By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– During the course of an overall decline in crime rates, the Apple Valley Town Council recently voted to renew its contract for police services with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The new agreement calls for a 6.1% increase in the overall cost of services and remains effective through June 30, 2019.
“The safety of our residents remains the top priority of our community and this Town Council,” said Mayor Art Bishop. “The steady decrease of crime in our town is confirmation that we are receiving the highest possible service from San Bernardino County. We will continue to put our trust in the hard-working and dedicated men and women of the Apple Valley Police department.”
The 2017 Annual Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department shows a 14 percent decrease in both Part 1 and 2 crimes reported in Apple Valley from 2016 to 2017 and a decrease of 23 percent from 2015 to 2017. The decrease in type of crimes reported includes: rape, robbery, aggravated assault and burglary. This is the fifth consecutive year to show a decrease in Part 2 crimes reported and the third straight year of reduced overall crimes reported.
“Our dedicated law enforcement men and women of the Apple Valley station are proud of the work they do to make Apple Valley a safer place to live and raise a family”, said Apple Valley Police Captain Manny Mendoza. “Part 1 crimes are the lowest they’ve been in four years and Part 2 crimes are nearly half of what they were in 2013. Total crime rates are 2/3 of what they were in 2013.”
Burglary and Larceny statistics are also down 28 percent and 7 percent respective from 2016 to 2017.
The 2017 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s full report can be found online at wp.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/annual-reports/.
For more information regarding the Apple Valley Police Department visit www.applevalley.orgor call (760) 240-7400.