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Traffic enforcement remains a major concern. Our traffic flows continue to increase as manufacturing grows and products are moved both in and out of town. With the daytime congestion, drivers appear to have adapted, keeping our crashes down. As of the end of March, we are 12 crashes below last year’s number. Thank you to all for driving defensively and wearing safety restraints. As of March 31st, we have had only one personal injury vehicle crash. Our officers continue to work extra Selective Enforcement Patrol targeted at impaired and dangerous drivers, also targeting proper compliance of safety restraints.
In March there were 30 case reports taken and investigated, or currently being investigated. Of the 30 there were five arrests with incarceration. In addition, we responded to 620 calls for service. We continue to investigate several cases taken previously this year. We have stepped up police presence at the school, however prior to recent threats; we have officers at the school each day. We thank everyone for their cooperation and community involvement. Together we can deter and prevent crime. Please continue to assist by reporting suspicious activities, persons, and by knowing your neighbors and looking out for one another.
Public Information and Training:
March 9th our officers attended Act Out Training, a two hour class held in Nappanee that provides four of the seven trainings mandated by the state.
March 17th, 2013 the Posse held their All You Can Eat Pancakes & Sausage/Biscuits & Gravy breakfast. The annual fundraiser was held again this year at Evan’s Sidewalk Café. This annual fundraiser provides the Posse, who all volunteer their time and horses to serve our community, with needed equipment and to help pay for community events and our School Resource officer (formerly D.A.R.E.) supplies. A special thanks to everyone for your support and to Evan’s Sidewalk Café for allowing us their facility and a day of their business.
Old prescriptions and unwanted over the counter medications can be disposed of Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm. The drop box is located in the police department lobby. This program replaces the one we did twice a year. We cannot accept liquids or sharps at this time.
The Posse had members take part in a walk with West Goshen Elementary School on April 17, 2013.
As weather improves, we ask everyone to be sure they are in compliance with town ordinances on yards and vehicle parking. These ordinances can be viewed here.
"Together We Can Make A Better Community"
The Amber Alert Plan is a cooperative effort between the Indiana radio and television stations and law enforcement agencies. The plan calls for law enforcement agencies to provide radio and television stations with an alert upon the immediate confirmation of a qualifying child abduction. All participating radio stations will break programming to broadcast the alert and subsequent information provided by law enforcement.