Public Safety Summit
The Winnebago County Public Safety Summit was held on January 16th, 2013. It was the first in a series of crime summits. If you have ideas on how to fight crime in your neighborhood, please send an email with brief comments to email@example.com. Thank you for your input.
Click Here to Download the Public Safety Summit I Brochure
Proposed Action Steps
- Increase the presence of marked uniformed patrol officers on the street to prevent crime before it happens.
- Provide cooperative county patrols on fringe areas thereby freeing up city officers to deal with "hot spots" in high crime areas.
- Strengthen coordinated narcotics and gang efforts to promote zero tolerance.
- Create a modified Sheriff's take home car program in order to increase time spent in patrol areas.
- Develop a 311 Call Center to reduce non-emergency calls to the 911 center (incorporate into United Way 211).
- Develop an expanded re-entry program in collaboration with other agencies(Jail, RIC Center, Lutheran Social Services and others) to provide additional support services for offenders re-entering society.
- Continue working with outlying areas to provide investigation support and the Jail Transport Van, thereby allowing officers and deputies in the field to remain in their villages/areas while corrections staff transport and lodge prisoners.
- Move City warrants to the Criminal Justice Center to add efficiency to entry, maintenance and service of all arrest warrants.
- Increase code enforcement to reduce neighborhood blight and the criminal activity that comes with it.
- Increase neighborhood watch programs to provide greater grass roots involvement in crime reduction.
- Increase avenues of communication with the public regarding crime in their areas.
- Create a "Knock on the Door" program where officers go into the neighborhoods and get to know the residents in an area.
- Develop a Crime Summit web page that links to the Winnebago County website to keep the public informed on the process.
- Mark Crime Scene Tape with "Text-a-Tip" info to encourage additional input from crime scenes.