The Sheriff’s Office has completed its 2017 yearend report. There have been some significant decreases in the number of incidents answered throughout the county. This information only relates to calls and incidents answered by the Sheriff’s Office.
Gruetli-Laager had 43 fewer incidents, Altamont had 30 fewer, Pelham had 21 fewer, and Tarlton Valley had three fewer. Tracy City had 24 more incidents than last year, and Palmer had 18. Beersheba Springs and Monteagle were unchanged.
These combined resulted in a 4 percent decrease in the number of calls with a reportable incident.
Inmates compiled 48,878.5 hours of labor resulting in a savings of $361,619.12 to county taxpayers. Inmate litter crews accumulated 662.6 miles and collected 6,229 bags of litter on county roadways. This is 200 more miles and 1,505 bags than the previous year.
There were 318 inmates booked through the jail in 2017 (451 females and 867 males). That is 83 more than in 2016 and represents a 6 percent increase.
Finally, the Sheriff’s Office generated approximately $445,000 from housing state inmates, which exceeds the annual payment on the new detention center by over $100,000.