2011 Annual Report
The following report provides a summary of the activities the Police Department participated in during the calendar year of 2011. The statistical information was collected from a variety of sources including but not limited to the Wichita Sedgwick County Emergency 911 Center, Bel Aire Municipal Court, The City Clerk, and the Bel Aire Police Department.
About the DepartmentAuthorized employees of the Bel Aire Police Department:
2011 Authorized Police Department Employees Full-time Commissioned 12 Part-time Commissioned 2 Full-time Civilian 1 Part-time Civilian 1
The following information is provided as an accumulated total for hours worked by employees of the department. The time shown is a total of all paid employees:
Bel Aire Police Department Total Hours Worked Regular hours worked 18,578 Overtime hours worked 290 Vacation, Sick, & Personal hours taken 2,610
- Total number of calls for service in 2011: 6,796, a 12% increase overall from 2010.
- Total number of cases generated in 2011: 1,369
2011 Part I Offenses
Homicide 0 Forcible Rape 2 Robbery 0 Auto Theft 2 Arson 3 Aggravated Assault 1 Burglary 18 Larceny 36 Child Sexual Assault 3 Total 65
Part I Offenses have increased 25% over the 2010 reported cases
2011 Part II Offenses Simple Assault 21 Weapons Violations 2 Drug Violations 19 Vandalism 28 Liquor Law Violations 1 Disorderly Conduct 38 Forgery/Fraud/Embezzlement 10 Driving Under the Influence 20 Total 124
Part II Offenses have decreased by 26% overall from 2010.
2011 Calls for Service Shots Fired Calls 2 Audible Alarms 167 9-1-1 Hang-up Calls 378 Disturbance Calls 36 Domestic Violence Calls 14 Follow-up Reports 468 Miscellaneous Report Calls 260 Miscellaneous Service Calls 151 Suspicious Character Reports 76 Welfare Checks 94 Animal Calls 16 Vicious Dog Calls 12 Total 1,730 Bel Aire officers responded to a total of 4 sudden death calls in 2011. Bel Aire Officers responded to one suicide call during 2011.
The Police Department arrested a total of 191 people on a variety of criminal offenses, traffic offenses, City of Bel Aire Municipal Court warrants, and outside agency warrants. The following table represents the total number of charges the arrests were made for:
Criminal Arrests 44 Driving While Suspended 66 Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol 20 Outside Agency Warrants 26 City of Bel Aire Arrest Warrants 35 Total 191
Traffic enforcement by the Bel Aire Police Officers was very active in 2011. Officers conducted a total of 2,896 traffic stops. As a result of the traffic stops, the following statistics were generated:
2011 Bel Aire Police Department Traffic Statistics
Citations Issued 1,892 Offenses Cited 2,040 Warnings Issued 47 Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses N/A D.U.I. Arrests 20 Drive While Suspended Arrests 104 Non-Injury Traffic Accidents 38 Injury Traffic Accidents 14 Hit and Run Traffic Accidents 8 Fatality Accidents 1 Abandoned Vehicles 14
Bel Aire officers assisted the Sedgwick County Fire Department and Sedgwick County EMS with a total of 196 calls. Of these, 148 were medical-related calls and 48 were fire-related.
The Municipal Court of Bel Aire handles minor offenses and violations of City ordinance. The following statistics are a result of the Bel Aire Police Department working with the Municipal Court system:
- Total cases filed in Bel Aire Municipal Court in 2011: 163
- Active warrants in the system in 2011: 188
- Warrants issued in 2011: 115
- Warrants served in 2011: 79
- Uniform Criminal Complaint (UCC) issued in 2011: 73
- The Bel Aire Municipal Court collected a total of $275,589 as a result of fines accessed, court costs, warrant fees, and other court related charges.
The Department received 81 requests for vacation home checks. The vacation check program is a service provided by the Bel Aire Police Department to our citizens to ensure their safety and security. Officers have historically provided this service for many years. The Senior Patrol Program is focused on providing this continuing service through the volunteer time of our local seniors. We have three senior volunteers who average a total of 25 hours per week of volunteer service.
The Police Department in conjunction with the Sedgwick County Fire Department presented the "National Night Out" program on August 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. McGruff the Crime Dog was there to talk to the kids and give crime prevention tips. Firefighters grilled hot dogs and used a fire hose to spray the kids to keep the heat down. Temperatures were 105 degrees again for the second year so the kids and some adults had a great time in the water spray. The bouncing inflatables were a big hit with the kids and they had a competition going on to see how many times they could dunk the police and firefighters in the dunk tank.
Officer Hutton had the I-dent-a-kid computer set up to provide identification information to families on their children. Information booths were set up to pass out a variety of information about crime prevention and how to protect yourself and property from being a victim. There were approximately 150 – 175 people in attendance.
Many thanks go to all of the volunteers that helped to make the activities a success.
2011 was a year of uncertainty and change. Several changes were made as a result of the 2012 budget approved by the Council. Personnel lay-offs were made due to a reduction in the police budget. Three full-time and two part-time officer positions were eliminated along with the full time administrative assistant position. 2011 was an active year for the Bel Aire Police Department. The officers worked hard and were committed to keeping the community safe.
John R. Daily
Chief of Police
March 29, 2012