Although our spike in vehicle burglaries and auto-thefts are no different than what other communities are dealing with across the nation, we are committed to the belief that our current property crime rates are unacceptable and we are determined to find success! We need the community to be keenly aware of the issues so that they can take specific steps to help our City combat this.
Most importantly, we want our residents to know specifically what we are dealing with: An increase in vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries.
The aggressive approach we have already been taking this year will be supplemented further with a number of dramatic steps and changes in police officer assignments (we will not be specific for obvious reasons but the steps will include plainclothes officers, undercover vehicles, and targeting known criminals). Along with our innovative and unprecedented efforts toward our property crime issues we need our residents to take the following steps:
Along with proactive steps, we need our residents to be patient. Our response time to some non-crime, non-essential calls will suffer because of our unprecedented steps. Also, we do not engage in high-speed chases involving non-violent property crime suspects. “Although violent crime will always take precedence in our community, we are determined to utilize whatever resources we have to combat these property crime issues. And with the community on-board, we will find success!” – Asst. Chief John Lau.