Gilbert, Ariz. - The Gilbert Police Department is using Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) to analyze crime to identify areas of the community that have a higher density in activity. During the first two years of our DDACTS program the DDACTS zone has experienced an 11% reduction in violent crime, and a 39% reduction in burglary offenses, based on a comparison to three year averages of crime data. The Gilbert PD DDACTS program has become a national model. To learn more about this program download the app.
Through the use of the DDACTS program and based on the information provided by concerned citizens, and information obtained by our officers, a criminal investigation was initiated. The goal of this investigation was to gather evidence in order to arrest and successfully prosecute individuals who were responsible for criminal activity in this area and to increase the quality of life for the majority of the area residents who are good, law abiding people. Over the last three days, Gilbert Police personnel were assisted by tactical units from the Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler police departments in the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants, bringing this operation and investigation to a successful conclusion.
“The recent arrests of individuals suspected of illegal drug activity is the latest example of our successful partnership with Gilbert Police and our shared commitment to address criminal behavior that negatively impacts the communities we serve," said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. "We will now move forward with efforts to hold these suspects accountable for the harm caused to local residents.”
The investigation resulted in:
Sergeant, Public Information Office
Gilbert Police Department