Statistical Data for the NPD for the year 2001:
** 223 Agency Assists
** 2020 I.C.R. (1407 in 2000) +613
** 593 Driving Citations
** 719 Driving Warnings
** 72 Arrests
** 76 Medical Calls
** 97 Alarms
During the last year, the NPD conducted three alcohol compliance checks. Nisswa enjoyed a 100 percent compliance rate during the last two checks. The last check was completed just before Christmas.
The police department has applied for and received funds to assist in the purchase of laptop computers for all of its vehicles. At this time all police vehicles are equipped with computers and a mapping program is forthcoming. This was done in conjunction with the fire department. The Cote Foundation, Crow Wing Power, and the American Legion all contributed to the funding.
NPD officers have begun to commit to areas of specialized training. These areas include but are not limited to; drug enforcement and investigation, specialized tactical training, and interview and interrogation techniques. Future training will include firearms instruction, crime scene processing and possible K-9 handling.
We have added an additional position to the department. This position will be used to increase patrol coverage and reduce the amount of overtime and compulsory time earned by the officers.