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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Stays Busy Keeping the Community Safe

LAWRENCE COUNTY - JUNE 28, 2023 - Lawrence County Sheriff Greg Day reports his department is staying busy keeping the community safe and actively fighting crime in Lawrence County.


Community events are keeping the department and its four reserve officers busy. The department has been supporting community events which include the BedRock Biker Rally, Judah Festival, Springville 5K, Limestone Heritage Festival, and the Lawrence County 4-H Fair.


Photo: Several police officers respond to a officer needing assistance in Mitchell recently


During the Lawrence County Council meeting Tuesday night, Day gave the 2nd Quarter activity report for his department.


The department has responded to 2,492 calls for service which included the following:


  • Issued 548 traffic warnings

  • Issued 103 traffic tickets

  • 26 arrests from traffic stops

  • 130 arrests

  • 711 civil notifications

  • 123 case reports

  • Attempted 165 warrant services

  • 115 traffic accidents investigated


The jail counts continue to climb in Lawrence County with recent changes to Indiana Department of Corrections policy changes, and warrants issued for Probation Violations and Failure to appear in court warrants.


Total Inmate Counts:


MALE - 109

FEMALE - 31

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - 11

PAROLE HOLDS - 4

LEVEL 6 - 16


The sheriff gave the county council updates on the security changes at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza and approved his request for $24,435 to finish the project.


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