Every month, Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White delivers an update on his department during the city council’s workshop meeting.

This month, something special was added.

Along with informing the council about crimes solved, documented crashes and calls for service, the monthly police report will now include an employees of the week highlight.

“This is something new we started in February,” White explained. “We’re recognizing an employee each week for going above and beyond.”

Listed are March’s employees of the week and their services which earned them that title:

• Week of March 5: Detective Matthew Newport was selected for his quick investigative work while apprehending an individual for a workplace violence incident at a private business.

• Week of March 12: TCO Shelby Radford was selected for her diligence and calmness while operating the radio during a stressful pursuit event.

• Week of March 19: Detective Tonya Garza was selected for her investigation into a narcotics case to which illegal narcotics and several stolen firearms were located and seized.

• Week of March 26: Sergeant Sebastian Munoz was selected for his diligence while investigating a commercial burglary. Sergeant Munoz quickly apprehended the suspect, likely preventing more burglaries from occurring due to his efforts.

“My experience with this police chief has been really outstanding and his department is as professional as I would every expect to see in a small city,” council member Herb Phelan said.

“I go way back with our police department and he’s simply the latest in an outstanding bunch. Folks, I’m proud of this police department to be in our city.”

White said that Group A crimes went up by one in comparison to March of last year.

Group A crimes include robbery, shoplifting, homicide/manslaughter, sex crimes, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal mischief and animal cruelty.

Two hundred and fifty six cases were assigned to the criminal investigations division last month, a 13% decrease from last year.

In March, the police department received 5,634 calls, according to White. In March 2020, the communications division received 5,784 calls, equating to a 2% decrease.

There were 85 documented crashes in March, for a total of 218 year to date.

“We have consistent issues on Avenue H/Avenue I,” White revealed. “(U.S.) 59, with the construction, there’s been issues there. And there’s an intersection at 2218 and 59 that tends to have increased traffic crashes.”

The next Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held May 4 at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St.

Email comments to dswint@rosenbergtx.gov.

City council meetings can be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.

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