Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Thursday, 18 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
City Manager Praises Police Chief for Decrease in Crime
04/30/2010

Police Chief of Liberal Al Sill put on a presentation Thursday at Seward County Community College for the Council of Governments monthly meeting.

Sill shared comparative numbers with the local governing bodies that showed crime going down in Liberal significantly. Some of the crimes that went down in great numbers included rape in which in 2006 there were 30 cases reported compared to five in 2009. Burglary went from 496 reported cases in 2006 to 227 in 2009. Theft when from 646 reported cases in 2006 to 386 in 2009.

Some crimes did go up such as DUI's, liquor violations, reckless driving, and warrants. Sill said this was likely due to simply more aggressive police work. Sill also added that when he took over that the department was severely understaffed. That is no longer an issue as the police force is close to being fully staffed and Sill said he'd like to continue hiring even after that.

City Manager Mark Hall added after Sill presented that Sill was given no direction when given the job.

"He (Sill) was just told to fix it. He was given no direction," Hall said.

Hall feels that Sill has done a lot of fixing and encouraged people who have an issue at anytime that is related to crime to just go straight to Sill and that he'll give you a fair shake.

Sill added that he senses the community has begun to feel safer with the crime rates going down. The governing bodies in attendance gave Sill an ovation after he finished.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Cimarron Man Injured In Vehicle Pursuit
Friday's Scores
Redskins Win Turnover Tussle in Guymon
Ogallala Aquifer To Be Discussed At Kansas State Fair
Kismet Fire Station To Be Discussed At Special Meeting
Oklahoma Says $1.5 Million Available in Drought Grants
Redskins Handle Great Bend in WAC Opener
Friday's Games
Turpin's Kyler Musgrave Wins Billy's 10 Best Scholarship  
Jacob McCarter is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Hutch Stymies Seward
Oklahoma Releases A-F Report Cards For Schools
Liberal Faces Two Ranked Teams in Home Quad
Red Demons Take Down Redskins in Overtime
Bob Dole To Visit Liberal, Surrounding Area
Feds Allow Kansas To Withold Test Results
Corn Harvest, Wheat Planting Underway
Kismet Fire Station To Be Discussed At Special Meeting
Cimarron Man Injured In Vehicle Pursuit
Skins Rank Second in 5A Soccer
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group