APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 47

West Patrol District The West District participated in several initiatives related to Coach 5-0 with Arlington High School, Coffee with a Cop forums, and Chick-fil-A Touch a Truck. The Lake Patrol Unit provides coverage during holidays and summer to ensure safety at Lake Arlington. West District made a significant arrest on a serial robber who was targeting mobile phone stores in the city. West District officers attended every Arlington High School football game last season as part of the Coach 5-0 youth mentoring program. This is in addition to the many practices and events held outside of athletic times. Coffee with a Cop forums allowed citizens to get to meet their beat officers and form positive relationships with staff. During Chick-fil-A Touch a Truck events, the district sent static equipment and vehicles to demonstrate for the public. The Lake Patrol Unit is responsible for the safety of Lake Arlington and provides coverage on holidays and summer days patrolling the grounds and water. The unit also held a safety day where officers spoke to residents and visitors about boating safety, life jackets, and went out onto the water to conduct several watercraft vessel inspections. The district was able to locate, identify and arrest a serial robbery suspect who had committed multiple armed robberies of mobile telephone stores. A patrol officer located a vehicle of interest and made a traffic stop. The Robbery Unit was able to link all of the Arlington offenses to the suspect. The district experienced a 38% reduction in robberies in 2018. Arlington, Texas Police Department | 47