From September 18-25, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 721 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-128, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-60, Traffic Violations-34, Property Damage Crashes-32, Alarms-30, Check Well-Beings-24, Assist Citizen/Motor Assists-23, Domestic Disputes-23, Traffic Hazards-20, Larcenies-17, Shoplifting Complaints-16, Unwanted Subject-11, Car Deer Accidents-10, Civil Complaints-10, Property Damage Hit & Run-9, and Personal Injury Crashes-8.
October is National Crime Prevention Month. Crime Prevention is an area where it takes law enforcement agencies, businesses, neighborhoods, and citizens all working together with a common goal of preventing crimes against ourselves, our family, neighbors, workplaces, etc.
Your vigilance is so important. Daily my office receives calls for service such as Check Well Beings; Suspicious Subjects, Situations, or Vehicles; people driving recklessly on our roadways, etc. Just to give you some idea of the number of calls we have received so far this year in these areas: Check Well Beings – 861, Road Rage – 91, OWI – 54, Suspicious Situation – 903, Suspicious Subject – 361, Suspicious Vehicle 359. These are all great examples of citizens being alert, aware of their surroundings, and caring for the safety of others.
And these are just the calls the Sheriff’s Office has received. The same is also true in your communities and local law enforcement agencies. Your attention to details, things that seem out of the ordinary, and behaviors you observe all contribute to crime prevention.
Thank you for your help in all the ways preventing crime is being accomplished.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich