2021 Annual Report - El Paso Police Department


El Paso Police Department

Northeast Regional Command

West Side Regional Command

beautification cleanups throughout west El Paso in 2021. The Community Services Unit received information from citizens, patrol officers, and 3-1-1 in areas that needed cleanup. A total of 13 cleanups were conducted with Code Compliance. The West Side Regional Command spearheaded many projects that were successful and will continue being so in the future. Mental health for officers is a very important topic and the West Side Regional Command, along with the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association, held a Wellness Benefit event at the Academy on September 24th. This event served to lay the foundation for other major events in the future to ensure officers are properly cared for when it comes to their mental health. In late May, the Community Services Unit was contacted by the First Responders Children Foundation in New York who were willing to donate a large quantity of toys to our local community. The West Side took this opportunity to have a toy giveaway on June 26th. They were able to reach the community with approximately 2,500 toys. This event showed how the citizens and the police department work together to reach out to local families.

The Northeast Regional Command is centered in the Northeast portion of El Paso. The region extends from the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains to the edge of Texas. Eight defined districts share close ties with Fort Bliss, Texas. From the Old Glory Memorial to the Fort Bliss Cemetery that defines the southeastern border, we proudly honor all who have served our Country and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The El Paso Museum of Archeology, opened in October 12, 1977, hosts the annual Franklin Mountain Poppies Fest each Spring when the California poppies are in bloom and turn the mountainside a majestic golden hue. The Northeast Regional Command is staffed with 112 dedicated sworn peace officers that provide excellent customer service and are committed to the safety and wellbeing of the community. The command is comprised of personnel that provide investigative, traffic, and community service needs. In 2021 alone, the Northeast Regional Command’s investigative team saw more than a 23% reduction in overall property crimes. The Community Services Unit successfully hosted the 7th Annual Community Fair that invites nearly 270 vendors each year and is visited by over 3,000 community members. This event is sponsored by local businesses and residents that contribute tirelessly to the success of the community. The Northeast Regional Command is experiencing substantial growth with new subdivisions and schools being built. For this reason, the Northeast Regional Command have invited the public to join during the Citizen Advisory Meeting because input from our most valued stakeholders, the community, is welcomed! For the upcoming year, leaders frequently meet to discuss action plans to deliver the most cutting edge crime reduction tools and innovative programs to work in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in the City of El Paso.

In 2021, West El Paso continued to experience an increase in population, businesses, and residential neighborhoods. The population increase and business startups directly correlated with the 8% increase in the overall crime rate for 2021. The West Side adopted the Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS), a new policing strategy to reduce crime and crashes in their community. This identified hot spots where officers were needed. The implementation of proactive policing yielded positive results by reducing traffic incidents and crime. As COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, the Cincinnati Entertainment District (CED) drew large crowds each weekend, resulting in increased crime in the area. To mitigate criminal activity and ensure code compliance and safety, the West Side Regional Command provided a high police presence during the operation period to deter and take enforcement action against criminals. There have been over 2,000 noise readings gathered in order to maintain minimal sound levels, including issuing 51 total citations. The Community Services Unit conducted a vast variety of

Calls for Service Dispatched Events Officer Initiated Investigative and Tactical Units

Calls for Service Dispatched Events Officer Initiated Investigative and Tactical Units

29,252 16,912

52,729 13,900

Cases Assigned Cases Cleared Staffing

Cases Assigned Cases Cleared Staffing

3,693 1,729

2,201 1,222

Sworn Personnel Civilian Personnel

Sworn Personnel Civilian Personnel

114 5

112 3

Police Area Representatives Events Held (Virtual & In-Person) Event Attendants

Police Area Representatives Events Held (Virtual & In-Person) Event Attendants

76 6,500

134 7,780

Part 1 Crime Cases Murder Aggravated Assault Robbery Forcible Rape Burglary Larceny-Theft Motor Vehicle Theft 4 102 30 56 141 1,255 226

Part 1 Crime Cases Murder Aggravated Assault Robbery Forcible Rape Burglary Larceny-Theft Motor Vehicle Theft 10 166 69 121 198 961 214


2021 Annual Report

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