Southwest Neighborhood Response Meeting

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Published on September 14, 2007

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Madison Police Department Neighborhood Response Session Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Chief Noble Wray Captain Jay Lengfeld Alderperson Thuy Pham-Remmele

Long-Term MPD Response Adjust our citywide approach on how we focus on problems Prioritization with limited resources Displacement issues Three levels Serious crimes/emergencies Quality of life issues Expectation of service, but not a violation of law

Adjust our citywide approach on how we focus on problems

Prioritization with limited resources

Displacement issues

Three levels

Serious crimes/emergencies

Quality of life issues

Expectation of service, but not a violation of law

Long-Term MPD Response We must pay attention to quality of life issues: Self reporting Thefts from autos Gang graffiti Alcohol/burglaries Loitering, drugs, prostitution Speeding, landlord/tenant issues, etc.

We must pay attention to quality of life issues:

Self reporting

Thefts from autos

Gang graffiti

Alcohol/burglaries

Loitering, drugs, prostitution

Speeding, landlord/tenant issues, etc.

Long-Term MPD Response Work towards a higher level of officer engagement and problem solving Build trust Foot patrol/bike patrol Citizen communication with district Community Policing Team (CPT) Ongoing relationship with district officers

Work towards a higher level of officer engagement and problem solving

Build trust

Foot patrol/bike patrol

Citizen communication with district Community Policing Team (CPT)

Ongoing relationship with district officers

Impact Before 2009 Accelerated academy in 2008 Separate Community Policing Teams for North & East districts Increase size of West Community Policing Team West District field lieutenant Six new detective positions in 2008 Short term strategies (Capt. Lengfeld)

Accelerated academy in 2008

Separate Community Policing Teams for North & East districts

Increase size of West Community Policing Team

West District field lieutenant

Six new detective positions in 2008

Short term strategies (Capt. Lengfeld)

MPD Staffing MPD staffing in 2009 and beyond (request for 30 additional officers) Police staffing study What we need from you/expectations of us Improve response to quality of life issues Improve communication Positive impact on area of concern

MPD staffing in 2009 and beyond (request for 30 additional officers)

Police staffing study

What we need from you/expectations of us

Improve response to quality of life issues

Improve communication

Positive impact on area of concern

The West District 28+ Square Miles of Land Mass Population of 80,000 (approximate) 370+ Miles of Roadway

28+ Square Miles of Land Mass

Population of 80,000 (approximate)

370+ Miles of Roadway

West Police District Patrol Officers: 1 st Detail (7a-3p): 6 officers 2 nd Detail (3p-11p): 9 officers 3 rd Detail (11p-7a): 6 officers Neighborhood Officers: Allied Drive Theresa/Hammersley/Bettys Tree/Wexford Community Policing Team: 1 sergeant & 5 officers Patrol Staffing (1 st & 3 rd shifts): 1 officer per 5 square miles 1 officer per 63 miles of roadway 1 officer per 13,000 residents ***6 officers are required to staff 1 patrol beat 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Patrol Officers:

1 st Detail (7a-3p): 6 officers

2 nd Detail (3p-11p): 9 officers

3 rd Detail (11p-7a): 6 officers

Neighborhood Officers:

Allied Drive

Theresa/Hammersley/Bettys

Tree/Wexford

Community Policing Team:

1 sergeant & 5 officers

Patrol Staffing (1 st & 3 rd shifts):

1 officer per 5 square miles

1 officer per 63 miles of roadway

1 officer per 13,000 residents

West Police District = Busy From January 1 – September 11, 2007, WPD officers responded to 25,727 calls for police service That’s an average of more than 100 police calls per day West is the busiest police district in the City ( 25% of total CFS) West District calls in 2007 include: 2 homicides 6 arsons 59 sexual assaults 55 robberies 126 weapons offenses/gun calls 45 death investigations 143 stolen autos 273 drug incidents 299 batteries 888 domestic disputes 2,283 auto crashes 3,515 citations issued (through August 1)

From January 1 – September 11, 2007, WPD officers responded to 25,727 calls for police service

That’s an average of more than 100 police calls per day

West is the busiest police district in the City ( 25% of total CFS)

West District calls in 2007 include:

2 homicides

6 arsons

59 sexual assaults

55 robberies

126 weapons offenses/gun calls

45 death investigations

143 stolen autos

273 drug incidents

299 batteries

888 domestic disputes

2,283 auto crashes

3,515 citations issued (through August 1)

Safety Concerns from Listening Session Loitering (80) Drugs (57) Speeding/traffic (57) Thefts/burglaries (52) Deterioration of property (42) Noise (39) Damage to Property (38) Unsupervised children (35) Unsafe to walk through neighborhood (34) Graffiti (28) Crime in general (25) Absent/bad landlords (24) Gun shots (24) Gangs (23)

Loitering (80)

Drugs (57)

Speeding/traffic (57)

Thefts/burglaries (52)

Deterioration of property (42)

Noise (39)

Damage to Property (38)

Unsupervised children (35)

Unsafe to walk through neighborhood (34)

Graffiti (28)

Crime in general (25)

Absent/bad landlords (24)

Gun shots (24)

Gangs (23)

How attendees characterized the level of criminal activity in their neighborhood Very high – 89 Very high/high – 12 High – 104 High/moderate – 14 Moderate/low – 78 Low – 8

Very high – 89

Very high/high – 12

High – 104

High/moderate – 14

Moderate/low – 78

Low – 8

Calls for Police Service – West District 2001: 31,393 2002: 34,145 2003: 35,930 2004: 34,743 2005: 36,442 2006: 36,975 This reflects: A 15% increase over the last six years A 6% increase over the last three years

2001: 31,393

2002: 34,145

2003: 35,930

2004: 34,743

2005: 36,442

2006: 36,975

This reflects:

A 15% increase over the last six years

A 6% increase over the last three years

City Growth & Displacement Increase in poverty/unemployment in area Families on public assistance: Feb. 2000 Feb. 2007 Balsam Road Area 46 99 Hammersley Road Area 45 94 Morraine View Area 35 124 Schroeder Road Area 44 63

Increase in poverty/unemployment in area

Families on public assistance:

Feb. 2000 Feb. 2007

Balsam Road Area 46 99

Hammersley Road Area 45 94

Morraine View Area 35 124

Schroeder Road Area 44 63

City Growth & Displacement Housing Issues: Higher level of Section 8 housing More absentee/problem landlords Increase in single parent families

Housing Issues:

Higher level of Section 8 housing

More absentee/problem landlords

Increase in single parent families

City Growth & Displacement Cultural lifestyle expectations (urban/suburban): Noise level Bedtime hours Supervision of children Socializing Drug dealing & usage

Cultural lifestyle expectations (urban/suburban):

Noise level

Bedtime hours

Supervision of children

Socializing

Drug dealing & usage

Response to Community Concerns Short term (September – December, 2007) Intermediate (2008) Long term (2009 and beyond)

Short term (September – December, 2007)

Intermediate (2008)

Long term (2009 and beyond)

Short Term Response Expectations letter to area residents Expectations letter to property owners/landlords

Expectations letter to area residents

Expectations letter to property owners/landlords

Short Term Response Officer overtime (600 hours) Traffic enforcement Foot patrol/bike patrol Drug enforcement High visibility patrol Quality of life offenses Property assessments

Officer overtime (600 hours)

Traffic enforcement

Foot patrol/bike patrol

Drug enforcement

High visibility patrol

Quality of life offenses

Property assessments

Short Term Response Increase communication between MPD and neighborhood watch groups Report of monthly calls for police service mailed to landlords Increase building inspections in area Increase lighting by trimming trees and adding street lights

Increase communication between MPD and neighborhood watch groups

Report of monthly calls for police service mailed to landlords

Increase building inspections in area

Increase lighting by trimming trees and adding street lights

Short Term Response Focus on problem landlords Work with City Attorney’s Office to fast track any drug/nuisance abatement actions Passing the nuisance ordinance

Focus on problem landlords

Work with City Attorney’s Office to fast track any drug/nuisance abatement actions

Passing the nuisance ordinance

Short Term Response Community needs to report crimes to MPD Community needs to be more inclusive

Community needs to report crimes to MPD

Community needs to be more inclusive

Intermediate Response Increase West District Community Policing Team by two officers Explore re-aligning patrol beats Building a stronger district/neighborhood

Increase West District Community Policing Team by two officers

Explore re-aligning patrol beats

Building a stronger district/neighborhood

West District Community Policing Team Group of officers focused on problem solving One officer assigned part-time to the Balsam/Russett area One officer assigned part-time as the liaison officer to neighborhood watch groups in the West District

Group of officers focused on problem solving

One officer assigned part-time to the Balsam/Russett area

One officer assigned part-time as the liaison officer to neighborhood watch groups in the West District

Other Potential Tools Anti-graffiti ordinance User fees for overuse of police services Review and modify ordinances on landlord/tenant relations Limit number of subsidized housing units in a neighborhood (by ordinance) Drug loitering ordinance Licensing landlords Forming a tax district in area

Anti-graffiti ordinance

User fees for overuse of police services

Review and modify ordinances on landlord/tenant relations

Limit number of subsidized housing units in a neighborhood (by ordinance)

Drug loitering ordinance

Licensing landlords

Forming a tax district in area

Community Support Continue with current programs (neighborhood watch, after school programs, etc.) More youth programs More community involvement in neighborhood More support programs for adults (drug/alcohol issues; job training; etc.)

Continue with current programs (neighborhood watch, after school programs, etc.)

More youth programs

More community involvement in neighborhood

More support programs for adults (drug/alcohol issues; job training; etc.)

Long Term Response Adding patrol beats to 1 st and 3 rd details Adding two additional officers to WPD Community Policing Team Continue to increase staff as needed Funds for neighborhood watch groups Use of cameras and other technology Federal Weed & Seed grant

Adding patrol beats to 1 st and 3 rd details

Adding two additional officers to WPD Community Policing Team

Continue to increase staff as needed

Funds for neighborhood watch groups

Use of cameras and other technology

Federal Weed & Seed grant

SOUTHWEST MADISON PUBLIC SAFETY FOLLOW UP MEETING Mayor Dave Cieslewicz September 13, 2007

Response to Southwest Neighborhood Concerns Must be Comprehensive Adding police resources Targeting bad landlords Strengthening neighborhoods Giving young people positive alternatives Lobbying other units of government to partner with us Responding on a citywide basis

Adding police resources

Targeting bad landlords

Strengthening neighborhoods

Giving young people positive alternatives

Lobbying other units of government to partner with us

Responding on a citywide basis

Adding Police Resources 30 more police officers in 2008 budget Accelerated police academy Changes to police self-reporting system so callers always receive a call back

30 more police officers in 2008 budget

Accelerated police academy

Changes to police self-reporting system so callers always receive a call back

Adding Police Resources New $50,000 West Side Safety Initiative for last quarter of 2007 and 2008: Additional police officer overtime Civilian overtime to send monthly calls for service reports to property owners Increased building inspections Improve lighting Work with problematic property owners

New $50,000 West Side Safety Initiative for last quarter of 2007 and 2008:

Additional police officer overtime

Civilian overtime to send monthly calls for service reports to property owners

Increased building inspections

Improve lighting

Work with problematic property owners

Adding Police Resources

Adding Police Resources We will track the results of these new resources through Madison Measures benchmarks such as: Response time Value of property lost due to crime Crimes committed per 100,000 population Citizen satisfaction/sense of safety Fatalities and injuries resulting from crime

We will track the results of these new resources through Madison Measures benchmarks such as:

Response time

Value of property lost due to crime

Crimes committed per 100,000 population

Citizen satisfaction/sense of safety

Fatalities and injuries resulting from crime

Targeting Bad Landlords Pushing Council to approve nuisance abatement ordinance on September 18 th S taff team (MPD, BI, CA, Mayor) to target bad landlords, and adopt strategy for each More landlord training Step up systematic building inspections

Pushing Council to approve nuisance abatement ordinance on September 18 th

S taff team (MPD, BI, CA, Mayor) to target bad landlords, and adopt strategy for each

More landlord training

Step up systematic building inspections

Strengthening Neighborhoods Create West Side Planning Council in 2008 Expand neighborhood watch programs and neighborhood listserv/communication capacity (e.g., e-Neighbors)

Create West Side Planning Council in 2008

Expand neighborhood watch programs and neighborhood listserv/communication capacity (e.g., e-Neighbors)

Strengthening Neighborhoods SW Planning Process – Quick Wins from the neighborhood recommendations Lighting : Public : MPD, Building Inspection and Forestry coordination – new/fixed lighting, tree trimming, etc. Private : BI to recommend improvements in private parking lots, etc. Traffic Calming:   Traffic Engineering is planning/studying traffic calming on Hammersley Road 

SW Planning Process – Quick Wins from the neighborhood recommendations

Lighting :

Public : MPD, Building Inspection and Forestry coordination – new/fixed lighting, tree trimming, etc.

Private : BI to recommend improvements in private parking lots, etc.

Traffic Calming:   Traffic Engineering is planning/studying traffic calming on Hammersley Road 

Strengthening Neighborhoods SW Steering Committee – recommendations from the neighborhood: Promote home ownership in the Betty’s Lane/Theresa Terrace area Provide assistance for home security improvements Improve safety in neighborhood parks

SW Steering Committee – recommendations from the neighborhood:

Promote home ownership in the Betty’s Lane/Theresa Terrace area

Provide assistance for home security improvements

Improve safety in neighborhood parks

Strengthening Neighborhoods Neighborhood indicators program (based on the “Charlotte Model”): “Early warning” system for neighborhoods Staff is developing pilot program Possible partnership with UW Population Lab to support data collection and analysis

Neighborhood indicators program (based on the “Charlotte Model”):

“Early warning” system for neighborhoods

Staff is developing pilot program

Possible partnership with UW Population Lab to support data collection and analysis

Giving young people positive alternatives Additional $10,000 grant for Wisconsin Youth Company ($60,000 total) $7,500 Urban League grant to link under and unemployed youth with job opportunities Review OCS/CDBG budgets for emphasis on programs that target junior high to young adults: Maintain and seek to increase funding for after school programs Assess current community youth programs, and gaps in services Build more ties between positive mentoring organizations and youth

Additional $10,000 grant for Wisconsin Youth Company ($60,000 total)

$7,500 Urban League grant to link under and unemployed youth with job opportunities

Review OCS/CDBG budgets for emphasis on programs that target junior high to young adults:

Maintain and seek to increase funding for after school programs

Assess current community youth programs, and gaps in services

Build more ties between positive mentoring organizations and youth

Giving young people positive alternatives Address gang issues – recent gang task force recommendations focus on 3 areas: Prevention: Support and expand community gang education programs Intervention: Provide alternatives (e.g., teen court, after school activities, etc.) Suppression: Create joint coordination team (city, county, school, etc.) for training, intelligence sharing, etc.

Address gang issues – recent gang task force recommendations focus on 3 areas:

Prevention: Support and expand community gang education programs

Intervention: Provide alternatives (e.g., teen court, after school activities, etc.)

Suppression: Create joint coordination team (city, county, school, etc.) for training, intelligence sharing, etc.

Lobbying Federal, State, and County governments to partner with us Work to head off State aid cuts and levy limits that would prohibit the City from spending what it needs to address the problems Ask the State for more assistant district attorneys to pursue quality of life crimes Work with our Federal delegation to reinstate the COPS program to help us hire more officers

Work to head off State aid cuts and levy limits that would prohibit the City from spending what it needs to address the problems

Ask the State for more assistant district attorneys to pursue quality of life crimes

Work with our Federal delegation to reinstate the COPS program to help us hire more officers

Citywide Efforts Alcohol license density plan as a means of stopping the flow of police resources to the downtown Continue to improve Allied Drive to stem flow of police resources there Designate Safe Neighborhoods position in Mayor’s Office Better coordination with school district

Alcohol license density plan as a means of stopping the flow of police resources to the downtown

Continue to improve Allied Drive to stem flow of police resources there

Designate Safe Neighborhoods position in Mayor’s Office

Better coordination with school district

Upcoming Events Sept. 18 Council Meeting: Nuisance Abatement and Downtown Alcohol Density Plans Considered   Oct. 2:  Mayor’s 2008 Operating Budget Introduced   Oct. 16: Common Council’s Budget Hearing Nov. 14, 15, 16:  Common Council Consideration of Budget

Sept. 18 Council Meeting: Nuisance Abatement and Downtown Alcohol Density Plans Considered  

Oct. 2:  Mayor’s 2008 Operating Budget Introduced  

Oct. 16: Common Council’s Budget Hearing

Nov. 14, 15, 16:  Common Council Consideration of Budget

Charge to the community : Expect and uphold high standards of civility and behavior

This is just the beginning, not the end of our work Please continue to provide your comments, suggestions and ideas Email: [email_address] Keep the Conversation Going

This is just the beginning, not the end of our work

Please continue to provide your comments, suggestions and ideas

Email: [email_address]

Alder Thuy Pham-Remmele [email_address]

Thank you for attending Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Chief Noble Wray [email_address] [email_address] Alder Thuy Pham-Remmele Captain Jay Lengfeld [email_address] [email_address]

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