41A South Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
2011 Report of the Randolph Police Department
The Randolph Police Department has undergone tremendous changes in the past year. As an organization we have continued to develop strategies and programs that have improved service to the community. It is only with the assistance and the cooperation of our residents that our mission will succeed. Your police department is committed to providing fair and principled police services to all.
In October of 2011, two long-time police lieutenants-John Courtney and Arthur Sullivan were promoted to the new rank of commander. Commander Courtney oversees operations and training and Commander Sullivan heads investigational services. These appointments, which are made by the police chief, promote organizational consistency and increased standards of service across all operational units of the Randolph Police Department. These positions make the difference that this department has needed for quite some time and its benefits are already being felt with higher standards required of police department personnel and promoting excellence in police services to serve our community.
The crime rate are statistics and I fully realize that when a person becomes a victim of crime no statistic matters-it is the professional response of its police department and the pursuit of justice that matters most to the individual. The crime rate is just one tool that the police department uses as a barometer of organizational effectiveness. In 2011, we saw our overall crime rate decrease by 4.5%. While this number may appear modest it is on the heels of a 21.6% decrease in 2010 and a 10% decrease in 2009. I am encouraged that the crime rate continues to decrease in a difficult economy. While we made some in-roads regarding property crime it was only down by 1.49%. Violent crime was down a significant 20.36% over 2010 levels. I feel that the commitment we have made to the GREAT program, the partnerships that we have forged in the community, and the efforts of the Youth Violence Unit and a vigilant patrol force have made a significant impact on violence in the community.
I would also like to acknowledge the effort of Lieutenant John Hamelburg who was assigned as the liquor compliance officer. Lt. Hamelburg has worked closely with licensed liquor establishments in town to increase safety and gain compliance with all liquor regulations and laws. Through his efforts we saw a dramatic reduction of 68% in liquor law violations in 2011-an important area that had a negative effect on our crime rate in the past.
The Senior Outreach Unit continues to address the needs of our elders in the community. We have added patrols to senior housing and remain connected to the senior community through our community policing efforts.
We have maintained our commitment to the G.R.E.A.T program for all elementary and middle school students. The program promotes positive interaction with the youth of Randolph and seeks to build lasting relationships as our children navigate their way through their teen years. The Randolph Police Department remains committed to the youth of Randolph.
Jeffrey Chaplin was promoted to the rank of sergeant this year. Sgt. Chaplin has worked very closely with the disabilities commission for many years and his addition to the supervisory staff was very well deserved. I wish Sgt. Chaplin continued success in his career. Christine Morse was promoted to the safety officer position in 2011. Officer Morse does exemplary work and her varied duties increase the quality of life for our residents every day. Det. Kinnon Ryan was assigned as the School Resource officer at the Middle School this year. Detective Ryan has built on the success of the program in the past and continues improve the relationship between school administration, students and the police department.
I would like to thank the command and supervisory staff for their hard work, wise counsel and cooperation in the past year. Your commitment to your profession and the people of the Town of Randolph is appreciated and respected by me.
I also thank those who do the hard work every day-the patrolmen and detectives of this department. I thank you for your attention and dedication to duty. It is with your support and professionalism that the department continues to succeed.
I also would like to thank Fire Chief Charles Foley and the Randolph Fire Department for the excellent working relationship our departments share. I thank our Town Manager, the Town Council, and all other department heads and committees for their assistance to the Randolph Police Department in the past year.
My sincere thanks to our police chaplain Leland Clarke for all the kindnesses and support shown to the officers of this department and to the victims of crime.
William F. Pace
Chief of Police
2011 REPORT OF THE PARKING CLERK
Parking Tickets issued – 2011 1,842
Value of Tickets issued in 2011:…………………... $ 92,440.00
Value of ALL outstanding parking tickets
owed to The Town of Randolph: …………………….$214,590.00
Release Forms issued for RMV 152
TOTAL MONIES/FINES COLLECTED – 2011 $ 85,550.30
Diane M. Tracey-McNulty