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A Gilbert Police Department vehicle [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
The sights, smells and emotions that come from seeing the worst of life’s tragedies often stay with police day and night, bottled up until an unpredictable incident releases them.
The Gilbert Police Department, in partnership with Shred It, will host a crime prevention event 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Target Store parking lot, 3931 S. Gilbert Road. During the event, residents can securely shred documents, dispose of medicine and get vehicle V.I.N. etching.
Gilbert does not know how to pay for a single new police officer in the next five years, a time when the town will need 60 new cops to keep pace with growth.
In an effort to assist officers with the daily grind of safeguarding the communities they serve, East Valley police departments are home to various volunteer programs that provide much-needed leverage to the departments’ time and budgets.
A television camera crew joined the Gilbert Police Department as officers administered a drug recognition test, pulled over speeders and inspected commercial trucks.
A free luncheon to discuss how Gilbert businesses can register their security alarm systems with the police department will be 11 a.m. to noon today at the Gilbert Police Department Amphitheater, 75 E. Civic Center Drive.
From left, Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Amber Barnhart, Ofc. Ryan Barnhart, and Police Chief Tim Dorn at a Gilbert Police Department award ceremonty on Aug. 14. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Gilbert Police Chief John Brewer is stepping down in December, bringing to an end more than three decades in law enforcement. Brewer has been the town’s top cop for seven years. Previously, he served 25 years on Mesa’s force.
An eight-minute response time. Major crimes up 62 percent in the past five years. The lowest staffing ratio in the East Valley. And no money set aside for new hires.
Gilbert police officers will soon be carrying stun guns alongside their batons and pepper spray.
Gilbert Police Chief John Brewer wants to walk away from his job before he’s dragged or carried off. Brewer announced Thursday he is retiring in December, bringing to an end more than three decades in law enforcement.
Gilbert police officer Dave McMahon and a motorist remove a photo-radar shield from the driver’s license plate during a traffic stop.
December 9, 2004
The Gilbert Police Department has launched an Internet-based program that allows citizens to submit tips about crime and traffic as well as other concerns.
The Gilbert Police Department has 30 vacant sworn officer positions and an officer-to-population ratio that has plummeted well below wh at the Town Council deemed the minimum standard.
November 15, 2004
The Gilbert Police Department will again be collecting toys for its "Blue Line of Love" drive this season.
Overtime spending at the Gilbert Police Department is creeping back up after a policy successfully cut the tab by more than a quarter-million dollars earlier this year.
Gilbert’s understaffed police department — which has the lowest officer-toresident ratio in the East Valley — may be getting some much-needed manpower.
Gilbert is paying the price for being the fastest-growing community in the nation.
July 11, 2004
Gilbert police arrested three men Saturday in connection with 15 robberies at convenience stores in Valley.
Gilbert police are looking for three men involved in the shooting death of a Chandler man near Cooper and Warner roads Tuesday night.
Booming Gilbert has grown faster than it can afford to hire police officers, leaving the town with the thinnest police coverage of any community in the East Valley.