Kannapolis Police release annual report

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 1, 2009

KANNAPOLIS ó The Kannapolis Police Department (KPD has released its 2009 Annual Report detailing the department’s activities from July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.
This year’s highlights include maintaining a crime rate of 50 percent below state average for comparable cities, re-earning the CALEA accreditation for the next three years, the reinstitution of the traffic unit, and the transition to new OSSI technology that improves officer efficiency in the field.
“As with every year, there has been a vast amount of change both economically and operationally,” said Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis. “Our personnel have again stepped up to the plate and provided quality law enforcement service to the city of Kannapolis with great pride and professionalism.”
With a 2009 fiscal year budget of $6,994,471 Kannapolis had the lowest per capita cost in the region of $161 per citizen. This is down from $176 per citizen during the 2008 fiscal year.
During the 2009 fiscal year, there were 1,335 crimes ó 166 violent crimes and 1,169 property crimes. In fiscal year 2008, there were 1,446 total crimes.
The KPD provides 24-hour patrol, 911 communications, criminal investigations, traffic safety, crime prevention, high school and middle school Resource Officers and D.A.R.E. officers, among other programs to meet the needs of the community.
To read the full report, can download it from the City website, http://www.ci.kannapolis.nc.us/dept_pd_forms_documents.asp