There was good news from the Berea Police Department in December, 2018. Ten Berea families were helped during the holidays with the department’s inaugural Christmas with a Cop program, as officers shopped with families to provide food, clothing and toys. Meanwhile, Officer Adam Daily was recognized with the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award for apprehending the most drivers under the influence. Additionally, the BPD partnered with Cash Express for a Christmas toy drive, and officers were busy with special events, including directing the annual Christmas parade and special events, like working games at Madison Southern High School and Berea Community High School.
All of that activity was in addition to the department’s December slate of service calls, which included:
Crimes reported: 48.
Vehicle collisions reported: 33.
Courtesy calls: 11
Total call response (non-emergency, minor incident): 42
Field info: 1
JC3 (domestic incident/abuse): 4
Crisis calls (mental illness-related crisis): 0.
Takeaways: There were 10 more crimes reported in December than the previous month. However, vehicle collisions reported were down. Reports of domestic incidents/abuse were also down from the prior month. Additionally, there were fewer non-emergency calls in December when compared to November, according to the department.