Get to know Boynton Beach police with these stats

Jeffrey S. Katz, Boynton Beach Police Department. courtesy photo.

Jeffrey S. Katz, Boynton Beach Police Department. courtesy photo.

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz held a Town Hall meeting last week and gave some stats about his department. Here they are:

  • The department hires 1.2 percent of those who apply. That’s 26 hires out of 2,159 who applied over a year and a half. Chief Jeffrey Katz describes them as “first-round draft choices.” They hope to hire those with a college education, who represent minorities, who have prior police experience and who are veterans.
  • Officers responded to 63,221 calls for service in 2015. That’s a 10 percent increase from 2014.
  • They gave out 5,796 citations in 2015.
  • They made 2,394 arrests in 2015. 95.2 percent of those arrests did not involve use of force.
  • They investigated 3,029 traffic crashes in 2015. Eleven people died.
  • Police made 8,255 extra patrols in 2015.
  • They investigated 18,998 code compliance calls.
  • From 2013 to 2015 police encountered 318 firearms.

 

 

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