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Police Department expands force

BY DIANA BALDWIN Modified: August 10, 2010 at 8:19 am •  Published: June 2, 2010

/> In 2009, there were 95 reports of violent crimes, which include homicides, rape, robbery and felonious assaults. The year before, 80 reports of these crimes were reported in this city of more than 80,000 people.

Officers answered 30,176 calls of service in 2009 plus 5,499 officer initiated calls and 26,084 traffic stops.

The Edmond Police Department includes criminal investigative, administrative and patrol divisions, with the patrol division being the largest and most visible. There are 84 officers assigned to the patrol division.

Also, within the department are school resource officers working in all the high schools and middle schools, lake officers assigned to Arcadia Lake, motorcycle officers, a dive team, bomb squad, SWAT team and canine units.