Cold Spring-Richmond Police See Slight Uptick in 2014 Calls and Traffic Stops
COLD SPRING - The Cold Spring-Richmond Police department saw a slight increase in calls and recorded traffic stops last year.
The department responded to 5,189 calls for service or self-created incidents last year compared to 4,099 in 2013.
There was a noticeable increase in traffic stops. Officers recorded 301 more stops in Cold Spring and 190 more in Richmond last year.
However, Police Chief Chris Boucher says a big reason for the number increase is because officers can now enter warnings directly into their computer during a traffic stop. Some verbal warnings given by police before last year may not have been put into an incident report.
Wakefield Township accounted for 895 total incidents for the department in 2014. Officers also responded to 32 medicals and 40 alarm calls in the area. The Township allowed their contract for Cold Spring police services to expire in September.
The report also highlighted the use of the Department K9 Program. During 2014, the program consisted of Abby, a nine year old lab. Abby was involved in 70 drug arrests and contacts, mostly through traffic stops.
The Department recently added new police canine Riley this year, who will eventually replace Abby.