Friday, November 12, 2010

Community Appreciation for Police Response to Disturbances

At the beginning of the fall semester at San Diego State University, the City of San Diego and SDSU Police Departments made a special effort to respond to intoxication and loud parties that disturb neighbors. This response included the Rush Week Detail, which focused on drunk driving, and the College Area Patrol Car, which responded to disturbance calls in the College Area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The College Area Patrol Car was jointly staffed by officers from SDPD and the SDSU Police Department. With the last of these special patrols at the end of October, the El Cerrito Community Council and the College Area Community Council wrote to the San Diego Police, Elected Representatives, and SDSU, expressing thanks and urging continued funding.

As part of weekly update email messages from the SDPD Mid-City Division, Lieutenant Charles Kaye has reported the following results for the College Car Patrols:

29 parties shut down as of October 21

For September and October:
115 Administrative Citations
121 Judicial Reviews
17 Arrests
281 Municipal Citations
79 fewer party and noise complaints
13% overall reduction in noise complaints from this year to last

365 alcohol related citations and arrests from September 2 to November 6

Lt. Kaye writes, "We are hoping to field the car again in January prior to the beginning of the spring semester. As you know, the City has yet to identify how it will address the budget issues and we may or may not be able to staff the car."

Select the following link to read the
ECCC letter to SDPD

Select the following link to read the
CACC letter to Elected Representatives and SDSU

Select the following link to read
Best Practice Guidelines for Party Patrols

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