CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Frankfort police have provided 11,604 police services in 2019. That's a decrease of 572 from 2018.
"All credit goes to the officers out there who are doing all the work and the cooperation with the community,” said Chief Troy Bacon.
According to the department, there was a nine percent decrease overall in reported crimes in the city when compared to 2018. Chief Bacon said they've used the same methods.
"Really it's just been a carry on of what we've been doing for the last 4 to 8 years,” said Bacon. “Just being very aggressive and going after."
He goes on to say that there was a 13% decrease in burglary and an 18% decrease in larceny-theft. Although there's still more work to do.
"I still think there's more work to do,” said Bacon. “Especially with drugs."
In 2019 there were 207 people arrested for drug-related offenses and 79 arrests for DUI's.
"We didn't see any increases in the arrest this year but we know it's pretty prevalent in our community,” said Bacon. “That's something that I think we really need to focus on."
Bacon said the department doesn't do this for anything more than to create a safer place for the people of Frankfort.
"We won’t get more grants or any money,” said Bacon. “But it's a sense of pride in what we've been able to do to help the community."
The department also conducted more than 4,000 traffic stops and issued more than 800 traffic and city ordinance warnings.