OFFICER GENERATED PERFORMANCE:
Beginning in early 1989, the process for police officer performance evaluations was changed dramatically. Previously, officer performance was measured on the basis of reactive activity, such as, the number of calls answered, number of arrests made, etc. These statistics, although important to record, do not accurately represent the effectiveness of an officer and for the most part, represent activity over which the officer has no control.
In order to change from reactive to proactive, the basis for performance evaluation had to be changed. Therefore, “Officer Generated” actions were selected as the key elements to be measured. Activities such as house checks, business checks, field interviews and special traffic operations, etc., were selected as the key factors to be measured.
This change not only gives officers performance goals which they can achieve through self-initiation and self-motivation, but it also produces a “proactive” direction for the department and enhances levels of service to the community.
- Traffic Enforcement
The traffic enforcement includes a motorcycle officer, as well as patrol officers tasked for S.T.O.P. programs in response to specific citizen complaints. The Nichols Hills Municipal Court bond schedule is included here.
- Parking and Commercial Vehicle Ordinances
This section includes information on the parking ordinances and the Commercial Vehicle parking regulations.
- Extra Patrol Services
The extra patrol is designed to provide intensive short-term police coverage in reference to a specific problem and location. Further information about Extra Patrol may be obtained by contacting the Police Dispatcher at 843-5672.
- House Check Services
Officers will check the exterior security of enrolled vacant residences and closed business daily (weather permitting). This program is designed to give the vacationing resident an extra measure of security. To add your house to the service or for more information, contact the Police Dispatcher at 843-5672.
- Alarm/911 Response
Nichols Hills Police Officers respond to all alarms and 911 calls, usually in less than two minutes. The City of Nichols Hills requires alarm system registration and permits. These are available at no cost. Multiple false alarms, 911 calls, or failure to register your alarm can subject the owner (or business) to fines. Please contact the Police Department for more information.