Earlier this fall, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Uniform Crime Reporting program announced that seven Colorado law enforcement agencies across the entire state had no reporting errors for the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Three of those agencies are in Delta County -- Delta Police Department, Delta County Sheriff's Office and Hotchkiss Marshal's Office.
NIBRS is a reporting system used by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. for collecting and reporting data on crimes.
DPD Chief Luke Fedler credited Sindy Bruton, records administrator, with checking, approving and reporting crime data for the Delta Police Department. He presented a plaque to Bruton, a 12-year veteran of the police department, at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Delta City Council.
A similar presentation was made in Hotchkiss on Nov. 9, with Mayor Wendell Koontz presenting Marshal Dan Miller with a plaque for error-free reporting from July 2016 through July 2017.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.