Berea Police Department public service statistics for January 2019
Total crimes were down and the number of police courtesy calls were up as part of a busy January for the Berea Police Department. As usual, police covered a number of ballgames and other community events, and several officers took a Breath Test Recertification Course at the Department of Criminal Justice Training center in Richmond. Chief David Gregory was a featured panelist at a drug policy seminar hosted by the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) Madison County, and the Berea Police Department has committed one additional officer (one of two) to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force, a cooperative effort that includes Madison County law enforcement agencies. Activity for the month of January was as follows:
Crimes reported: 31.
Vehicle collisions reported: 35.
Courtesy calls: 64
Total call response (non-emergency, minor incident): 38
Field info: 0
JC3 (domestic incident/abuse): 2
Crisis calls (mental illness-related crisis): 0.
Takeaways: Calls related to domestic abuse dropped from four to two. Citations issued increased in the new year, while, despite inclement weather, there were only two more reported vehicle collisions in January compared to December 2018.