Grant: $1,365,432 - Department of Justice - Jul. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. The mission of the Flagstaff Police Department is to preserve life, property and public order through the establishment of a partnership of shared responsibility, support and trust with law abiding members of the community. This grant will help to accomplish this mission by rehiring 6 police officers. The community policing philosophy is practiced throughout the organization. To further pusue community policing initiatives, patrol officers are trained in and regularly utilize the SARA problem solving model to address beat projects and neighborhood problems. Every officer is assigned a specific neighborhood or community group and is responsible for regular contact with block watch captains or provide assistance in conducting neighborhood and blockwatch meetings and community support meetings. Officers are assigned to specific geographical areas and beats for extended perioods of time. Officers are evaluated on their efforts in promoting shared resonsibility and trust with law abiding members of the community. The FPD incorporates community policing skills in its recruitment and hiring decisions as well as in its promotional processes. FPD regularly provides training on community policing, cultural diversity, and the SARA problem solving model. We routinely distribute crime data to the community through our website, press releases, and the media. We routinely survey our citizens on crime and community problems related topics. In 2007, we implemented the COMPSTAT model to allow data driven decision making for resource allocation. Our organization manages a vibrant volunteer program, and conducts two citizen police academies a year. Officers believe that homeland security begins with hometown security and are directed to work closely with the Arizona Counter Terrosim Intelligence center (ACTIC) as well as other federal and local agencies in sharing and disseminating information. The FPD uses technology to enhance community policing. We have implemented a CITRIX server which will enable patrol officers to write and submit reports while in the field and have acess to our ILEADS data base for data regarding prior contacts with individuals. These prior contacts assist officers in establishing identity and connecting suspects to on-going investigations and crime patterns. These 56 officers will be assigned to patrol squads and responsible to perform within the guildlines set forth above.
Project Description: This first quarter of this award, the Flagstaff Police department accepted the grant, presented the grant to the City Council for adoption, completed the registration and training for reporting requirements. Following rigouirous background investigation and testing, two officers were hired. These officers, Lisa Weinhold and Nathan Newell, reported to work in Septemeber 2009 and received employment orientation from the City of Flagstaff as well as pre-academy orientation by members of the Flagstaff Police Department. These two officers subsequently began their Academy training at Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy, a POST certified training facility. Additionally, this quarter we have processed and tendered a conditional job offer to Aaron Joseph.
Jobs Summary: The Flagstaff Police Department recevied the following award - New Hires: 6, Rehire (Pre-Application Lay-off): 0, Rehire (Post-Application Lay-off): 0. During this reporting period, we have filled 2 of the 6 new hire positions. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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