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Lyon County Sheriff Brad Pope’s Message of the Week: June 2, 2023

Message of the Week 06/02/2023

Intelligence-led policing employs the latest technology to collect and analyze data, providing the Sheriff’s Office with valuable intelligence. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has begun utilizing our data bases to guide decisions on best practices to make our community safer. These data bases have been in place within the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office for several years, but never utilized. One part of that database includes our response times, which I have been sharing. Another part of that database tracks criminal activity, and reported crime within Lyon County.

Response times:

The attached document (Response Times January – May) shows the average response times throughout 2023 and the year-end average from 2022. The response times show the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office becoming more efficient in responding to calls for service, with our response time decreasing significantly, and maintaining a low average. Our Deputies are making a conscious effort to respond in a safe, but quick and professional manner.

Arrest Data:
On the second attached graph (RollCall Groups), it shows the current year to date statistics on arrest data, plus the amount of burglaries year to date. This data is in comparison to the same time and date data of 2022. 2022 is blue, and 2023 is gold.
– Burglaries have decreased by 8 at during the same time reporting from last year.
– Domestic Violence arrests are up by 47
– Drug Offense arrests are up by 36
– DUI arrests are up by 21
– Traffic Offense Arrests / Citations are up by 161

– Warrant Arrests are by 35

Why is this data significant? I have stated on several occasions that our Deputies are working harder than ever before! The Deputies of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office have ramped up their proactive activities and we are seeing the results, not only in the collected data, but in our communities as well.

Congratulations class of 2023:

I want to congratulate the graduating class of 2023! As a graduate you are about to enter a vast world full of opportunity, all you have to do is seize it, nobody will do it for you. Be responsible as you celebrate your accomplishments.


Sheriff Brad Pope