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File #: R-16-125   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 11/7/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/6/2017
Enactment date: 2/24/2017 Enactment #: R-2017-013
Title: F/S Establishing A Property Crime Reduction Pilot Program By Increasing The Number Of PSA Positions And Providing An Appropriation To The Albuquerque Police Department (Winter, Sanchez)
Attachments: 1. R-125.pdf, 2. R-125 Approved Floor Substitute.pdf, 3. FS R-125Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
2/24/2017 City Clerk Published  Action details
2/24/2017 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
2/15/2017 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
2/6/2017 City Council AmendedPass Action details
2/6/2017 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
1/18/2017 City Council Postponed as SubstitutedPass Action details
1/18/2017 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
1/4/2017 City Council PostponedPass Action details
12/19/2016 City Council PostponedPass Action details
12/5/2016 City Council PostponedPass Action details
11/21/2016 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
11/14/2016 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
11/7/2016 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
11/7/2016 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S R-16-125 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Brad Winter and Ken Sanchez


RESOLUTION
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F/S Establishing A Property Crime Reduction Pilot Program By Increasing The Number Of PSA Positions And Providing An Appropriation To The Albuquerque Police Department (Winter, Sanchez)
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WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is tasked to protect and serve a Metropolitan population base of close to one million people; and
WHEREAS recruitment and retention of officers is an increasing challenge for police agencies in the State and across the Nation; and
WHEREAS, for the past several years, APD has similarly experienced a decrease in the number of officers on its force; and
WHEREAS, while APD is aggressively marketing and recruiting new officers, selecting, vetting, and training new applicants is a lengthy process, making it difficult to quickly fill officer positions; and
WHEREAS, the current APD staffing shortage has hampered APD's community policing efforts and has resulted in increased response times to Priority Three property crimes (home burglary, auto theft, home larceny crimes, and vandalism/property damage) calls for service where no suspect is reported on scene; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of the City of Albuquerque deserve a timely and high quality response to reports of crime; and
WHEREAS, a solution to address the response times is for the City to establish PSA Positions whose duties would include responding to Priority Three property crime calls through collection of forensic evidence, including latent print evidence, photographing of crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, taking reports, and testifying in court; and
WHEREAS, in Fiscal Year 2014 APD implemented the Police Service Aide (PSA) program to boost officer recruiting and provide general assistance and report taking for certain non-critical calls, including auto and residential bur...

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