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SFPD releases February 2022 Snapshot

The Seneca Falls Police Department released the February 2022 Snapshot.

The full report can be read below:

In February 2022, members of the Seneca Falls Police Department documented 1656 duty-related events. These events include: responding to 581 calls for service, conducting 879 property checks on both business and residential properties, and 176 traffic stops.

Seventy traffic tickets were issued consisting of 0 Felony, 14 Misdemeanor, and 56 Infractions. Out of these traffic tickets, officers arrested two individuals for Driving While Ability Impaired.

Thirty-seven motor vehicle crashes were investigated in February, consisting of 2 personal injuries and 35 property damage. Twenty-three individuals were arrested, resulting in 46 Penal Law charges. These charges yielded the filing of 6 Felony, 26 Misdemeanors, and 14 Violations with Town Court. This agency recorded four subject resistance reports in February during three separate incidents. One incident resulting in a minor abrasion to a civilian who resisted arrest. The civilian was checked over by North Seneca Ambulance and refused any further treatment. There were no injuries to officers during these subject resistance incidents. The department recorded zero citizen/officer complaints and numerous citizen/officer compliments were filed.

The Seneca Falls Police Department responded to fifteen mental health related calls resulting in thirteen individuals requiring transportation by law enforcement to Clifton Springs Hospital. SFPD members utilized the department iPad for remote mental health services three times. Out of the three times, one individual was stabilized within their home, requiring no transports for further evaluation by Clifton Springs Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program.

In comparing February 2021 to February 2022, calls for service were up 2.5% (567/581); criminal charges were down 34% (70/46); traffic tickets were down 22% (90/70); traffic accidents went unchanged (37/37); Domestic Disturbances were down 15% (26/22); Mental Health Incidents were down 21% (19/15); and Driving While Intoxicated arrests were down 60% (5/2).