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Crime Report

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Part 1 Crimes Year-to-Date

(January 1 - December 30 2018 compared to January 1 - December 30 2019)
Crime Group Crime Category 2019 2018 % Change
Person Crime Homicide 2 6 -67%
Rape 14 13 +8%
Commercial Robbery 17 21 -19%
Individual Robbery 52 50 +4%
Aggravated Assault 93 123 -24%
     Assault Dangerous Weapon (Gun) 22 39 -44%
     Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling 23 22 +5%
Total 178 213 -16%
Property Crime Commercial Burglary 45 67 -33%
Residential Burglary 167 252 -34%
Auto Theft 92 133 -31%
Larceny 812 862 -6%
Larceny From Motor Vehicle 298 311 -4%
Total 1414 1625 -13%
Total Part 1 Crimes YTD 1592 1838 -13%

Annual Report

This annual report from the Salisbury Police includes:

  • Reported Crime and Workload Summary
  • Community Policing and Engagement Efforts
  • Recruiting, Hiring and Staffing
  • CALEA and Professional Standards Reports
  • Department 2019 Goals

2019 Annual Report (PDF)

Use Of Force Policy (PDF)

May 18 Council Presentation (PDF)
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Public Safety Partnership

What is the National Public Safety Partnership?

The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) provides an innovative framework for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to enhance its support of state, local and tribal law enforcement and prosecution authorities in aggressively investigating and prosecuting violent criminals. The PSP serves as a DOJ-wide program that enables cities to consult with and receive coordinated training and technical assistance (and an array of resources) from DOJ to support violence reduction strategies. Under the PSP, your city has been identified as a ‘Diagnostic Site’ and will work with the PSP Diagnostic Team to refine and implement violence reduction strategies to combat violent crime and enhance officer safety.

As a Diagnostic Site, how will my city reduce violent crime?

Reducing violent crime is a complex problem that requires comprehensive and collaborative strategies. Through the PSP initiative, the PSP Diagnostic Team will help your city refine and implement violence reduction strategies to combat violent crime and support officer safety. The diagnostic approach will include:

  • Stakeholder and relationship building
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Governance structure and program management
  • Action plan development and evaluation
  • Capacity building
  • Community engagement and buy-in

Salisbury, North Carolina is one of 9 diagnostic sites, along with Baton Rouge, LA, Buffalo, NY, Cincinnati, OH, Houston, TX, Jackson, TN, Lansing, MI, Saginaw, MI and Springfield, IL.

2019-2024 SPD Strategic Plan

In 2018, the SPD was accepted as a Department of Justice – Public Safety Partnership Diagnostic Site. Under this program the department was inventoried by an external group of Law Enforcement professionals. This review resulted in a plan of action to assist the department in addressing violent crime within the Salisbury community. The report recommendations have been incorporated into this strategic plan and is a significant part of what we desire to achieve. As a result, five internal strategic goals were developed by the Salisbury Police Department. These goals are:

  1. Improve Collaboration with External Partners and Stakeholders
  2. Improve Communication and Coordination within the SPD
  3. Enhance Investigation and Intelligence Operations
  4. Improve Training and Professional Development for the SPD Staff
  5. Maintain a Quality Sworn and Civilian Workforce

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The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) is currently 100% staffed with 81 positions.

This includes 72 sworn staff, 6 FTO recruits, and 5 BLET recruits. There are 4 over hire positions, 2 of which are filled.

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The department was accredited by CALEA in 2017, covering the period of 2014-2016.

The SPD is currently working towards the next Accrediting Cycle Review in 2020 and is on track for successful completion.

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