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CLOVIS (KSMX)- Clovis Police Department’s missions center around serving the citizens of the community and providing law enforcement services to everyone who comes to the city of Clovis. The men and women of this organization continued to perform at the highest level; the following information is the highlights of the activity and accomplishments by our agency for the year of 2018.

According to the 2018 annual police report, the officers made a total of 2,030 arrests for 2018. Of these arrests, 238 of them resulted in felony charges.

In 2018, there was a decrease in indexed crimes. This includes the categories of Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny and Motor Vehicle Thefts. The 2018 Index Crimes decreased 98% in comparison to 2017. This significant decrease was due to the decreases in several of the categories, and the total number of homicides in the city was one compared to six in 2017.

Some more insight into the department’s work for 2018:

  • The Special Operations Unit (SOU) produced a 39.3% clearance rate for 2018. The SOU was assigned 480 cases in 2018. The Detectives cleared 189 of these cases by arrest or other exceptional means. With the team work of Patrol and Investigations.
  • The Major Crimes Unit was activated on three occasions in 2018. These incidents involved two homicides which happened in Portales and one which occurred in Curry County at Route 77 Dairy. This incident involved an active shooter and resulted in the arrest of one individual.
  • The department organized and implemented two community events, National Night Out and Kops-n-Kids Christmas. None of these events would have been achievable without the men and women of the Clovis Police Department.
  • The department’s staffing of personnel averaged 55 sworn officers over the twelve-month period. The dispatch center continues to function with an average staff of 11 Telecommunicators handling 131,656 incoming and outgoing calls to the center. A total of 5,007 calls were received thru the E-911 line, and 28,037 calls were received by the wire-less (cell phone) 911 system.
  • The department responded to a total of 35,509 calls for service and completed 6,630 incident reports in 2018. In 2017, the department responded to 39,328 calls for service and completed 7,866 incident reports. This reflects a -9.71% decrease in the calls for service and -15.71% decrease change in the number of incident reports from the previous year.


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