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PAULDING – Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers has released his office’s statistics for the year 2018.

The sheriff said deputies responded to 4,962 service requests last year, compared to 5,780 service requests during 2017.

Officers served 655 court papers and drove 220,195 road patrol miles

They made 6,611 residential and business checks, up from 4,890 the previous year.

Officers made 863 traffic stops, down from 1,096 in 2017; investigated 280 vehicular accidents (285 in 2017) and wrote 291 traffic and crash citations, down slightly from the previous year.

Felony arrests totaled 139, an increase from 110 during 2017, and 127 misdemeanor arrests were made for the second year in a row.

The K-9 units were deployed 42 times, almost the same as the year before.

Jail staff booked a total of 1,077 prisoners during 2018. The jail was not open for a full 12 months the previous year so there is no number for comparison.

Of the inmates booked in 2018, 782 were male and 295 were female.

The jail held an average of 35.5 inmates daily; an average of 26.8 males per day and 8.7 females per day.

The average stay per inmate was 11.9 days.

The number of meals served in the jail totaled 34,343.

The dog warden, who is part of the sheriff’s office, received 351 service during the year, down from 621 calls during 2017.

The office handled 150 dogs, compared to 239 dogs in the prior 12 months. A total of 31 were rescued (down from 57); 26 were adopted out (up from 11) and 80 were reclaimed (down from 142).

The county’s DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program deputy spent 173 hours in the county’s school classrooms during the year and provided 2,034 of interaction and counseling hours. A total of 452 students graduated from the DARE program. The DARE deputy also held or attended 10 special events.

The courthouse security division checked a total of 39,477 people through security during the year. Officers held 822 items as weapons or contraband.

In addition, the division monitored 54 sex offenders in the county.

The security division processed 293 concealed carry handgun applications, a slight increase over the 260 processed during 2017. Officers also fingerprinted 196 people for FBI and BCI checks.

They transported 783 inmates a total of 29,850 miles.

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After publication, Sheriff Landers provided some additional statistics:

The Paulding County Jail also housed a number of prisoners for other counties. Defiance County had 40 billable days for a total of $2,268; Fulton County, 200 days for $10,899; Pike County, 98 days for $5,390; Hancock County, 55 days for $3,553.89. This totaled 393 days for $22,110.89. Sheriff Landers said some of these revenue figures includes medical cost reimbursement.

Emergency 9-1-1 handled 5,816 calls, nearly the same number as the the previous year.