Police Response Time
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Anticipated | Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable
Proceeding as Anticipated
Reviewing for Improvement
Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the Fiscal Year. The City’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1st – September 30th and is denoted by FY. To see the annual performance of this measure, click here.
The police department responded to 30 priority calls this quarter. Two of those calls had a response time over 7 minutes. One assault call was dropped as a non-emergency call and later upgraded when the situation became volatile, thus making the overall response time longer than the target response time. In another assault call, there was a delay in getting this call dropped due to the caller's cell phone cutting in and out; and the caller was running at the time, so it was difficult to get information from the caller or determine the caller's location. Because of these two calls, the response rate was 93%.
Time elapsed between the receipt of a telephone call reporting a Priority Call situation by the telecommunications operator to the arrival of the first Sugar Land Police Department (SLPD) unit on scene.
Results are reported as the percentage of Priority Calls responded to within the target time of 07:00 (mm:ss).
Priority Calls: Air Crash, Officer Emergency, Assault in Progress, Burglary in Progress, Mass Casualty/Industrial Accident, Police Pursuit, Robbery in Progress, and Train Accident.
80% of responses within a target of 07:00 (mm:ss). This target time includes a target dispatch time of 01:00 and a target response time of 06:00.
A rapid police response to the highest priority calls helps ensure public safety and save lives. The response time target of 01:00 dispatch time and 06:00 response time represents a target close to the current level of service provided by the City of Sugar Land Police Department.