LONDON, KY (January 3, 2022) - Laurel Sheriff John Root is reporting that: The Laurel County Sheriff's Office, deputies, detectives and staff had a busy, active year in 2021. There was a total of 18, 772 calls for service. This total reflects the effectiveness of your deputies on patrol, consistent law enforcement, cooperation between first responder agencies, and citizen support resulting in a significant decrease in crime throughout Laurel County.
A listing of the more significant calls for service:
- Disturbance complaints including prowlers, noise, shooting guns, refusal to leave, disputes, and harassment—2175
- Traffic complaints including DUI, road rage, reckless driving—1207
- School Safety Walk Throughs—176
- Traffic crashes investigated—1054
- Death Investigations—13
- Speak to deputy—1066
- Violent crimes including Robbery, Rape, Kidnapping—13
- Suicidal subjects: Mentally ill, out of control—358
- Domestic violence complaints including assaults—697
- Drug complaints—165
- Extra patrol requests—391
- ATL (Attempt to Locate)—984
- Checking on the well-being of persons (Welfare check)—812
- Suspicious persons—325
- Missing persons including juvenile runaways—181
- Escorts including funeral escorts—261
- Burglary and thefts—810
- Assisting social services with referrals—148
- Prisoner transports/mental instability transports—280
- Serving warrants/summons/civil process—772
- Motorists Assists—504
- Safety education programs for the public including churches, and schools—86
- Dui arrests—145
- Gunshot victims—21
The total number of calls for Service for the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office for 2021 was 18,772
Sheriff John Root stated that "Laurel County citizens can expect the same level of professional and courteous service on a daily basis from the Laurel County Sheriff's office".
"There will be a continued emphasis on the removal of intoxicated drivers from Laurel county roadways, continuing drug investigations and the "War on Drugs" will continue."
"Thanks for allowing us to serve you!"