This report is from Captain Daniel Monk
Happy New Year!
I’ve attached some data for your review. In looking at 2022, we had some success in reducing gun violence in the south area, and the entire city. Assaults on our officers are up, but luckily starting trending downwards the last part of the year.
This time of year is bittersweet for me. Our patrol officers and supervisors sign up for their shifts annually based on their department seniority, and tomorrow is what we call “shift change”. Several off the officers and sergeants that worked in the south area are returning in 2023, but several transferred to other stations or were selected for assignments outside of patrol. I’ll miss the folks that are leaving, but welcome the new ones. We are also welcoming our new Community Service Representative (CSR) which is a fairly new position in the department. The CSR position will allow us to have even more engagement in the community. The leadership team in the station will remain the same.
I’m confident that 2023 will be a great year for the south command and all of the communities here. Our priorities will continue to be further reducing gun violence, ensuring that we are engaging in empathic policing and providing great customer service, while working with all of you to improve the quality of life in the south area. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can ever help with anything, or hold us accountable if we are not providing the high level of service that we should be.