Farmington Public Safety’s 2018 Annual Report reveals record crime drop
Farmington Public Safety Director Frank Demers presented the department’s 2018 Annual Report during the April 15th City Council meeting. The comprehensive report detailed a number of accomplishments throughout the year.
The Public Safety Department finished the year with the lowest number of Part A (serious) crimes ever recorded in department history with 263 Part A crimes reported. This is a decrease of 11% compared to 2017 when the department responded to 295 Part A crimes.
In addition, the department set another record with the lowest number of burglaries ever recorded with only two (2) burglaries in 2018. This is an 81% decrease compared to 2017 when eleven (11) burglaries were reported.
In June of 2018, the department became one of the first agencies in the State of Michigan to be accredited by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The path to achieving accreditation took over two years and involved hundreds of hours of work to revise policies and procedures to ensure that they meet the highest standards of efficiency and professionalism.
The department saw a slight increase in fire-related calls with 166 reported. That’s up from 153 in 2017. Medical calls also increased with 953 in 2018 compared to 912 in 2017.
Farmington continues to rank as one of the safest communities in Michigan and 2018 was no exception. The City was recognized by SafeWise.com as one of the top 20 safest cities in Michigan. Director Demers said, “Farmington Public Safety Officers are proud to have played a role in this recognition, but it could not be done without support from Farmington City Council and City Administration, as well as the strong partnerships we share with the wonderful residents of this community.”
The full report can be viewed on the City’s website at the following link:
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