CKPS Annual Report (2010)

 

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The 2010 Annual Report for Chatham-Kent Police Service.

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chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 dedicated to making chatham-kent the safest community in ontario chatham-kent police service 24 third street chatham ontario n7m 5k5 519-436-6600 www.ckpolice.com

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chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 about us table of contents 2 mission vision values mission vision values mission statement the chatham-kent police service is dedicated to making chatham-kent the safest community in ontario vision in partnership with our citizens we will serve and protect our community with integrity fairness and courage core values we the members of the chatham-kent police service believe in meaningful community partnerships with the people we serve a safe community where the protection of life and property are valued and preserved we are compassionate for all in need honest in our interactions with each other and the members of our community fair equitable and impartial at all times respectful to each other and to the persons we protect and serve dedicated to open communication within our organization and with our community we believe in being approachable and understanding of community needs and issues being professional in our duty and committed to improvement through life long learning having a positive attitude in our dealings with each other and our communities about us 3-8 3 chair s message 4 chief s message 5 organizational chart 5 financial statements 6 accomplishments 7 professional standards districts 9-10 9 district 1 9 district 2 9 district 3 10 district 4 units 11-25 11 canine unite 12 child abuse child exploitation 13 court services 13 criminal investigations 13 records management unit 14 c.i.r.t 15 forensics unit 16 domestic violence 17 emergency communications 18 financial crimes 18 victim services 19 help mobile crisis team 21 intelligence unit 23 marine unit 24 public information office 25 traffic management services 26-31 26 chaplains 27 citizen s police academy 27 collision reporting centre 28 cop camp for kids 28 cop links with kids 29 crime prevention community safety 31 crime stoppers 31 youth in policing initiative training development 32-33 technology 34 34 blackberry project 34 social media view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 2

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chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 about us chair s message pat belanger chair as chair of the chatham-kent police services board it is my privilege to serve the residents of chatham-kent and with my fellow members ensure that our community is a safe place to work and live while focusing our attention on fiscal responsibility in conjunction with our chief dennis poole deputy chief clare wiersma and the senior management team we have identified long term objectives and priorities and established policy as mandated by the police services act we are confident that our citizens are well served by the chatham-kent police service and its members both sworn and civilian our board is responsible for the preparation of the annual report in which we provide the public with information statistics and accomplishments by reading it you will become more familiar with just how complex and multi-faceted a police service has to be in order to be effective and responsive to its citizens our board has received outstanding support from our mayor and council and from chatham-kent citizens we look forward to 2011 as we focus on our goal of making chatham-kent the safest community in ontario thank you for allowing me the privilege and opportunity to serve as your chair view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 3

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 about us chief s message dennis poole chief of police on behalf of the officers and staff of the chatham-kent police service it is my honour to present the 2010 annual report to our community this past year has seen a whirlwind of activity and advancement as our service continues its rapid evolvement to meet the challenges of today s policing environment and implement new technologies that are helping us meet those challenges we continue in our efforts to examine our business processes to find more efficient ways to operate in an era of increasing demands and cost pressures and to utilize the new technologies provided by our business plan to cope with those steadily increasing pressures our dedicated staff continue to perform at high levels in order to achieve their goals and continue to work towards making chatham-kent the safest community in ontario community engagement and prevention-related activities are beginning to show results chronic offenders are being successfully targeted and community partnerships further enhanced to recognize and deal with the root causes of crime in our community the blackberry project as an operational mobile solution has been recognized across ontario and indeed north america as a leading edge innovation in policing technology that has not only captured the attention of many other police services but has been recognized with several prestigious awards in the technology and public service sector for the very dedicated and hard-working team that has designed and implemented the program we look forward to working with our team of partners to enhance these capabilities even further in the coming years our new and interactive website and improved communication and interaction with the public are key elements of our continuing success organizational development and change is active and ongoing as we adapt to meet current and new demands continued professional and personal development of our committed staff will ensure that we have the requisite knowledge skills and abilities to meet ontario s adequacy standards for policing and ensure the succession of a professional and competent investigative and leadership team in the future our continued and valued partnership with the municipality has resulted in cross-cultural job sharing opportunities and continues to provide us the advantage of capturing economic efficiencies in shared services and operational effectiveness i would like to thank the police services board for their insightful guidance dedication and commitment to our police service and our community as well as our municipal council and our citizens for their confidence and support we will continue to work hard to earn and keep the trust of our community as we protect and serve with integrity fairness and courage view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 4

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 about us organizational chart about us financial statements administrative support community patrol criminal investigations office of the chief operational support police service board staffing total 2010 ytd actuals december 3,658,679.63 338,525.31 46,087.76 87,029.20 318,146.94 445,742.97 21,098,689.63 25,992,901.44 2010 final budget total 3,946,549 368,199 110,571 86,797 366,025 282,813 21,404,089 26,565,043 variance 287,869 29 674 64,483 232 47,878 162,930 305,399 $572,141.56 view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 5

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 about us accomplishments new hires dallas campbell pt admin clerk ed vannoord special constable promotions rose kucharuk to staff sergeant robert mugridge to sergeant retirees c doug gutteridge sp c doug lockhart det bill ludwig staff ser don vitek 20 years service d/ser trevor crane c steve hubley c john hicks c terry marchand c cindy schlarbaum 30 years service c eric doran c rick gyorfi inspec tim mifflin chief dennis poole d/chief clare wiersma citations anita scott ser gary conn c shawn mungar commendations c brian boulley c kevin brown c jason chickowski c marcel demaiter c shawn dickson eco monica dudley c dan hamilton c paul hendrie eco amy hurst c shawn mungar det jim niven ser rob renders c rob rose c mike stokes aux ray trahan c todd trahan plaque recipients 5 years sp c scott beecroft c jeff bennett c rick bertok c brian boulley c ken koke c bryan parker c mark smith sp c kandis trachy c adam van kesteren c bryan vaughan chaplains 10 years rev tim joyce rev albert lambkin rev william sharrow rev greg bonin 10 years c kevin brown c dan carr c dan clark c greg cranston c marcel demaiter c shawn dickson eco supv brian french c andrew gaiswinkler c neal iles sp c charlene mitchell c brad molnar c ken muir c jayme o reilly c albert pilbeam c ed rota c mike van kesteren eco amy hurst 15 years c renée cowell c jodie foster c nicole kadour eco kaileen smith 20 years eco cathy boak d/ser trevor crane c john hicks view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 6 comcentre man sheri oliphant ser rob renders ser keith myers ser jeff schamahorn 25 years eco carrie alward c bill bergsma st ser brian biskey rec man bev evans 30 years c rick gyorfi insp tim mifflin chief dennis poole d/chief clare wiersma

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 about us professional standards the professional standards section is tasked with dealing with issues of human resource management within the service and the professional development of personnel to enhance the effective operation of the service this section is responsible for the following areas internal affairs training and professional development media relations promotional process recruiting educational reimbursement risk management planning and policy as well as health and safety in 2010 staff sergeant jeff littlewood managed the section and reported to the branch commander of operational support inspector ed reed internal affairs section the responsibilities and objectives of the internal affairs section are to improve the professionalism of our members correct misconduct and maintain the trust of the public in the integrity and professionalism of the chatham-kent police service the internal affairs division is composed of a public complaints section which consist of complaint investigations as required by part v of the ontario police services act and chief s complaints which involve personnel and discipline issues relating to both sworn and civilian members ranking officers from other branches within the service normally investigate public complaints and chief s complaints the chief designated the inspector of operational support pursuant to the psa to render decisions relative to the public complaints and chief s complaints investigations the office of the independent police review director oiprd was created on october 19 2009 bill 103 it is the responsibility of the oiprd for overseeing complaints by members of the public about the police where the complaints relate to events occurring on or after october 19th 2009 this new process has been operational for over a year and the consensus is positive there were 33 public complaint investigations and 73 chief s complaint investigations commenced in 2010 these investigations were resolved through informal resolutions internal discipline policy changes re-training and findings that allegations were unsubstantiated the district sergeants were the primary investigators for the more serious complaint investigations while sergeants from other branches were regularly called upon to assist with conducting the less serious complaint investigations the following chart provides a summary of 2010 oiprd public complaints these complaints cannot be compared with previous years because 2010 marked the first full year of the new complaint system however the number of complaints increased from 24 to 33 this is somewhat skewed because the process changed the way the complaints were classified oiprd complaint summary total officers actual sworn complement complaints total complaints conduct total complaints service total complaints policy public complaints carried over 2010 170 33 22 10 1 0 results of investigations inquiry only inquiry processed into chief s complaint withdrawn processed turned into chief s complaint unsubstantiated oiprd refused complaint informal review other 2010 13 1 1 5 6 2 2 3 view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 7

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 about us professional standards it is important to note that out of the 33 complaints registered in 2010 13 were just inquiries no complaint ­ more of a venting process 5 were unsubstantiated 6 oiprd refused to process because there were no grounds and 3 classified other refused phone calls etc in two cases professional standards continued with a chief s investigation even though one was just an inquiry and the complainant did not want to proceed and the other one the complainant withdrew the complaint in both cases the officers involved were disciplined in an informal resolution procedure the charts on the following page provide a summary of 2010 chief s complaint investigations with statistics from previous years provided for comparison chief s complaint summary total officers actual sworn complement total investigations allegations investigations type siu parallel s 11 o.r 673/98 neglect of duty discreditable conduct excessive force policy breach court complaints fta subpoena service etc departmental mva other resolutions criminal charges highway traffic charges psa hearing psa informal discipline s 64 11 counselled admonished unsubstantiated resignation termination other training policy changes no action investigation continuing 2010 170 73 2009 170 65 2008 170 64 4 7 17 0 4 14 21 7 3 10 11 1 4 13 21 2 1 7 13 1 2 5 20 15 0 1 1 15 20 26 0 1 9 1 1 3 2 8 22 18 1 0 8 1 0 na 1 10 19 18 0 1 11 4 it is important to note that out of the 73 complaints registered in 2010 26 investigations were unsubstantiated 20 investigations were counselled or admonished and 9 were investigations into lost or damaged police property the professional standards section commenced 1 psa hearing process and conducted 15 informal discipline resolutions there was 1 termination but that has been appealed to the ontario police commission view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 8

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 districts district 1 district 1 encompasses the town of wallaceburg west to walpole island and north to kent line chatham-kent border and east along the northern border to dawn mills road it continues in a south westerly direction along countryview line extending west across rivard line to lake st clair district 1 also includes the towns of dresden tupperville grande pointe and mitchell s bay district 1 zones zone 101 includes the west half of wallaceburg from the north branch of the sydenham river extending west to walpole island north to the kent line and south to baseline road zone 102 includes the eastern half of wallaceburg from the north branch of the sydenham river easterly to mandaumin road including tupperville north to the kent line and south to baseline road zone 103 includes all the rural area east and south of zones 101 and 102 including the town of dresden mitchell s bay grande pointe and dover centre district 1 recorded 7,067 calls for service during 2010 this accounted for 18 of the year s total service calls district 1 was overseen by sergeant mike curran in 2010 along with sergeant curran district 1 has 16 frontline patrol officers currently assigned to its compliment and one community service officer records staff includes five full-time data entry clerks and one records management clerk districts district 2 district 2 is the largest district by land mass in chatham-kent and is further broken down into three separate patrol zones district 2 is comprised of several smaller communities containing policing sub-stations where officers are assigned to report for duty there are substations in thamesville ridgetown and blenheim district 2 was overseen by sergeant steve misik in 2010 district 2 recorded 6,245 calls for service during 2010 this accounted for 16 of the year s total service calls district 2 zones zone 201 includes the areas of bothwell thamesville kent bridge clachlan and all rural lands in between find out additional information including occurrences of interest and monthly reports specific to this zone zone 202 includes the areas of ridgetown highgate morpeth and all rural lands in between find out additional information including occurrences of interest and monthly reports specific to this zone zone 203 includes the areas of blenheim erieau rondeau and shrewsbury and all rural lands in between find out additional information including occurrences of interest and monthly reports specific to this zone districts district 3 district 3 is divided into three patrol areas encompassing the communities of tilbury wheatley merlin north buxton south buxton port alma and fletcher the area extends from the thames river south to lake erie and from tilbury east to four rod road this district covers the south western boundary of the municipality of chatham-kent and services an estimated 18,000 residents district 3 was overseen by sergeant gabe tetrault in 2010 district 3 s police service centre is located in tilbury district 3 recorded 3,324 calls for service during 2010 this accounted for 8 of the year s total service calls view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 9

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 districts district 3 district 3 zones zone 301 is the central area in district 3 and includes tilbury to goodreau line east to oak road and to the thames river zone 302 includes oak road east to four rod road and from the thames river to middle line and from merlin line south to lake erie this area includes the communities of merlin north buxton south buxton port alma and fletcher zone 303 includes middle line south to lake erie and wheatley road to merlin line which includes the community of wheatley districts district 4 district 4 consists of the city of chatham and its rural fringe district 4 is largest population based area in chatham-kent with the main policing headquarters located in downtown chatham specialized sections working out of headquarters include the criminal investigation offices forensic identification intelligence drug enforcement street crimes crime stoppers victim services professional standards records offices office of the chief of police the community patrol branch staff sergeants are also located at headquarters and are officers in charge 24/7/365 coordinating the activities of over 100 officers assigned to front line policing responsibilities in our neighbourhoods and communities district 4 recorded 23,411 calls for service during 2010 this accounted for 58 of the year s total service calls view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 10

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 units canine unit 2010 was a year of change for the canine team k9 with constable molnar s partner rebel being retired early in the year due to medical concerns constable johnson and partner bounty then took over duties as the only k9 team within the chatham-kent police they continued to work regular patrol assignments with platoon so that they could assist patrol officers when required constable johnson and bounty s expertise was required on 89 occasions that year 55 during shift and the remaining 34 calls occurred while off duty canine team calls for service in 2010 k9 was utilized on 89 separate occurrences the breakdown is as follows k9 tracked 44 times and was involved in 29 arrests they assisted in 9 warrants educated at 8 community service presentations helped in 4 search and rescue incidents for lost or missing persons and did 3 property searches constable johnson and bounty also maintained their regular training standards through weekly training and also increased participation in cirt training days activity k9 arrests k9 calls for service property searches tracks/searches demonstrations/lectures cirt/search warrants missing persons call outs johnson/bounty 29 89 3 44 8 9 4 34 the chart above shows the majority of k9 functions in 2010 were for tracking and making arrests 76 the remaining 24 distributed over warrants community service sar and property searches 2010 overview around mid 2010 sgt mulder took over as the k9 supervisor the focus that year was to better integrate k9 and cirt so that these two units would function better as a team therefore k9 became more involved with cirt regularly attending training days and cross training to improve both teams the team was transferred into the patrol support section topics included sar building high clearing risk vehicle stops dog service s tracking firearms high containment risk take downs view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 11

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 units child abuse child exploitation pornog raphy the child abuse investigation team investigates incidents of alleged physical and/or sexual abuse where the victim is under 16 years of age the team of two officers is based out of the chatham-kent children s services facilities on grand ave west in chatham the team is part of the investigative support section of the criminal investigation branch each c.a.i.t officer partners with a c.a.s intake social worker and the investigation is conducted jointly and in parallel which allows each agency to be able to respond to its own mandate while conducting interviews and investigations once with victims and witnesses instead of several times which helps reduce the trauma associated to this very sensitive work when the actual team is unavailable the investigators of the major crime unit of the criminal investigation branch who are also qualified in sexual assault and child abuse investigation conduct investigations with the social workers of c.a.s as required interviews are videotaped in child-friendly environments whenever possible the integrated teams work closely with our schools the crown attorney s office the c-k health alliance and other social service agencies and partners in 2009 there were 97 incidents which involved sexual and physical child abuse investigated by the ckps child abuse investigation team cait in 2010 this number increased to 104 investigations of the same nature investigative details total investigations sexual assaults investigations physical investigations assist other police services follow up investigations total interviews victim interviews witness interviews accused interviews total arrests total charges 2010 104 47 42 15 521 109 325 97 31 260 child exploitation pornog raphy the canadian criminal code defines child pornography as a photographic film video or other visual representation that shows a person who is or is depicted as being under the age of eighteen years and is engaged in explicit sexual activity or the dominant characteristic of which is the depiction for a sexual purpose of a sexual organ or the anal region of a person under the age of eighteen years or any written material or visual representation that advocates or counsels sexual activity with a person under the age of eighteen years what is luring every person commits an offence who by means of a computer system communicates with a person who is or who the accused believes is under the age of eighteen years for the purpose of facilitating the commission of offences such as sexual exploitation incest corrupting morals procuring and/or sexual assault a person who is or who the accused believes is under the age of sixteen years for the purpose of facilitating the commission of the offence of abduction a person who is or who the accused believes is under the age of fourteen years for the purpose of facilitating the commission of offences such as sexual interference invitation to sexual touching bestiality indecent act and/or abduction in december of 2010 the chatham-kent police service dedicated two part time investigators to investigate child pornography and child sexual abuse exploitation within the municipality of chatham-kent since that time the officers have conducted seven investigations including the expectation of search warrants seizures of computers and processing applicable charges these investigations require a consistent pro-active approach to clearly demonstrate to the individuals involved that chatham-kent will not tolerate their appalling behaviour investigative details total investigations total interviews devices seized computers phones game stations etc total images categorized total arrests total charges dec 2010-2011 7 24 15 500,000 6 12 view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 12

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 units court services the chatham-kent police court services is a uniformed unit providing case management of all federal criminal and provincial statues and municipal by-law charges laid by the chatham-kent police service this unit also has the responsibility of providing court security for both court facilities in chatham-kent the 2010 court services unit is comprised of one sergeant six constables eight special constables and one administrative clerk 2010 prisoner count there were 2450 prisoners counted in 2010 and 1002 video remands january 204 february 168 march 214 april 203 may 250 june 286 july 187 august 222 september 179 october 187 november 193 december 157 units criminal investigations unit in accordance with the major case management regulation 0.reg 354/04 section 2 1 every chief of police shall prepare and submit to the ministry an annual report setting out the number of major cases investigated in the previous year major cases homicides attempted homicides sexual assaults including sexual interference and attempted sexual assaults sexual exploitation and invitation to sexual touching non-familial abductions including attempted non-familial abductions missing person occurrences where circumstances indicate a strong possibility of foul play occurrences involving found human remains that are suspected to be homicide criminal harassment where the harasser is not known in the victim other threshold major cases non-threshold major cases 2010 2 131 0 1 0 0 0 30 104 units records management the records management section of the chatham-kent police service is responsible for the capture storage retrieval and dissemination of information dedicated staff maintain a high level of accurate and efficient records that provide essential and attainable information sharing while being committed to service delivery based on the needs of our community this unit is comprised of 18 full time and 3 part time civilian members deployed at police headquarters as well as wallaceburg tilbury ridgetown and blenheim police service centres information sharing employee and volunteer screening services processing and maintaining court documentation criminal records and police file maintenance c.p.i.c services records quality control accident reports statistics freedom of information and protection of personal privacy and 24 hour data entry are among the many responsibilities of this team in 2010 there were 43,031 occurrence records created since august of 2002 over 384,378 occurrence records have been created and are currently maintained in our niche records management system in july of 2010 the rcmp instituted enhancements to the canadian police information centre cpic system which broadened the scope for vulnerable screening this change increased the time required to complete police record searches for persons volunteering or working in the vulnerable sector such as coaching day cares senior s homes churches and disabled group homes technology is currently being incorporated to increase the efficiencies of this process and enhance this service to the public view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 13

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 units critical incident response team in addition to containing scenes where the possibility of armed resistance exists the chatham-kent police critical incident response team c.i.r.t responds to incidents where firearms have been observed or where there are otherwise armed or barricaded persons in addition c.i.r.t members have been trained and are used for high risk arrest and search warrant execution ground search for missing and wanted persons special assignments vip security high risk prisoner escorts biker omg enforcement strike scenes c.i.r.t operates on a part-time basis with the majority of the members assigned to community patrol branch platoons the critical incident response team is comprised of 1 sergeant coordinator and 13 constables of which 2 are designated team leaders calls assists statistics the critical incident response team or some of its members responded to 76 calls and assists in 2010 this was 35 calls lower than 111 incidents in 2009 but within the usual range as indicated in the above chart showing calls since 2005 notable facts concerning cirt deployment are as follows assisting with warrant execution decreased from 27 in 2009 to 17 in 2010 cirt assistance with k9 searches decreased from 27 in 2009 to 11 in 2010 search rescue sar incidents increased from 2 in 2009 to 11 in 2010 although none of the 2010 calls required a full team callout whereas both 2009 were full team callouts the thermal camera was used in five incidents involving search for suicidal or wanted persons 30 of the 76 calls were for weapon related offences only one of which required a full team callout the following pie charts indicate the relative percentage of the call types in 2010 compared to 2009 training as in years past c.i.r.t conducted 14 regular monthly training days in 2010 logging 168 hours in total the training topics included clearing entry sar scenario search and rescue dynamic stealth less lethal assaults and takedowns containment vehicle track deployment firearms rapid k9 view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 14

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chatham-kent police service chatham-kent police service annual report 2010 annual report 2010 units critical incident response team in may and november cirt conducted training scenario requiring use of incident commanders negotiators the command post and other members of the police service the training took place at camp kenesserie and residence on cork town line this training brought various units within the police service together in training environment and fostered improved performance in 2010 we integrated the command post into more training situations and this will continue in 2011 courses in 2010 cirt members attended various training courses including a 5-week basic tactical officer course hosted by waterloo regional police qualifying him as a cirt member a physically and mentally demanding team leaders course hosted by otab in kingston a crisis negotiator training in simcoe county qualifying a second cirt negotiator and the first that is bilingual a basic sniper course hosted by ottawa police at the canadian military range connaught in ottawa the team now has 3 trained snipers community presentations the team remained active in making the community aware of the services we provide this was done in several different ways specifically presentations to local schools community groups and bring your kids to work day there has been a noticeable increase in requests for cirt presentations otab in october 2010 five cirt members attended the annual ontario tactical advisory body otab competition at cfb borden in addition for the first time we sent two officers to participate in the sniper challenge even though neither team took top spot at the competition the team demonstrated their knowledge skills and abilities and had respectable finishes focus 2010 in 2010 the team focused on advancement in four specific areas training administration operations and equipment and made improvements within all these areas enhance individual and team performance through training by continually developing training exercises and more effective use of training times actions streamlined and fairly distributed training among the 4 platoons and pushed officer limits in training and integrated k9 into training units forensics the forensics investigations unit fiu is committed to identifying individuals and analyzing forensic evidence in a professional objective and efficient manner fiu members also oversee the work completed by eight soco scenes of crime officers assigned to front line general patrol duties the fiu is comprised of three sworn first class constables who are responsible for fingerprint analysis/comparison scene examination dna collection/coordination contamination control footwear impressions hair/fibre collection photography tire impressions and scene measurement/scale drawing the unit s major role is to apply forensic sciences to collecting evidence that will be admissible in court view full report online at www.ckpsannual.com 15

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