May 29, 2024

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Sheriff Pope’s Message of the Week: Friday, September 29th, 2023

Message of the Week 09/29/2023

Last Saturday marked the first day of fall. Summer is the busiest season for law enforcement in Lyon County. We continue to be extremely busy, but I want to share statistics from this summer from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

From 06/01/2023 – 09/23/2023 :

  • The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to 12,784 calls for service. This is an increase of 16% during the same time period last year.
  • The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 777 individuals. This is an increase of 30% during the same time period last year.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office typically sees a decline in calls for service near November as the weather changes. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will utilize that time to fill vacant positions in the Special Investigations Unit, Major Crimes Unit and the Patrol Division as we continue our aggressive hiring practice.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has adopted an aggressive on crime, proactive law enforcement mentality. Our aggressive and proactive approach has pushed the amount of burglaries that have occurred in Lyon County down 23%.

Below are our year to date statistics in comparison with 2022’s year to date statistics. In our end of the year report these statistics will be broken down by patrol area, so the community has a better understanding of the Sheriff’s Office activity in their community.

Year to date statistics on comparison with 2022:

Domestic Violence Arrests:
  • 2022: 273
  • 2023: 311
Drug Offense Arrests:
  • 2022: 256
  • 2023: 366
DUI Arrests:
  • 2022: 102
  • 2023: 123
Traffic Offense Arrests:
  • 2022: 382
  • 2023: 618
Warrant Arrests:
  • 2022: 94
  • 2023: 193

In closing:

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has responded to several opioid related overdoses in the past month. The illegal use of opioids is not unique to Lyon County. The entire Country is experiencing increases in overdoses and arrests related to fentanyl and other illegal drugs. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has made efforts to educate the community on the abuse of opioid prescriptions, and will continue such programs. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will start distributing flyers regarding the dangers of opioid abuse at community events throughout the fall.

Respectfully,

Sheriff Brad Pope