It is with great pleasure that we share with you the Savage Police Department’s Annual Report for 2012. This report reflects the teamwork, outstanding accomplishments and professional services provided by the men and women of this agency. The Savage Police Department is a progressive department that continually strives to maintain excellence and professionalism in its service to the citizens and businesses of the City of Savage. In this Annual Report you will find an overview of the department’s activities and a breakdown of statistical crime and traffic data.
The events of January 2, 2012 will forever be in the minds of our officers, city employees, members of council, our community and neighboring law enforcement agencies. The traffic accident that severely injured Officer Frank Mackall has brought us even closer together. The teamwork demonstrated by our officers, the outpouring support of the community and the unwavering support of our council, enabled us to move forward with great optimism.
In 2012 the City of Savage experienced an overall crime rate decrease of over 4% compared with 2011. While several factors come into play, whenever crime rates change – up or down – one piece of the puzzle is the quality of local law enforcement and how well the police partner with the community to prevent and suppress crime. The statistics show some challenge areas as well, but I think we all can be proud of our accomplishments.
The City of Savage is an exceptional city and the efforts of our police officers, civilian support staff, volunteers, citizens, and the steadfast public safety support from the Mayor and City Council have made a positive impact on the quality of life in the community. We will continue to meet the needs of our citizens and do it with a professional and dedicated staff. I invite you to visit our website at http://www.cityofsavage.com to learn more about services that are available to you. We also welcome your comments and suggestions.
A safe community begins with teamwork and partnership with you. To help prevent crime, remember our crime prevention slogan; “Lock It or Lose It” and please be involved in your community by reporting suspicious activities. As always, I look forward to seeing you around our beautiful city.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford
Rodney R. Seurer, Chief of Police
Following are actual letters received by the Department, with names, addresses and other sensitive information removed from the letter as necessary to protect privacy. New Commendation letters will be replaced and updated on a regular basis.
How to Commend an Officer
The Savage Police Department is committed to rewarding officers and employees for commendable actions and service. Anyone who feels that an employee has performed his or her duties in a particularly courteous, helpful or competent manner may commend the employee by:
Be sure to obtain the employee’s name and the unit that he or she is assigned to, if possible. Commendations become a part of the employee’s personnel file.