La Porte County Sheriff John T. Boyd announced the release of the 2017 Annual Report. The amount of calls for service in 2017 rose 17%. Offenses investigated rose 10%. Also in 2017, the Sheriff’s Office became certified in the National-Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) which provides different requirements as to how offenses are classified. With this, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office became the first Sheriff’s Office in Indiana to receive the NIBRS certification. In 2017, a total of 4,256 subjects were arrested by Deputies of the Sheriff’s Office, a 5% increase. A 40% increase in traffic citations occured in 2017. For the first time in history, the Sheriff’s Office computed the total number of warnings issued during a calendar year. A total of 7,786 traffic warnings were issued to motorists by Sheriff’s Office Deputies. A total of 1,414 traffic crashes were investigated in 2017 which equates to a 3% increase. Of those, 337 personal injury crashes were investigated in 2017. Fourteen fatality crashes were investigated in 2017 by the Deputies of the Sheriff’s Office which is the same number of fatality crashes as 2016. However, a total of nineteen people were tragically killed in those fourteen fatality crashes on La Porte County roadways. The La Porte County Jail booked in 4,627 subjects, a 5% percent increase. A total of 3,466 criminal arrest warrants were issued in 2017, a 70% percent increase. To remain transparent with the citizens of La Porte County, the entire annual report, along with the Jail Division annual report will be published on the agency’s website: www.laportecountysheriff.com.
April 8th, 2018|Local News|