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Police call volume exceeds last year’s pace, but not record-setting


August 8, 2017

Halfway through the year, Sweet Home Police Department is running just a little ahead of last year’s call volume.

As of June 30, Sweet Home police officers handled 4,789 calls, up 3.84 percent from 4,605 on the same date last year. The total number of calls received by dispatchers increased to 8,538, up .26 percent from 8,516.

SHPD reached its highest call volume in 2015. The call volume decreased from 10,161 in 2015 to 9,648 in 2016, a difference of about 10 calls per week.

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