“The DeFuniak Springs Police have had a busy year thus far in 2011”, said Lieutenant Richard Black (Uniform Patrol Division Commander).
For example: Officers have responded to calls ranging from loose farm animals to thefts of yard ornaments to Aggravated Batteries and bad weather.
The summer heat has increased activity for Patrol Officers. Traffic Crashes have increased this time of year along with disturbances. Crime is being kept to a minimum with businesses and residences being patrolled frequently by Officers.
The Uniform Patrol Division is the front line in service to the citizens, businesses, and visitors of DeFuniak Springs. Officers are working shifts that allow for the best possible service in these economically challenging times. Criminals may be lurking, but Officers are vigilant in the prevention and detection of crime!
Lieutenant Richard Black provided the patrol division’s recorded activity beginning in May. “I am sure that you will find the following numbers astonishing for an agency our size to be able to handle the call volume and still perform the duties of patrol efficiency as well as professionally”, said Lieutenant Tilman Mears (Special Operations Division Commander).
• Alarms – 76
• Arrests – 120
• Burglaries – 16
• Citations – 96
• Disturbances – 30
• Domestic Violence – 13
• DUI – 3
• Security Checks – 3,570
• Traffic Crashes – 48
• Traffic Stops – 308
• Trespassing – 8
• Unruly Juveniles – 9
• Vehicle Lockouts – 116
• 911 Hang-Ups – 142
Total of Calls for Service: 5,522
“City Marshal, Chief Mark A Weeks puts his experience to work daily for the citizens in DeFuniak Springs by providing the best coverage throughout his jurisdiction with the least expense possible to the citizens, which has proven that he is a true steward of the tax payer’s money. It is evident that Chief Weeks ensures that the personnel are properly trained for the position they hold”, said Lieutenant Tilman Mears.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears
Special Operations Division Commander