The Commerce Police Department responded to 2,564 calls during October.
Those calls included 2,303 dispatched by 911, 197 that came through the school resource officers and 64 walk-in calls at the police department.
Officers generated 34 accident reports and 98 incident reports during the month. In addition the animal control officer responded to 69 animal control calls and issued one citation.
During October, officers issued 243 traffic citations, including 92 for speeding, 20 for seat belt or child restraint violations, 17 for license violations and six for driving under the influence. There were also six “alcohol related” citations.
On the criminal side, the department made 34 arrests for theft, four for burglary, eight for drunk and disorderly, six for obstruction and four for burglary.
11/28/08 at 03:19 PM
Some interesting statistics come out of this story: Given the 2007 census has Commerce with 6323 citizens, if the amount of calls the CPD received in October holds true for the year, the CPD would receive 30,768 calls this year. That's one for every 76 citizens per day. That is the equivalent of each citizen calling 4.7 times per year or about 17 times per household each year. Can’t we all just get along?