Chief Mask's Monthly Comments - March 2005

DUI arrests dropped dramatically in March. There were ten DUI arrests in February, as opposed to only three in March. There were no burglaries reported in March however we believe that there was an attempted forced entry in the 1700 block of Kingsbury. Entry was not accomplished and therefore nothing was reported to be missing. There were pry marks on the front door. There has been a significant increase in burglaries reported in the Village as well as Oklahoma City that may be connected. We have had at least two other suspected attempts recently.


There were four non-injury accidents and two accidents reported with injuries. Officers wrote 220 citations in March, which is an average of eighteen (18) citations per officer. Traffic control and public safety continue to be priorities in Nichols Hills and we are increasing the number of S.T.O.P. Programs being conducted. As you will remember, S.T.O.P is the abbreviation for special traffic operation program. We assign officers to specific areas in Nichols Hills based on specific citizen complaints or reported problem areas. We encourage our residents and merchants to report traffic problems or perceived traffic problems so that dangerous situations can be prevented. Our goal is preventative traffic enforcement.


Officer Odom conducted a Triad/Salt Senior Citizens program in March and the program continues to grow. There were seniors from Nichols Hills as well as the surrounding area present. The topic of discussion was crime prevention and how to “not” be a victim. The meeting in April will be held at All Souls Episcopal Church.


We are currently in the process of hiring a part time dispatcher and hope to have the position filled by mid-April.




Richard Mask,

Chief of Police


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