2022 Annual Report - El Paso Police Department


West Side Regional Command

On October 4, the WSRC Special Operations Unit spearheaded and hosted our first large scale National Night Out (NNO) event where over 70 vendors and 3,000 neighbors gathered to enjoy free food, entertainment, education, and fun activities. El Paso Police Westside Regional Command kicked off the event with representation of the flag, national anthem, and city representatives providing speeches. Mayor Oscar Leeser, City Representative Peter Svarzbein, and Police Commander Steven Lopez addressed the crowd discussing the importance of community and working together to combat crime. The event was completely free and all foods and drinks were donated by vendors and community partners. Entertainment was everywhere including a rock-climbing wall, archery and BB gun ranges, horse rides, a car show, and tons of free outdoor games and prizes. Area high school band and cheerleading teams performed as well as appearances from UTEP cheer team

and Rhinos team players. Team mascots, business mascots, McGruff the Crime Dog, and several Star Wars cosplayers were on scene to take pictures and meet with all the children. A raffle was held with several giveaways related to increasing the safety and security of the neighborhood were given away. Attendees enjoyed various booths and had multiple opportunities to meet and interact with law enforcement. Many community members expressed their gratitude as they left the NNO with a sense of healing, comfort, and safety. The event had a tremendous sense of comradery among the police, business, and the El Paso community. The Cincinnati Entertainment District (CED) draws large crowds each weekend, resulting in increased crime in the area. To mitigate criminal activity, ensure code compliance, and ensure safety, the EPPD provided high police presence in and around the CED during these operations to deter and take enforcement action against criminals. 1,199 decibel readings were gathered in order to maintain sound levels, and 74 total citations were issued between Code Enforcement and EPPD.

Calls for Service Dispatched Events Officer Initiated Investigative and Tactical Units

28,300 20,798

Cases Assigned Cases Cleared Staffing

3,438 1,502

Sworn Personnel Civilian Personnel Police Area Representatives Events Held Event Attendants

107 5

83 13,082

Part 1 Crime Cases Murder Aggravated Assault Robbery Forcible Rape Burglary Larceny-Theft Motor Vehicle Theft 2 204 37 34 402 1,000 250

2022 Annual Report

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