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  • Writer's pictureCharlene Sims, Journal staff

Sheriff reports open burning boosts number of calls received

MOUND CITY – Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend met with the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, April 17, and updated them on events at the justice center and gave the service numbers for the past week.

Friend said that Kansas County Association, Multiline Pool (KCAMP), Linn County’s risk management provider, put on the training and served lunch for five agencies at the sheriff’s office the past week.

He told the commissioners that the classes provided by KCAMP were on policy, training, supervision, legal updates, use of force, jail operations, vehicle pursuits, harassment and discrimination. Various instructors taught the courses.

During his report, Friend told the commissioners that calls for service were up about 100 more than the week before. He said that even though there was a fire ban the past weekend, he attribute the rise in calls to burning because there were multiple fires the past week.

Friend also pointed out that the number of civil service papers served was up nearly four times from the week before, and that shows that the courts are getting pretty busy.

The service numbers for the past week were:

• Total prisoners at the Justice Center the past week were 54. Fifteen prisoners were released the past week.

• No prisoners were sent to other facilities.

• Thirty-one prisoners were from other facilities.

• Total 911 calls were 115.

• There were 4,318 jail contacts.

• Total calls for service were 715.

• Total civil service papers served were 45.

• There were four vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection.

• Eight new cases (criminal, child in need of care, etc.) were opened.

• Nine cases was closed.

• There were six vehicle crashes worked by the sheriff’s office.

• There were 145 school resource officer (SRO) activities.

• Bailiff contacts were 206, resulting in 18 calls for service.

• Received 13 reports of livestock out.

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