In 2014 members assigned to the 3rd platoon responded to 17,000 calls for service. Third platoon officers made 471 arrests. The largest call volume was handled between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The Third Platoon currently utilizes the SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment) model for dealing with responses to crime and calls for service. Officers identify problems that occur on a regular basis during this shift. The Officers then determine the cause of the problems with assistance from crime analysis.
Officers carry out planned activities and continually assess their results, making adjustments to their approach when necessary. One of the issues that the platoon dealt with in 2014 was thefts of motor vehicle tires/rims and thefts from unoccupied motor vehicles. Most of these crimes occurred while vehicles were left parked and unlocked. Members of the platoon also patrolled on bikes and in unmarked vehicles to combat the crime making numerous arrests. We also continue to make traffic enforcement a top priority, with a focus on DUI investigations. This platoon reported 161 DUI arrests for the year of 2014.