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SHPD seeks to address rising numbers of dog calls


December 20, 2016

Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn told the city Public Safety Committee last week that he is hoping to work with Linn County Sheriff’s Office to address a rising number of dog-related calls.

The number of calls in which officers deal with dogs and dog-related problems are increasing, he told the committee during a meeting held Dec. 13.

“You can see our calls going up,” Lynn said. “I believe the dogs have always been running loose, but the more we actively engage (it), it’s just kind of created its own perpetual motion, and more and more are calling.”

In 2013, Linn County She...

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