DataStat Newton



Outcome #2 – Unparalled Public Safety
Unparalleled public safety for the citizens of Newton through the delivery of the highest level of police, fire, inspectional, public health and emergency medical services to the community, ensuring the public's safety and security through prepared responses to emergencies and disasters of all kinds including incidents involving hazardous materials, water rescue, and all emergencies requiring trained rescue personnel and equipment.

Strategy for Achievement

Unparalleled public safety requires a holistic approach that incorporates both proactive and reactive measures to ensure a community not only responds quickly to emergencies but prevents them in the first place. That is why the City has made strategic investments in both personnel and initiatives within the Police, Fire, Health, and Inspectional Services departments.

Strategies for achievement in this area include: expanding police presence by increasing the number of sworn officers; investing in equipment such as new cruisers and radios; expanding training and professional development opportunities for police and fire personnel; finalizing and subsequently implementing a new traffic signalization plan; upgrading the Emergency Operations Center; investing/integrating inspection and permitting software; and providing health and wellness services to all citizens, reducing the potential for epidemics and pandemics.

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April 2017 Data
DPW: Transportation
Metric Goal Result Trend
# of specialty street light outages reported   0    
# of street light outages repaired within 7 business days 100% 0%   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
# of existing/new  crossswalks painted 42 0   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Fire Department
Metric Goal Result Trend
Average response time to medical calls: Station 1 0:04:00 3:49:00   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Average response time to medical calls: Station 2 0:04:00 3:55:00   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Average response time to medical calls: Station 3 0:04:00 4:21:00   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Average response time to medical calls: Station 4 0:04:00 3:46:00   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Average response time to medical calls: Station 7 0:04:00 4:00:00   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Average response time to medical calls: Station 10 0:04:00 0:04:19   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Average response time to fire calls: Station 1 0:04:00 0:03:50    GOAL ATTAINED
Average response time to fire calls: Station 2 0:04:00 0:03:55    GOAL ATTAINED
Average response time to fire calls: Station 3 0:04:00 0:03:51    GOAL ATTAINED
Average response time to fire calls: Station 4 0:04:00 0:03:40    GOAL ATTAINED
Average response time to fire calls: Station 7 0:04:00 0:03:59    GOAL ATTAINED
Average response time to fire calls: Station 10 0:04:00 4:04:00   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Number of calls for overdose   5    
Number of calls for cardiac   27    
Number of calls for falls   81    
Health & Human Services
Metric Goal Result Trend
TDAP vaccinations for adults who care for an infant (less than 12 months of age) 4 0    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
# of restaurant inspections completed 35 2   NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
# of individuals trained through QPR.  Program 500 between March 2015-July 2016 31 0    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Inspectional Services
Metric Goal Result Trend
Progress of annual safety inspections of city buildings, restaurants, nursing homes, daycares, etc. (49 monthly) 49 26    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
# of Illegal apartment complaints   1    
# of illegal apartment complaints resolved within 30 days   100%    GOAL ATTAINED
Police
(Goals based upon achieving reductions from historical averages)
Metric Goal Result Trend
# of reported car breaks  31 8    GOAL ATTAINED
# of reported residential breaking and enterings  13 9    GOAL ATTAINED
# of reported commercial breaking and enterings  2 2    GOAL ATTAINED
# of auto-ped accidents 4 4    GOAL ATTAINED
# of auto-bike accidents  3 2    GOAL ATTAINED
# of mental health responses   20    
# of domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls   21    
# of juvenile prosecutions 5 8    NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Parks and Recreation
Metric Goal Result Trend
# of dog bites at off-leash sites 0 0    GOAL ATTAINED

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