Draper PD doesn’t miss a beat with new policing system
Local police aren’t just talking when they say they’re working hard to protect and serve the community – now they’re walking the walk with a new beat patrol system.
Recently, the Draper Police Department released information about new beat patrols assigned to officers during their patrol shifts of the city. The department wants to get the word out in order to encourage residents to contact police directly about any safety issues.
Sgt. Pat Evans said the new system will immediately benefit the community by reducing response times.
“Officers can respond quicker to emergency calls that occur in their beats,” he said.
Beginning in February, Draper officers were assigned to work specific beats during their patrol shifts. For the purposes of the new system, the police department has divided the city into three beat areas.
The size of each area was determined by estimated number of calls for police services. Each area represents about one-third of the total calls.
“Our newly established beats promote connectivity between our department and the community. The system will enhance our community policing efforts and improve our responsiveness to crime and quality-of-life issues. We are committed to engaging our community in our problem-solving strategies,” Draper Police Chief Bryan Roberts said.
Patrol officers have been assigned to a beat for up to one year, in order to give them the experience necessary to build relationships with the community there. Officers are responsible to make connections with schools, neighbors and business owners, and learn more about safety issues specific to the neighborhoods.
In addition, each beat is led by a Draper Police patrol sergeant that acts as the beat commander.
Police are encouraging everyone to get involved by contacting beat commanders directly with any concerns about problems with crime or public safety issues in their neighborhood.
For residents living within Draper Beat 1, an area that includes the city areas east of Interstate 15 and north of Pioneer Road, the commander is Sgt. Clint Fackrell, 801-831-6443/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistant Commander Sgt. Angela Fuller can be reached at 801-831-6564/ email@example.com.
Draper Beat 2 includes all areas of the city east of Interstate 15, south of Pioneer Road and north of 13800 South. Residents may contact Beat Commander Sgt. Scott Adams, 801-831-6444/ firstname.lastname@example.org; Assistant Commander Sgt. Pat Evans, 801-831-6233/ email@example.com.
Everyone living or working west of Interstate 15, south of 13800 South, in Suncrest and Corner Canyon is included in Draper Beat 3. Contact Beat Commander Sgt. Derek Johnson at 801-831-6448/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistant Commander Sgt. Dave Harris can be reached at 801-831-0414/ email@example.com.