When is the Sioux Falls Police Department going to share the crime stat data with the public?

Apparently they only share that info with Stormland TV;

We’re digging into the report and what it means for you, coming up Monday night on KELOLAND News.

While Mayor Poops and Chief Thumbs did have a press conference about it this morning at City Hall, there has been NO data released on the city website. There is also NO YouTube videos of the presser, only on FB. I guess the City Council hasn’t had a formal presentation also. So is this how citizens need to get critical data about their city? Waiting for the news crew to dig into it or having to log on to FB? That data should have been available before the presser on the city website. The meeting also should have been a presented at a city council informational live on CityLink so it could be rewatched. But hey, they see it a different way;

The purpose of the meeting is to focus on transparency with the community. The Sioux Falls Police Department is one of just a few agencies across the county that still organizes daily police briefings.

Transparency? LOL. So where can I find a link to this report? This is obviously a political campaign stunt by a cruise control incumbent.



7 comments ↓

#1 Mike Lee Zitterich on 11.30.21 at 2:03 am

They do, every year, you can obtain the statistics as part of the Annual Financial Report (CAFR). And I am assuming if you request a FOI you can always obtain the data any day of the week.

#2 l3wis on 11.30.21 at 6:40 am

And you can provide a link to yesterday’s PPT presentation that the chief gave? Waiting . . .

#3 D@ily Spin on 11.30.21 at 9:58 am

The media reports what they’re supplied. It’s all they can do. There’s not enough circulation and advertising for investigative reporting. They could soon be renting news teams or reporting from blogs. City crime is mostly from illegal drug use. There’s break ins and petty crime. Now there’s also gang wars and drive by shooting. It’s not LA but it’s prominent. Police reports are political. Politicians don’t tell the truth when a lie sounds better.

#4 l3wis on 11.30.21 at 10:45 am

Still nothing on city website but you can go to Pigeon605 and see the data. That makes sense! Lol

#5 Pigeons r us on 11.30.21 at 5:26 pm

Notice how the pigeon count has decreased with the expansion of the vulture increase?

#6 The Guy From Guernsey on 12.01.21 at 8:47 am

Pigeon = the friendliest media outlet. Anywhere.
#askkelby
#asktdenny

#7 The Guy From Guernsey on 12.01.21 at 8:50 am

… unless, of course, you have a food truck.
Then Sioux Falls Business Journal / Argus Leader Media giving solid competition to the Pigeon as ‘friendliest media outlet’.