Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
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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

Pills Seized:2,722

Heroine Seized:  44 Grams

Cocaine Seized:  15 Grams

Cash Seized:  $ 55,577

Cars Seized:  8

Investigations Unit:

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.