Garner Police Department--2017 Annual Report June 2018 - Page 2

Message from the Chief T HANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME to learn more about the Garner Police Department. I am proud to serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Garner and feel fortunate to work with an outstanding group of men and women dedicated to our values of Commitment, Integrity, and Professionalism and to maintaining public safety for our residents, businesses, and visitors. About Chief Zuidema Chief Brandon Zuidema was appointed Chief of Police for the Town of Garner in December 2009. He has a master’s degree in sociology from Longwood University in Virginia, a master’s certificate in local government management from Virginia Tech, and is a graduate of the Public Executive Leadership Academy and the Municipal Administration course at the UNC School of Government. He is active with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, and serves as the Executive Director for the Garner Police Athletic Activities League. This annual report is intended to highlight the significant events and accomplishments of the Garner Police Department in 2017 and to provide an overview of our efforts in the pursuit of public safety and quality of life in our community. It highlights our ongoing initiatives, identifies new programs, and speaks to good work of the men and women working with our many community partners. We appreciate your interest in the Garner Police Department and encourage you to consider working with us in the weeks, months, and years ahead. For more information about the Garner Police Department, I encourage you to review our strategic plan and our response to the President’s 21st Century Task Force on Policing Report. You can find these documents and other information on our website (garnerpd.org). You can also follow us on Facebook (GarnerPolice) and Twitter (@GarnerPolice and @ChiefZuidema), and consider enrolling in our next Garner Citizens Police Academy. If you have any questions or would like to provide any feedback, feel free to go online, visit us at 912 7th Ave., call us at (919) 772-8810, or email me at bzuidema@garnernc.gov. Sincerely, To contact the office of the Chief of Police, please email thamilton@garnernc.gov or call (919) 772-8810, x6064. Chief Brandon Zuidema 2 GARNER POLICE DEPARTMENT 2017 ANNUAL REPORT