The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department reported a busy 2012 year, as the year-end statistics for the county were released this weekend. Dispatchers for the county handled 6,804 calls for service, including those for fire, EMS, and police, while deputies were called to an average of 15.8 calls per day for a total of 5,791 calls for the year.
Deputies arrested 65 impaired drivers, conducted 36 drug investigations, 130 theft investigations, and 32 burglary investigations. The Sheriff’s Department also investigated 10 child molestation cases and five shoplifting cases.
Deputies responded to 384 vehicle crashes, including 203 which involved deer, 35 personal injury crashes, and one reported fatality.
A total of 840 people were booked into jail with 556 inmate appearances in court.
Profit in commissary totaled $60,560, while profit from the work release program came to $45,843. A total of $155,650 was collected from housing inmates from the Department of Corrections and Starke County.
In 2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department also unveiled their new Jailtracker software system, bar-coded wristbands with inmate pictures to expedite tracking in and out of the facility, as well as to streamline medication tracking.
The department also introduced two new educational classes: “Thinking for a Change,” and a “Transitional Out of Jail” class.