Morgantown Police Department 2012 Annual Report
Morgantown Chief of Police J.R. Wilkins released the following information for the Morgantown Police Department. The police department saw several changes during 2012.
Activity 2012 2011
• Incidents/ Calls for Service 2,175 2,979
• Traffic Citations Issued 274 352
• Arrests 133 167
• Charges Placed 409 523
• Accidents Investigated 75 82
• Juvenile Cases 8 N/A
• Extra Patrols (New) 121 N/A
• Cases Opened 92 45
From January 1, thru July 31 21 cases were opened
August 1, thru December 31 71 cases were opened
• DUI 19 N/A
Total citations counting traffic and arrests 407 for 2012
Between April and July of 2012, the Morgantown Police Department had 4 officers leave and one retire.
• Chief Phelps (Retired July)
• Officer Josh Amos (April)
• Officer John Ford (June)
• Officer Travis McIntosh (June)
• Officer Charlie Tomes (July)
Since July 2012
• Field Training Manual for new officers.
• Revamped the officer activity reports.
• Audit from the Compliance Section at DOCJT for KLEFPF (Glowing Report).
• Two new cruisers.
• Made arrangements with BGPD to utilize their firing range.
• Participated in Fund Raisers for the school system.
• Officer Burden was the guest speaker at the Elementary School for Veterans Day
• Sgt. Gidcumb and Officer Deweese made a presentation at the Elementary School for a career day type event.
• Sold three vehicles and a boat. Gave one cruiser to the jail.
• Implemented an Internship program with Daymar College.
• Started the house check program for residents who would be out of town.
• Joined the Southern Ky Regional Intelligence Group (SKYRIG).
• Obtained new lockers for Evidence Storage.
• Were able to obtain destruction orders on eight old cases to destroy various drugs and paraphernalia.
• Officer Deweese obtained his certification as a K-9 handler.
• Hired two new officers (Justin Williams and Retired Trooper Charlie Swiney).
• Worked on updating the website and gave all officers an email address.
• Reviewed and updated policy manual.
• KLC audit and review of policies revealed that there are still some areas to add to the policy manual.
• Created and revised forms (Use of Force, Medical Treatment, Evidence, Case Activity Log, etc...)
• Reviewed City ordinances and began gathering information for future code enforcement actions.
• Presented materials for an officer career path and STEP increases.
• All officers have been scheduled for their 2013 training for DOCJT requirements.
• Bringing the Crime Stoppers of South Central Ky. to Morgantown
• Basic Police Academy is going from 18 weeks to 22 weeks starting in January 2013
• Catfish Festival
• Bear Run
• Antique Engine and Tractor
• Halloween Trick or Treating
• Veterans Day Parade
• Christmas Parade