannah, Scottsdale, Tracy, Windsor