March 28 City Council Recap
2022 Rocklin Police Department Annual Report; Housing Element Annual Progress Report; ARPA Update
2022 Rocklin Police Department Annual Report
The 2022 Rocklin Police Department annual report was presented by Police Chief Banks to Council. In this annual report, Chief Banks discussed the exemplary customer service shown by Police Department staff and downward trending crime statistics. Overall, the 2022 calendar year saw a decrease in crime by 6% from the previous year. Chief Banks shared that in 2022 violent crime decreased by 17% and property crime decreased 5%. Staff members from the Rocklin Police Department Dispatch unit answered more than 81,700 calls in 2022. Additionally, Patrol units responded to 50,834 total calls.
In early 2022, the Rocklin Police Department transitioned to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBERS), which expands and improves overall quality of crime data. In 2022, the Rocklin Police Department was awarded grants funds through the California Department of Justice for additional youth education programs. Grant funds were used to pay for City decoy operations, outreach and education on the dangers of vaping and tobacco use, and more. The Rocklin Police Department has 60 volunteers who performed 6,165 hours of service. Volunteers were instrumental in implementing Project Lifesaver, which is a new tool to aid in locating at-risk missing persons with cognitive disorders.
View the full 2022 Rocklin Police Department annual report here.
Housing Element Annual Progress Report
Each year the State requires the City of Rocklin to submit an annual Housing Element Progress Report to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the State Office of Planning and Research (OPR) Report. The 2022 Housing Element Annual Progress Report identifies how the City is meeting its share of the regional housing needs, as identified in the City’s 2021-2029 Housing Element. View the on the City’s website here.
Council received an update from staff on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded programs and Restore Rocklin Program. The City of Rocklin has received over $7 million dollars in ARPA funding. Per the direction of the Council, funding was allocated into three categories; Community Support, Internal Support, and Revenue Loss. To date, over 40% of ARPA funding has been allocated to Community Support programs such as the Growth Factory, Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resources Center, Sierra College Foundation, Rocklin Unified School District, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, Child Advocates of Placer County, and Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. Many of these programs provide support for youth, mental health, small businesses, and more. With ARPA funding, these community support programs continue to have a positive impact on the Rocklin community.
Additionally, staff provided an update on the Restore Rocklin Program, which utilized a portion of ARPA funded dollars to establish a grant program for small businesses and nonprofits. The Restore Rocklin Program partnered with the Sierra Business Council and the Placer Community Foundation, who aided in reviewing and approving applications. Restore Rocklin provided grant funding for three programs; small business and hotels, restaurant, and nonprofit. Restore Rocklin received extensive support and Program was over-subscribed. You can find more information about the City’s ARPA programs here: https://www.rocklin.ca.us/arpa