Recently Chief Estill approached local businesses with a request for donations to help the Jerome Police Department acquire new equipment. We would like to thank the generous businesses that contributed to this campaign.
Jerome Police Statistics:
In the month of August 2017, the Jerome Police Department responded and handled over 121 calls for service including traffic stops and traffic accidents. There were 202 police reports made, 64 traffic citations and warnings issued, 7 traffic crashes with no injury, no hit and run accidents and no warrant arrests.
Patrol Officers checked homes of residents over 56 times during the month of August using our Vacation Watch Program. There were no reports taken for attempted burglary or for burglary to a motor vehicle and no home invasions. The municipal building, garage, library and park were checked a total of 60 times
Police Officer Nick Byerline has almost completed his in-service training and will be out on patrol by the first week of October. Corey Reynolds has completed his in-service training and has been on patrol answering calls and taking reports.
The new Toyota truck is finally finished with all of the equipment installed. We just ordered four tasers for the department with the money that was raised from donations for the Equipment Program. Sangamon County will be training our officers in the use of the taser and a policy will be set in place to reference the use of the new devices.
Are you planning a vacation soon? The Jerome Police Department can help keep an eye on your residence while you’re gone. There are two options.
The first is to have the Jerome Police Department perform extra patrols by your residence. For shorter vacations, this will allow the department to keep an eye on your residence without drawing extra attention to the fact that you are out of town. A second option is to have the police department do a vacation check on your residence. This entails an officer parking at your residence and going around the property checking to ensure it is secure and undamaged. Because the officer makes a thorough check of the property, it can alert people that the property is currently vacant. Generally this is a better option for longer vacations or if you know you will be leaving the residence vacant for a long period of time.
Both types of vacation watch can be requested using this form by dropping off the completed form at the Village Hall.