BARRON COUNTY -- Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has released the annual report for the Sheriff's Office. Below you will find the intro to the report as well as the report itself.
“2022 was a steady year with no major cases Drugs continue to take up our time with fentanyl deaths across the county. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) tips continue to come in, which leads to lots more paperwork/subpoenas for our detective division. Jail population stays steady with out of county revenue topping almost $600,000. Traffic fatalities were nonexistent until the end of September and we ended with seven total for the year. Dispatch continues to answer the call with again a steady number from 2021 to 2022.
“What I see for 2023 is more complex calls. The calls we are taking require more time, more expectations on our deputies and more involvement from outside agencies. With mental health at the for front of most of these calls, the addition of a social worker in the department will help. With ICAC increasing with more people working from home, we will see more complex and time consuming cases. But in 2023, we will again hit it out of the park and continue to be the best department around.”
2022 Annual Report
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