Executive Order No. 203 – New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Part 4;

9 Sep 2020 | Under Press Releases | Posted by | 0 Comments

What Functions Should the Police Perform?

The 2019 Wayne County 911 Center Annual Report documented that 84% of the calls received by the 911 Center were referred to police agencies to respond.

Below are the categories the 911 Center received calls for response and self-initiated calls for service by police agencies countywide by all police agencies (village, town, Sheriff’s Office and State Police).

2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES (All Agencies)

Total Events: 90,917

Event TypeCount
911 CALL – LIMITED INFORMATION3052
ALARM ACTIVATION1840
ALLERGIES-ENVENOMATIONS1
ANIMAL COMPLAINT1281
ASSAULT116
ASSAULT-SEXUAL ASSAULT-STUN GUN1
ASSIST7314
BAD CHECK33
BEHAVIORAL DISORDER-PSYCH PROB772
BOAT OR WATERCRAFT99
BOAT STOP144
BOMB THREAT2
BURGLARY208
CARDIAC-RESPIRATORY ARREST-DEATH156
CHEST PAIN-CHEST DISCOMFORT3
CHIEF INVESTIGATION3
CIVIL EVICTIONS116
CO-INHALLATION-HAZMAT2
CONVULSIONS-SEIZURES3
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF488
DETAIL1879
DIABETIC PROBLEMS11
DISTURBANCE2661
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (FAM TROUBLE)2496
FALLS18
HARASSMENT709
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS4
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT4
HEMORRHAGE-LACERATION2
JUVENILE PROBLEM643
LARCENY1314
MISSING PERSON184
MUTUAL AID OUTSIDE OF COUNTY16
NOTIFICATION699
OTHER UNCLASSIFIED INCIDENT1608
OUTSIDE FIRE4
OVERDOSE-POISONING (INGESTION)101

The Top 10 Calls for Service that Wayne County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to or self-initiated in August 2020:

As a community, do we want police officers to respond to mental health calls; substance abuse / overdose calls; calls regarding homeless persons and other non-criminal calls or are other community resources better equipped to handle these calls.  

With limited 24/7 resources in Wayne County, deputy sheriffs and other police agencies respond to many of the non-criminal calls to evaluate and refer the call to the governmental /community agency of record to best handle the call as that agency deems appropriate.

This is a discussion that will take place at future community engagement listening sessions to be scheduled at a later date.

Posted by Sheriff Barry Virts