For this year's cover photo we selected a picture of the new Greensferry overpass that was completed in November of this year. With this project now complete, this bridge enhances the connectivity of the community. This project parallels our policing philosophy of building bridges and connecting with the citizens we serve. Service is at the forefront of everything we do because we know it builds relationships.
At a time when many communities are experiencing an increase in crime, I am pleased to report that this year we have realized a decrease in overall crime by 7.4%. I would like to commend our entire team for their outstanding efforts, dedication to service and community; they display great strength and unity in working to accomplish our policing mission.
Each and every day I am proud to serve the City and this Department. We rely on your support, confidence, and enthusiastic interest in helping the Department advance its vision and mission.
2015 remained a very challenging year for law enforcement across Idaho and throughout the country. Although incidents continued to divide communities, we saw unification and collaboration with our community through a variety of outreach efforts outlined in this report.
In closing, I am grateful for all of our employees and volunteers here at the Post Falls Police Department and we appreciate the continued support we receive from each of you.
R. Scot Haug
Chief of Police
Annual Report 2015