By Patty Montagno
Sachse residents filled the Sachse Police Training Room Feb. 18 for the first in a series of neighborhood meetings conducted by Police Chief Bryan Sylvester.
The meeting kicked off with Sylvester explaining that the police department divides the city into Areas of Responsibility, also known as AOR’s. Personnel are assigned to each AOR who have the responsibility to patrol these areas, stay abreast of crime and neighborhood concerns and act as a resource to residents within their assigned areas.
Residents of AOR 1, 3 and 4 attended. Sylvester presented a review of department activity for 2015 and what new initiatives are planned for 2016.
Several accomplishments that exemplify the organization’s commitment to professional, responsive and community oriented service to the citizens of Sachse were completed in 2015 reported the chief.
He praised his officers and said it was the community partnership with PD that attributed to the incredibly low crime.
“Your police are patrolling the streets and neighborhoods,” he said. “We’re looking out for garage doors left open at night and telling folks to lock their vehicles. Our goal is to prevent crime before it happens.”
“This year, the department underwent a comprehensive assessment of our policies, operations, training and processes by the Texas Police Chief’s Association and were certified as a “Recognized Agency” for complying with identified best practices within the policing profession,” he said.
Some of the topics discussed were the neighborhood E-Watch , Safe Trade Zones, Video Partnerships, Lockbox, SPD Face book, new software enhancements and being re-certified as a “Recognized Agency” through the Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Program.
Sylvester explained that the E-Watch group is another component of the AOR value-based policing program.
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