Year end Report
The budget for 2013/14 was closely monitored and kept within responsible parameters.
Officers answered 7,890 calls for service, a 22% increase in cad volume. wrote 641 offense reports, made 119 arrests, worked 224 traffic crashes, issued 197citations and 363 warnings. Of the above, the police department investigated:
1- Forcible Rape 1- Attempted Forcible Rape 14-Burglaries 6-
During the year, the police department
is called upon to work special events. The department is proud to have
worked the following events: Alex Barajas 5k, Country Fair (involves
night time officer) First Lake Placid Triathlon, Caladium
Festival(involves officers 24/7 coverage during the entire 3 day
event) Annual Tom McDonald 5k, Mason G. Smoak event,Chamber
of Commerce 5k-10k, Lake Placid Christmas parade. Officers
also assisted Sebring Police Department during their Christmas parade. Waters
Edge Halloween, The Lake Placid Youth Football League hired
two officers for their playoffs in November which they paid $315.
During the year, the police department:
Code Enforcement Report
Code Enforcement pulled 180 cases and managed the Business Tax.
The Code Enforcement position is uniquely held by a sworn law enforcement officer who lends a hand to the patrol function of the department. Never afraid to back up patrol officers, or cover a shift if necessary. Until recent, the Code Enforcement position was held by Sergeant Heather Mulligan. As of the first of the year, Officer Mostyn Mullins will be assuming the role as Code Enforcement Officer/ Law Enforcement Officer.
Officer Mullins will continue to host public safety events like the Annual Bike Rodeo that educates children on bicycle safety.
Property and Evidence
TAKEN IN APPROX. 475 PCS OF EVIDENCE (APPROX 14.1% INCREASE OVER 2013) Property and Evidence manager Beverly Hunt attended required training to maintain certifications as a Evidence Specialist.
During annual Operation Medicine Cabinet we turned over approximately 575lbs of discarded medications (25 boxes) to the DEA.
As of November 2014, LPPD
Property and Evidence manager Beverly Hunt became the president of
Property and Evidence Association of
It is no surprise to me that Beverly Hunt was elected president. Her dedication and work ethic is one of her strongest attributes. Hunt maintains the departments property and evidence inventory with the utmost professionalism.
We are very proud of this accomplishment.
The officers received upgraded Electronic Controlled Weapons commonly referred to as Tasers. The model X26 was discontinued, along with the battery packs for the units. This forced the department to purchase an upgraded model. The X26P is a digital model replacing the analog X26. The upgraded model offers many safety features and better results.
The department ordered two new patrol vehicles. The new patrol vehicles are replacing one aging patrol vehicle and one vehicle that was damaged beyond repair during a traffic crash involving a department officer.
The department received a grant
to purchase two new desktop computers which were used to replace
outdated units. A second grant was awarded in partnership with Sebring
We are still striving for
accreditation status. Although it is a slow process, our facility and
policies are continually reviewed and updated to meet
Property and Evidence manager
Beverly Hunt is also the department Accreditation manager. Hunt attended
Over 300 people were fingerprinted using the departments LiveScan Electronic Fingerprinting system. This added service has been complimented by several people who would have had to travel to Sebring to have their fingerprints taken electronically which is the standard for many companies now.
CPR/First Aid Classes
The department held 13 CPR classes throughout the year teaching 85 people to save lives. There were 9 First Aid classes that contained 44 people overall. All instructors are certified through the American Heart Association. All instructors volunteer their time to instruct the courses. The money received for the CPR and First Aid classes is placed into a donation account to assist in purchasing items the general budgeted accounts may not afford.
Women's Self Defense Classes
In the past, Officer Mostyn
Mullins and I hosted basic self-defense classes for women. The
interested declined for a while but recently has spiked. We have held a
total of 4 classes all which had 12 or more student. We were recently
invited to demonstrate our course in