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NBPD By the Numbers and Chief's Report

Here are notes from North Branford Police Chief Matthew Canelli's report at the February Police Commission meeting.

At the Feb. 14 , Chief Matthew Canelli presented the statistics from the month of January. Incident activity included:

  • 38 motor vehicle accidents, 4 with injuries
  • 100 motor vehicle stops
  • 30 motor vehicle written warnings
  • 66 motor vehicle citations/summons
  • 2 DUI arrests
  • 66 commercial and residential alarms of which 66 were false
  • 31 criminal arrests
  • 817 total calls for service

Throughout the month of January, the NBPD spent $851.40 on vehicle maintenance, though Canelli pointed out that the number may be slightly higher after the costs for replacing the gas tank on his vehicle are added into the numbers.

“It’s nice to see these kind of numbers for maintenance with the ,” said Dave Palumbo, vice chairman of the Police Commission.

From July 2011 through January, the NBPD has spent $7,611 for prisoner watch, while taking in $3,841.50 through permits and other revenue, which is turned over to the town’s general fund.

The Chief’s report also included a reading thank you letter from the North Branford Food Bank for Ron Ferrucci and other officers’ efforts in and an email from announcing a budget workshop for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Officer Mauro Piroli will perform a demonstration with the NBPD’s police dog, Chase, for 3rd-graders at .

ejota February 16, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Jenn - for the sake of context, I wonder if you have any information as to why Dave Palumbo said it was 'nice to see these kinds of numbers for maintenance', presumably referring to the $850 spent in January. I'm not as close to this as you might be but close to $11,000 annually seems like a lot of money? Any thoughts? Thanks.
Jenn McCulloch February 16, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Sorry it was not clear, but it was referencing that the monthly maintenance is now lower with the new cars on the road; whereas in previous months (before the new cars), the maintenance costs were higher.
ejota February 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Perfect - thanks for the context. And I'm happy to hear the new vehicles are more efficient from a maintenance standpoint.

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