Priority 1 calls make up less than 1% of the overall calls for service, however, these are the highest priority calls, one that is an immediate threat to life, a felony-in-progress call, or a call where a weapon is being used. Rapid police response helps ensure public safety and save lives.
In 2020, Puyallup Police Department's average response time to Priority 1 calls was three minutes and fifty-six seconds (00:03:56). This is under the department's target of responding in less than 6 minutes and 78% of the Priority 1 calls met this target last year. Additionally, the visualization also provides a rolling average (May 2020 - May 2021) of response times to Priority 1, 2, 3, and 4 calls with an accompanying legend to explain the priority code used to classify the nature of the service calls received by the police department.
In the absence of data from cities of similar demographics and size, we compared performance to available numbers from the cities of Auburn, Lakewood, and Mountlake Terrace. Puyallup residents enjoy the lowest response time compared to these cities.