Editor’s Note: The following is a republished update from the Seneca Falls Police Department. It was not written by any member of the FL1 News Team.
In November 2020, members of the Seneca Falls Police Department documented 1576 duty-related events.
These events include: responding to 653 calls for service, conducting 818 property checks on both business and residential properties, and 98 traffic stops.
Fifty-three traffic tickets were issued consisting of 2 Felony, 5 Misdemeanors, and 46 Infractions. Out of these traffic tickets, officers arrested two individuals for Driving While Intoxicated.
Thirty motor vehicle crashes were investigated in November, consisting of 1 personal injury and 29 property damage.
Twenty-five individuals were arrested, resulting in 36 Penal Law charges. These charges yielded the filing of 1 Felony, 18 Misdemeanor, and 17 Violations with Town Court. During these contacts, this agency recorded one subject resistance report in November, resulting in 0 injuries to civilians and 0 injuries to officers.
The members of the Seneca Falls Police Department utilized the department iPad for remote mental health services six times. Of those six times, only one individual required transportation to CPEP. (Clifton Springs Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) These interactions continue to result in a more positive interaction between law enforcement and the individual suffering from a mental health crisis and better services.
Members of the Seneca Falls Police Department completed a total of 41 hours of online training.
In comparing November 2019 to November 2020, calls for service were up 10.8% (589/653); criminal charges were down 16% (43/36); traffic tickets were down 56% (121/53); traffic accidents were down 12% (34/30). Domestic Disturbance was up 50% (24/36); Mental Health Incidents were up 31% (13/17), and Driving While Intoxicated arrests were equal (2/2).
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