Chief's Update

  • 03/03/2014 9:06 AM

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014, marked the fourth anniversary of the line of duty death of Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler; Eric was shot and killed during a traffic stop at Val Vista and Baseline. Eric should be remembered not only for his service to the Gilbert Police Department and the Town of Gilbert, but also as a […]

  • National Citizen Survey Results08/26/2013 3:33 PM

    The Town of Gilbert recently received the results of the National Citizen Survey.  The survey is a collaborative effort between National Research, Inc. and the International City/County Management Association. It provides us an opportunity to assess the quality of life and customer service attitudes in our community and to compare ourselves against local and national […]

  • June Update06/24/2013 4:33 PM

    On June 6, the Town Council approved the final budget for FY14 which includes three police department positions, one lieutenant and two civilian patrol assistants (soon to be titled civilian patrol technicians).  Sergeant Pete Rangel will be promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Patrol.  Officer Patrick Portee will be promoted to sergeant and will fill Pete’s […]

  • Uniform Crime Report Data for 201203/20/2013 12:57 PM

    The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data is now available for calendar year 2012. Overall, 219 violent crimes were reported in 2012, increasing 34 offenses over CY2011. 3,480 property offenses were reported, was a decrease of 450 offenses from CY2011. Total Party I crimes dropped from 4,115 offenses in 2011 to 3, 699 offenses in 2012 […]

  • Current Public Safety Issues in Gilbert01/14/2013 2:51 PM

    I recently had an opportunity to address a group of community business leaders on current public safety issues in Gilbert and how we can work as partners to continue to maintain high levels of safety in our community. I would like to clarify some statements which appeared in a news article following the presentation. Crime […]

  • Tragic Events12/18/2012 3:35 PM

    The tragic events which occurred last week in Connecticut remind us that acts of violence can happen anywhere. Mass shooting incidents have occurred within shopping centers, houses of worship, movie theaters, colleges, high schools, and now at an elementary school. Any location, where there are gatherings of people, create an opportunity for such acts to […]

  • Intelligence-led Policing12/10/2012 8:10 AM

    The Gilbert Police Department embraces the principles of Intelligence-led Policing and Community policing in our philosophy and daily operations. Intelligence-led policing is defined as a business model and management philosophy where data analysis and crime intelligence are pivotal to an objective, decision-making framework that facilitates crime and problem reduction, disruption and prevention through both strategic […]

  • Tactics, Training, People and Partnerships10/24/2012 1:22 PM

    I am often asked how we are able to maintain such low crime rates in Gilbert with the very low staffing levels in the police department, as compared to other communities. My answer is “Good Tactics, Good Training, Good People and Good Partnerships.” Our police department is constantly updating and revising our tactics and procedures […]