Anna p ol i s P ol ice Depa rt m ent’s
C ri m e Fi g h ti ng S t r a te gy 2 0 0 9
Mayor Ellen Moyer
Chief Michael Pristoop
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter from Mayor Ellen Moyer
Sidebar on Language
Newtowne Safe Zone Results
2007 – 2008 Part One Crime Comparison
2008 – 2009 January – May Crime Comparison
City of Annapolis
Office of the Mayor
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-2517
EOMoyer@annapolis.gov • 410-263-7997 • Fax 410-216-9284 • TDD 410-263-7943 • www.annapolis.gov
After a 6 year low in crime statistics, the illegal drug business in the City of Annapolis
challenged public safety last year.
An increase in neighborhood watch, new recreation programs, after-school
programs, and community center openings were not enough to stop the renewed
tide of violence being experienced in cities across the nation. A combination of illegal
drugs, illegal guns and aggressive attitudes threatened us all.
The Annapolis Police Department, under the guidance of Chief Michael Pristoop,
stepped up enforcement. Under a new agreement with the Housing Authority of the
City of Annapolis (HACA), officers went on patrol in the most challenged areas.
Continuing efforts with Neighborhood Watch encouraged residents to work with the
City to take back their neighborhoods. In addition to stronger enforcement
measures, the City -through its grants programs - continued working with local
organizations and the faith-based community to address the root causes of crime.
The City of Annapolis has always had, and continues to have, an exemplary polic