The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department had a successful and busy year in 2013.
Sheriff Michael Gayer revealed that deputies responded to 361 total crashes; 45 of which were personal injury accidents, 204 involved deer and three accidents resulted in a fatality.
There were 5,348 calls for service which breaks down to a call every 1.6 hours of the day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 37 battery cases were investigated, 33 burglary incidents were investigated, 114 thefts occurred and 70 drug investigations were conducted.
1,268 people were booked into the Pulaski County Jail and the average inmate population in 2013 was 81.
The jail took in $144,944 from revenue generated from housing Starke County and
D.O.C. inmates. $51,201.02 was collected from work release inmates and $77,014.79 was collected in commissary money. 12 educational courses were offered at the jail to improve quality of life.
Sheriff Gayer stated that he is often criticized and misunderstood for some of his actions, but he promised to not back down on his “oath or commitment to provide a highly trained, equipped, and professional law enforcement agency to be able to respond to any situation.”