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  • Community Trust and Transparency09/29/2014 3:12 PM

    We must continually work on keeping the precious trust that our community has in us. Transparency and open lines of communication are keys to being successful. As a partial means to that end, we will soon begin our testing period for body worn cameras. The testing period will extend to the end of the year […]

  • DDACTS Success09/10/2014 9:24 AM

    In April 2012, the Department initiated the Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety program, known as DDACTS. The premise of DDACTS is to analyze multiple years’ worth of crime, collision, and calls for service data in conjunction with geospatial mapping to identify target “zones”. Target zones are areas in the community that have […]

  • Budget and Project Update06/19/2014 9:39 AM

    The Town council has approved the FY15 budget which is effective on July 1, 2014. The Police Department received the following positions: two police officers, two civilian patrol technicians, and two detention transport supervisors for the pending holding facility project. Our focus this year was to fill patrol resource positions and the detention supervisor positions. […]

  • Gilbert-Chandler Unified Holding Facility05/27/2014 1:07 PM

    The Gilbert and Chandler Police Departments are proposing a joint holding facility project to benefit the citizens of both communities. By combining resources, the costs of holding prisoners will be reduced for both communities. Additionally, each community will benefit from improved efficiency and increased availability of police officers. What is being proposed? The current holding […]

  • Recent Events05/19/2014 3:24 PM

    My heartfelt thanks to everyone who was involved in the recent events we held to support Special Olympics Arizona.  Things kicked off with the Rock ‘n Run at the Riparian event.  The Run was a huge success and served as a wonderful opportunity to honor C.J. Udall.  I was very pleased to see the increase […]

  • 03/03/2014 9:06 AM

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014, marked the fourth anniversary of the line of duty death of Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler; Eric was shot and killed during a traffic stop at Val Vista and Baseline. Eric should be remembered not only for his service to the Gilbert Police Department and the Town of Gilbert, but also as a […]

  • National Citizen Survey Results08/26/2013 3:33 PM

    The Town of Gilbert recently received the results of the National Citizen Survey.  The survey is a collaborative effort between National Research, Inc. and the International City/County Management Association. It provides us an opportunity to assess the quality of life and customer service attitudes in our community and to compare ourselves against local and national […]

  • June Update06/24/2013 4:33 PM

    On June 6, the Town Council approved the final budget for FY14 which includes three police department positions, one lieutenant and two civilian patrol assistants (soon to be titled civilian patrol technicians).  Sergeant Pete Rangel will be promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Patrol.  Officer Patrick Portee will be promoted to sergeant and will fill Pete’s […]

  • Uniform Crime Report Data for 201203/20/2013 12:57 PM

    The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data is now available for calendar year 2012. Overall, 219 violent crimes were reported in 2012, increasing 34 offenses over CY2011. 3,480 property offenses were reported, was a decrease of 450 offenses from CY2011. Total Party I crimes dropped from 4,115 offenses in 2011 to 3, 699 offenses in 2012 […]

  • Current Public Safety Issues in Gilbert01/14/2013 2:51 PM

    I recently had an opportunity to address a group of community business leaders on current public safety issues in Gilbert and how we can work as partners to continue to maintain high levels of safety in our community. I would like to clarify some statements which appeared in a news article following the presentation. Crime […]