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05/09/2014
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2016 Year End Report


Tuttle Police Department
Mission Statement

The men and women of the Tuttle Police Department are committed to enhance the quality of life and lessen the fears of all citizens Utilizing the authority and safeguards of the Constitution of the United States and the freedoms cited in the Bill of Rights, the laws and statutes of the State of Oklahoma and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Tuttle, we, the members of the Tuttle Police Department, will work cooperatively with all segments of the general public and government to provide a safe environment and preserve the peace.

This partnership is drawn on the premise that our product be one of service to all citizens with special focus toward solving real and perceived problems within the community. Our remedies and resources shall be from all levels of government, working in concert, to accomplish our desired goals. Thus, as a Department of, and behalf of, the City of Tuttle, we obligate ourselves toward becoming a catalyst for positive interaction between all services and functions to the City.

Message from the Chief

As your Chief of Police, I am pleased to present the 2016 annual report for the Tuttle
Police Department. The primary purpose of this report is to provide the community with
transparency in government and to show how we meet the challenges that face law
enforcement. This report offers a snapshot of the Police Department’s operations and presents a
detailed summary of calls for service, arrest data, accident data, DUI data, citation data.

This past year is best described as a year of continued change and progress. The police
department has been beta-testing software with DPS and so far, the results are great and much improved over our old software provider. Policies, procedures and regulations are continuing with Lexipol Software provided by our insurance carrier OMAG. We also continued our grants with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Department enforcing Seatbelt and DUI laws these overtime grants allowed us to emphasize traffic safety in the community. We also received a free website from DPS software, Tuttlepd.com. We have a Facebook page to let our citizens know what is happening in our community. As always, we will continue to ensure that our community has the best law enforcement and public service possible.

I am on the Oklahoma Police Chief Association Legislative Committee. The committee meets with State Legislators over new laws affecting municipal police departments.

I also would like to say that I have great confidence in Mayor Chester’s vision for the future
and the City Council for their unwavering support of the police department. It is rewarding to
be part of an organization and profession so committed to serving our community. Furthermore,
my staff and I are continually looking to identify priorities in the delivery of police service. We
welcome community input from those we serve and protect because together we can make a
difference.

On behalf of the men and women of the Tuttle Police Department, I am proud to present
this annual report of the positive changes and accomplishments that were achieved this year.

Donald L. Cluck Chief of Police

The Department has 15 full time positions and 2 part-time in the Department these include 11 commissioned police officers, 4 full time and 1 part-time Dispatchers and 1 Animal Welfare /Code Enforcement Officer and 1 part-time Animal Shelter helper.
The Department runs a 24 hour a day operation and the shifts are divided into Day shift 6 am to 2 pm Afternoon shift 2 pm to 10 pm and Night shift 10 pm to 6 am.

The Department patrols about 30 square miles with a population of 6,019. There are 3 state highways and a Turnpike Spur.
Per Census.gov Tuttle has over 2500 housing units and 60 business establishments, (this includes schools and churches)
In 2016 we had 11 officers with the hiring of Kate Collier. In April Jacob Nunez left to work for Oklahoma City Police Department. In September Ashlyn Truelove left and we hired Justin Sanders.
We are still working on filling the eleventh position.

Accreditation

On June 17, 2014, the Department received a Level 1 Accreditation from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, Oklahoma Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation and Professional Standards Program.

The concept of law enforcement accreditation began in the 1970’s. The goal is to instill “professionalism” into every phase of law enforcement service. In July 1996, the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police received a grant to implement a law enforcement accreditation program in Oklahoma. A committee including representatives from municipal, county and state law enforcement, municipal assurance attorneys, and law enforcement bargaining units was formed to review and develop Oklahoma appropriate law enforcement accreditation standards. The standards or best practices are intended to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of law enforcement services. The standards cover all aspects of operations including individual’s rights, use of force, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, and other administrative, patrol, and investigative operations.

This voluntary process included an internal agency review followed by a three day on-site critical assessment of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities, and operations by a team of law enforcement professionals from outside the Police Department. A comprehensive assessment report was forwarded to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission for review followed by the final review and determination by the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Board.

The Department is one of 24 accredited agencies in the state out 297 total Municipal Police Departments.

We are currently in the process of attaining Level 2 Accreditation. The Police Chief currently sits on the
Board of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, Oklahoma Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation and Professional Standards Program.

Our Insurance Carrier OMAG has provided us with a free software service called Lexipol. Lexipol provides us with current best practices and case law updates to keep our policy manual up to date.
Lexipol also offers training on our policies to keep the officers trained and increase professionalism in the Department.

Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is the backbone of the Tuttle Police Department. They are the department’s most visible unit, as well as the first line of defense in preventing crime and providing protection.

The Patrol Division consists of 6 officers who are supervised by 2 sergeants.

The Patrol Division provides many police services that include responding to and investigating the following:

• 911 calls for service

• Traffic crashes

• Day to day complaints

• Traffic enforcement

• Preventative/deterrent patrol

• Preliminary criminal investigations

In FY 2016, the Patrol Division responded to 3,785 calls for service. They made 225 arrests with 62 being DUI arrests, 52 Drug arrests, 4,324 traffic stops, investigated 86 traffic crashes, and issued 1,565 traffic citations, 3040 traffic warning and took 626 reports.

The Patrol Division also conducted 13,335 neighborhood and business checks.

The Department currently is working Oklahoma Highway Safety Overtime Grants in two specific areas DUI and Seat Belt Enforcement. These are re-imbursement grants.

Statics for 2016

For the 2016 general traffic grant we worked a total of 241.5 hours and made 731 traffic contacts. We spent a total of $6992.39 in OHSO funds.

The Patrol Division continues to work diligently every day to improve the quality of life in our community for all residents and visitors.

Detective

The Tuttle Police Department’s Detective is Shana Berryhill.

The objectives of her investigative efforts are to determine if a crime actually occurred, gather evidence of the crime, identify and arrest the person(s) responsible for criminal acts, recover stolen property, and aid in the prosecution of the arrestee. Detective Berryhill diligently investigate all cases she receives for follow-up. Her investigation must be thorough, careful, and objective. Detective Berryhill focus is on many offenses/activities that include the following:

• Death Investigations

• Violent Crimes

• Financial Crimes

• Property Crimes

• Missing Persons

• Auto Theft

•Narcotics

• Burglary

• Larceny

• Hit and Run Traffic Crashes

• Crimes Against Persons

• Intelligence Gathering

• Crime Analysis

• Juvenile Investigations

Detective Berryhill is also the Property / Evidence Room Manager and handle all property/evidence collected by the Department.

Dispatch

The Tuttle Police Department operates a twenty-four (24) hour 911
communication center. It is the main point of contact for both walk-in and telephone communication with the public. The center supports the response for police, fire and emergency medical service (EMS) calls for service
initiated by the public.

This method of delivery ensures the most efficient, effective and expedient service to the public.

Dispatchers’ responsibilities include utilization of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Mobile Cop.

Dispatch uses CAD to do data entry of all calls for service that come into the department and requests from Police, Fire and EMS.

Dispatch uses OLETS and NCIC to check for warrants, driver license and insurance status and criminal history reports.

Dispatch also handles all the records request that come to the Department for collision and police reports.

In 2016 Dispatch handled 26,984 request from Citizens, Police, Fire and EMS
Dispatch is comprised of four full time and one part-time dispatcher.

Department Training

The Training Unit is responsible for comprehensive training for all department personnel, as determined by input from the command staff, an annual training needs assessment through the
Chief of Police, and regulated by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.
The Department recognizes that training is essential to complete our core mission and public service continues to be a top priority of the department.
The Department has many talented officers who are certified to teach various specialties. They help the Department train officers in our in-house training program.
In 2016 our officers completed a total of 542 hours of training

Animal Welfare / Code Enforcement

The Animal Welfare Division is responsible for promoting public health and safety, for temporarily sheltering and providing humane disposition of unwanted or lost animals, and for promoting animal welfare so that pet ownership is a pleasure for owners without becoming a burden to the community.
The job of a code enforcement officer is an important part of the effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for the public.
Peggy Larson was our Animal Welfare/ Code Enforcement Officer.
Peggy has certifications in Animal Welfare and Code Enforcement.
Peggy worked with volunteers and animal rescues to adopt out dogs and cats taken into our shelter.
Peggy’s code enforcement activities include high grass, trash and derelict vehicle complaints
In 2016 Peggy handled 474 animal calls and several complaints on code violations.
Peggy left us in December and we have hired Larry Johnson.
Larry retired from Oklahoma City Animal Welfare after 27 years of service.
We look forward to the experience that Larry will bring to our animal welfare division.

Crime Statistics
Uniform Crime Reporting
Police agencies are required to report their annual crime data to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI). The FBI requires us to report eight Part I Offenses as a measure of crime
trends. They include: Murder, Criminal Sexual Assault, Robbery, Aggravated Assault/Battery,
Burglary, Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson.

In 2016 we saw a slight drop in overall crime, the Department used social media to alert citizens that were targets of theft of property left out in the cars and yards. Also, we posted crime prevention tips. It is my hope that the deduction in this type of theft was a direct result of citizens paying attention to their property.

Burglary/Breaking and Entering Summary Report
2016 2015 2014
Residence – Night Time 6 3 14
Residence – Day Time 11 8 8
Residence – Unknown Time 0 11 5
Non-Residence – Night Time 7 6 4
Non-Residence – Day Time 1 3 2
Non-Residence – Unknown Time 0 0 4
Total 25 31 35
Larceny / Theft Summary Report
2016 2015 2014
Shoplifting 6 3 3
From Building 4 12 22
From Motor Vehicle 12 21 34
All Other 35 24 31
Total 57 60 90
Arson
2016 2015 2014
January – December 1 0 2

Assault – Aggravated
2016 2015 2014
January – December 5 2 9

2016 2015 2014
January – December 40 34 38
Assault – Simple

Counterfeiting/Forgery
2016 2015 2014
January – December 5 4 2

Embezzlement
2016 2015 2014
January – December 6 6 12

Fraud – Credit Card/Automated Teller Machine Fraud
2016 2015 2014
January – December 6 8 4

Fraud – False Pretenses/Swindle/Confidence Game
2016 2015 20143
January – December 19 19 28

Fraud – Impersonation
2016 2015 2014
January – December 23 14 2

2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 1
Fraud – Welfare Fraud

Fraud – Wire Fraud
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 7 1

Homicide – Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
2016 2015 2014

January – December 0 0 0

Homicide – Negligent Manslaughter
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 0

Kidnapping/Abduction *
2016 2015 2014
January – December 1 1 1

*2016 this was a juvenile claiming she was abducted by a stranger.
Investigation proved that she had lied about the incident.

*In 2015 and 2014 these numbers were the result of a domestic violence statute that allowed for filing a
kidnapping charge for person holding a family member against their will, not an actual kidnapping
for ransom.

Pornography/Obscene Material
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 2

Robbery
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 2

Sex – Forcible Fondling
2016 2015 2014
January – December 3 0 2

Sex – Forcible Rape
2016 2015 2014
January – December 2 0 0
• One case proven to be a false accusation.
• One case still under investigation awaiting DNA results.
Sex – Forcible Sodomy
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 1

Sex – Incest
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 0

Sex – Statutory Rape
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 1

Stolen Property – Receiving, Concealing, Etc.
2016 2015 2014
January – December 6 6 5

Stolen Vehicle/Motor Vehicle Theft
2016 2015 2014
January – December 6 5 14

Threats/Intimidation
2016 2015 2014
January – December 36 39 40

Vandalism/Destruction/Damage of Property
2016 2015 2014
January – December 32 24 46

Weapons Law Violations
2016 2015 2014
January – December 9 3 7

Bad Checks
2016 2015 2014
January – December 3 0 4

Curfew/Loitering/Vagrancy
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 0 1

Disorderly Conduct
2016 2015 2014
January – December 3 0 1

Driving Under the Influence
2016 2015 2014
January – December 62 56 48

Drunkenness
2016 2015 2014
January – December 3 15 18

Family Offenses, Non-violent
2016 2015 2014
January – December 4 5 10

Liquor Law Violations
2016 2015 2014
January – December 16 12 22

Other Offenses *
2016 2015 2014
January – December 6 13 22
*These are usually a civil in nature report that just cannot be classified as a crime, but we still make a
Response and report for the calling party.
Peeping Tom
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 1 0

Runaway
2016 2015 2014
January – December 7 3 1

Trespassing of Real Property
2016 2015 2014
January – December 6 6 10

Civil – Juvenile
2016 2015 2014
January – December 1 3 3

Civil – Other
2016 2015 2014
January – December 5 9 10

Civil – Restraining Order
2016 2015 2014
January – December 2 2 1

Family – Domestic Affair
2016 2015 2014
January – December 19 9 13

Family – Missing Person
2016 2015 2014
January – December 5 5 2

Family – Other *
2016 2015 2014
January – December 1 8 8

*These are reports made on civil violations of divorce and child custody issues.
Health/Safety – Other
2016 2015 2014
January – December 0 3 5

Public Peace – Animal Bites
2016 2015 2014
January – December 11 0 4

Public Peace – Animal Other
2016 2015 2014
January – December 11 5 11

Public Peace – Found Property
2016 2015 2014
January – December 24 9 9

Public Peace – Lost Property
2016 2015 2014
January – December 2 2 1

Public Peace – Mental Case*
2016 2015 2014
January – December 18 15 19

*Reports made when an officer has to take a person into protective custody because they are
a danger to themselves or others.

Conclusion
In conclusion, the City of Tuttle has experienced growth as a city in 2016 and the data above depicts that police services and reporting of incidents are consistent with the growth pattern. The Tuttle Police Department will continue to provide professional police services to the citizens and visitors through quality Community Policing and Enforcement efforts. It will be our priority to recruit officers of the highest quality and develop leadership within our ranks. As Tuttle grows it is important as a community that we stay vigilant and the police along with the citizens, work together to reduce crime in our community.

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