The Barron County Sheriff's Department has released their 2019 annual report. Below the intro to the report followed by the full report.
2019 was a very busy year for us again. Jayme Closs’s escape was the obvious highlight of the year for our department, her family, the community and the world. Her strength and her will to never give up will live on forever in all of us. We continued working on this case for the first 6 months of the year with the conviction and sentencing of Jake Patterson in late May.
Over the summer our department assisted with two murder investigations in Almena and Cameron and then we had the wind storm in July.
We also continue to stay very busy on the drug issue.
Overall it appears that crime went down or at least stayed the same. While again we saw an increase in Domestic Abuse, we will continue to work with Embrace to serve these victims and work towards reducing these numbers.
From a jail and dispatch standpoint we saw decreases in booking and calls. We continue to house inmates for area counties around us and continue to work on ways to improve our services and equipment to make sure we serve the citizens and make sure everyone goes home safe.
Read the Full 2019 Annual Report report by clicking HERE (PDF) - or view below if your device supports our in-page viewer (in-page viewer currently not supported on most Android devices and some browsers).