Bellevue Beat | Bellevue property crimes dropped for a third consecutive year
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Among the notable accomplishments is that Bellevue has continued to experience a reduction in certain property crimes for a third consecutive year:
- Residential burglaries are down 20 percent
- Motor vehicle prowls are down 21 percent
This is a significant reduction that is a direct result of the diligent work of Bellevue Police's investigators, bicycle officers, patrol officers, and sector captains.
Despite the national challenge related to recruitment and hiring, Bellevue Police hired 26 new employees in 2018. This success is due in part to a hiring bonus offered to attract experienced officers.
Congratulations to the newest Police Officer! Michael Beckstead transferred to Bellevue and took advantage of our $16,000 hiring bonus for lateral Officers. Bellevue is a great place to work. https://t.co/JjX24AAerK pic.twitter.com/cat6WMr7q3— Bellevue, WA Police (@BvuePD) May 9, 2019
The close relationship between the Police Department and the Bellevue community is one of the reasons that Bellevue enjoys one of the lowest crime rates for a community of its size.
The Bellevue Police 2018 Annual Report is available online, or hard copies are available at Bellevue City Hall or at the police substations in Crossroads and Factoria.
Published: May 13, 2019
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