In 2017, police officers in Spearfish worked on 9,039 cases, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The total number of cases is down slightly from 9,215 cases in 2016. Of those cases, the most frequent case type was traffic stops at 1,390. There were 423 welfare checks, 396 instances of community policing and 351 occurences of accidents.
Property loss and theft comprised 176 and 157 respective cases. The police department also assisted the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office with 152 total cases. Spearfish Police Department Chief noted that the case load and distribution was consistent with previous years.
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