By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022
Crime is down in Huron Township, according to an annual report released by the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.
The report says that police responded to 26,792 calls for service in 2021, a decrease of 0.423% from the previous year.
Crime is broken down into three categories, and all three saw a decline.
Everette Robbins, director of public safety, wrote a message to the community at the beginning of the report.
In the message, Robbins lays out some of the challenges that law enforcement officers have faced recently, and updated the community on various positive changes made within the department as of late.
Below is a portion of the message:
“As we closed out 2021, looked forward to a better 2022, and continued to wrestle with the reality of COVID-19’s long-lasting impact, we have learned that humanity can rise above. Resilience is everywhere. Last year was especially tough on Law Enforcement with 530 officers killed in the line of duty. Nationally, the value of policing has been routinely challenged, and the entire law enforcement profession has been vilified, mocked, and attacked. Strong relationships of mutual trust between police agencies and the communities they serve are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. Every day I truly wake up thankful to have an opportunity to work and live in a community that is incredibly committed to supporting OUR first responders!” the letter to the community said.
It continues: “True leadership comes from the top of any successful organization. With that in mind, I must thank the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and the Board of Trustees for their unwavering support of public safety. I must also thank my hard working, professional, and dedicated command staff who each stand by my side every step of the way. Over the past several years, we have seen some remarkable changes and accomplishments within the public safety departments. Most importantly, we have made some great strides in building a strong relationship within our community and hope to see our community partnerships continue to grow. Relationship building is one of our most important fundamental principles and is something that we can all participate in to eliminate the negativity and deficiencies that impacts all of us. Initiatives such as the Citizen Police Academy, Public Safety Explorer Program and Shop with a Hero are great examples of things that we can accomplish when we all work together.
The Huron Township Department of Public Safety embraces a community-based problem-oriented, data- driven policing strategy that emphasizes the use of problem-solving and community policing techniques and a reliance on data to identify threats, measure the results of our interventions, and to hold ourselves accountable; to each other and the community.”
You can view the entire messege from the public safety director, as well as the entire 2021 report, by clicking on this link.
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