The Desk of Chief Cooper – 2022 Annual Report Available

Published by The Bee News

March 22, 2023

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* KPD Annual Report for 2022 **

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Kingman City Council, Chief Rusty Cooper presented the Kingman Police Department’s 2022 Annual Report during a Department Report to the council. The KPD 2022 annual report has been completed and is available online to the public.  The ‘Annual Report for 2022’ is available at www.kingmanpolice.com under ‘Reports and Downloads’.   The 26-page report contains detailed information covering the Department’s activities in 2022 and begins with an opening message from Chief Cooper.

https://www.cityofkingman.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/7432/638150675491870000

The Desk of Chief Cooper

Other statistical increases that I find to be positive are DUIs (18%), drug offenses (137%), traffic citations (13%) and total arrests (27%). This indicates that officers are proactive. My expectation is for officers to be proactive when not investigating or writing reports. The department does not have a “quota” for tickets, but I do expect officers to be active. Proactive enforcement results in more traffic stops, more drug crimes discovered, more fugitives apprehended, more impaired drivers detected, and hopefully, fewer traffic crashes. All of these contribute to an improved quality of life for our citizens. Significant accomplishments made in 2022 include the creation of a formalized Professional Standards/Recruitment Bureau, a rebranding of the Neighborhood Services (NSO) Bureau, and obtaining state certification for NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). The Professional Standards/Recruitment Bureau was developed to provide improved support of the department’s recruitment, hiring, training, accreditation, and accountability processes. The rebranding of the NSO Bureau involved oversight realignment, improved officer support, increased training, clarified mission objectives/priorities, and a uniform that is better suited for their duties. The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) establishes federally recommended criteria for reporting more detailed crime data to the national database maintained by the FBI. Previously the department was reporting ‘summary’ crime data. Department priorities for 2023 will continue to be providing professional and effective police services, officer recruitment, officer wellness, and officer retention. I hope that you find the information in this report useful and informative. your continued support.

Sincerely, Rusty Cooper Rusty Cooper Chief of Police”

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