Sheriff's Office in Laurel County, Kentucky Releases 2020 Total Activity Report

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LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, deputies, detectives and staff had a busy, active year in 2020.

Laurel Co Sheriff seal 175This total reflects the effectiveness of increased deputies on patrol and good law enforcement resulting in a significant decrease in crime throughout Laurel County.

Attached is a listing of the more significant calls for service.

Please note our effectiveness on our “War on Drugs” with our high number of drug arrests for 2020

                 2020 Most Significant Activity for the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office

  • 835 drug arrests (Meth, Heroin, and pills) with 2,746 charges and 67 outstanding warrants
  • Disturbance complaints- including (prowlers, noise, shooting guns, refusal to leave, disputes, and harassment - 1445
  • Traffic complaints-including (Dui, road rage, reckless driving) - 1279
  • School Safety Walk Throughs - 250
  • Traffic crashes investigated - 1802  
  • Death Investigations - 26
  • Murder - 6
  • Speak to deputy - 897
  • Violent crimes (including Robbery, Rape, Kidnapping) - 62
  • Suicidal subjects, mentally ill, out of control - 414
  • Domestic violence complaints –(Including assaults )- 725
  • Drug complaints - 184
  • Extra patrol requests - 443
  • ATL (Attempt to Locate) - 762
  • Checking on the well-being of persons –(Welfare check) - 749
  • Suspicious persons – 567
  • Missing persons including juvenile runaways - 226
  • Alarms –2195
  • Escorts (including funeral escorts) - 267
  • Burglary and thefts - 901
  • Vandalism -131
  • Assisting social services with referrals -185
  • Prisoner transports/mental instability transports - 157
  • Serving warrants/summons/civil process - 1021
  • Motorists Assists - 428
  • Safety education programs for the public including churches, and schools - 151

Total calls for Service for the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office for 2020 ------------ 20,877

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Sheriff John Root (left) stated that Laurel County citizens can expect the same level of professional and courteous service on a daily basis this upcoming year and always from the Laurel County Sheriff's office.

There will be a continued emphasis on the removal of intoxicated drivers from Laurel county roadways and drug investigations & the "War on Drugs" will continue.

Thanks for allowing us to serve you!

Sheriff John Root


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