2021 Yearly Statistics for DCSO
From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - It is once again that time of year where we share our yearly statistics for 2021. We know this past year was taxing for everyone and our office was no different. With all the sickness throughout our office and the devastating loss of three of our own, our numbers reflect a little less than the year before.
We feel that showing a break down of all calls answered, arrests made, warrants served and other information helps keep everyone in the loop. It allows us to see our strengths and weaknesses, and to make improvements where needed.
Total Miles Driven: 589,236
Number of Calls Answered: 5,258
Number of Reports Taken: 2,054
Civil Papers Served: 1,987
Civil Papers Attempted to Serve: 2,054
Subpoenas Served: 1,745
Subpoenas Attempted to Serve: 387
Warrants Served: 1,023
Warrants Attempted to Serve: 198
Warrantless Arrest: 1,041
Total Arrest: 2,064
Number of Assist: 3,004
Number of Search Warrants/Consent: 296
Out of Town Trips: 201
911 Hang Up Calls Answered: 437
Alarm Calls Answered: 389
Cases Closed: 1,053
Sex Offender Checks: 315
Narcotics and Interdiction Unit:
Drug Cases: 579
Methamphetamine Seized: 4,364 grams
Marijuana Seized: 10,663 Grams
Spice Seized: 4,537 Grams
Heroine Seized: 44 Grams
Cocaine Seized: 15 Grams
Cash Seized: $ 55,577
Cars Seized: 8
Number of Cases Assigned: 739
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I am proud of all the hard work our men and women put in every day. We work tirelessly 24/7 for the citizens of DeKalb County, striving to make our community a safer place to raise our families. Even with all the tragic events that have taken place this year, I feel the numbers are a phenomenal display of the dedication that our Family (DCSO) displayed, protecting yours."
"We make every effort to stay open and honest with the citizens of this county and work every day to make this day better than the day before."
"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.