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Fellow Coeur d’Alene Police Department officers show their support as Officer Charles Hatley is escorted from Kootenai Health on March 2, 2018. Hatley was shot in the line of duty a year ago.

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Tremendous partnership bites into crime rate
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Tremendous partnership bites into crime rate

When I was in the process of being selected for police chief in 2014, I was surprised to learn that Coeur d’Alene had the highest violent crime rate and Part 1 (UCR) crime rate in the state of Idaho. For those of you who are not crime-stat nerds like me, the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is a national standard used to categorize crime and is largely regarded as a key societal indicator of community safety. Part 1 (UCR) crime is comprised of the crimes of homicide, aggravated assault, arson, auto burglary, residential burglary, commercial burglary, rape, robbery, theft and vehicle theft.