"OOPS" RPD Chief Caught Bragging About Bogus Crime Data

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Grady Stiles

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2013
So will he give up the big raise he got for doing such a god job??? From News8:

The police chief aplogized for painting an inaccurate picture.

For example, up until now, he said 2011 was the lowest year for crime in the past 25 years but an internal audit has changed that.

Chief Sheppard says around 1500 crimes from 2009 to 2012 were never properly counted. The incorrect data pertains to misdemeanor larceny crimes only. Most of them car break-ins that were taken by the 311 Call Center.

Sheppard says they discovered the error when the police department changed their paper system to their now digital record management system. When they converted the data, they did the audit and found the mistake.

"In terms of our investigative process, we use our data to determine where we deploy our resources. So in terms of car break-ins and such, it could impact how we deployed our resources during that time period," said Sheppard.

Chief Sheppard says all of the numbers have been entered into the department's current system.
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#2 Mar 23, 2013
He is such a tool... and so is RPD management.

Since: Jun 12

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#3 Mar 23, 2013
This is eerily similar to RCSD misrepresenting attendance data for years! Hmmmm... methinks something is rotten in the ROC!
Grady Stiles

United States

#4 Mar 23, 2013
So are they going to "adjust" his pay like he "adjusted" the data?

Give me a break. It's obvious that crime isn't down in the city. They've solved it by going electronic. One delete button is all it takes to make the city safer!
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#5 Mar 23, 2013
The oldest trick in management. Bring up an electronic system, and blame data conversion errors and erroneous data entry. No one every questions that. You can always shift the blame, and usually no one person can be identified as at fault. A win-win.

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#6 Mar 23, 2013
BillyBob wrote:
The oldest trick in management. Bring up an electronic system, and blame data conversion errors and erroneous data entry. No one every questions that. You can always shift the blame, and usually no one person can be identified as at fault. A win-win.
It's par for the course....such as the stats with FBI, CIA and so on and so forth!

Since: Dec 07

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#7 Mar 23, 2013
If he has any more screw ups like this, I might just have to write him a letter.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#8 Mar 24, 2013
Only a fool would beleive the stats that are given them by the guy selling something!!!!

Weren't we given a lot of stats on how great the red light cameras are before we bought into them?

Since: Dec 07

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#9 Mar 24, 2013
Maybe data keeping is now Officer Anthony DiPonzio's job??
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#10 Mar 24, 2013
Ha Ha wrote:
Only a fool would beleive the stats that are given them by the guy selling something!!!!
Weren't we given a lot of stats on how great the red light cameras are before we bought into them?
And tons of cities are tearing them out. But not Rochester. We need the protection they offer.
Grady Stiles

United States

#11 Mar 24, 2013
morality wrote:
Maybe data keeping is now Officer Anthony DiPonzio's job??
No. They're busy training him to toss the first pitch at the Red Wings season opener.
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#12 Mar 24, 2013
Grady Stiles wrote:
<quoted text>No. They're busy training him to toss the first pitch at the Red Wings season opener.
Did they take his gun away? Or at least make him carry the bullets in his pocket.
Grady Stiles

United States

#14 Mar 24, 2013
BillyBob wrote:
<quoted text>
Did they take his gun away? Or at least make him carry the bullets in his pocket.
No, they're only trying to do that to the rest of us.

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