BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Police Department has presented a summary of 2016 for the department. The report presents data on calls, arrests and more. There’s also a section recognizing the departments efforts at community outreach. The Boone Police Department began the year with William Skare as the Chief. At the end of the year, John Wiebold was serving as Police Chief while Skare was serving as the Boone City Administrator. The following is the press release from the Boone Police Department:
As the Boone Police Department closes out the year, we wanted to pass along some of our 2016 accomplishments. This year Boone PD received 10,662 calls for service. The calls included criminal complaints, civil complaints, traffic related complaints, and other calls such as medical assists, motorist assists, and assisting other agencies. There were a total of 577 arrests and 131 additional arrest warrants that were served. 82 of the arrests were for assault related offenses, 40 were burglary/theft related, 27 were vandalism related, 130 were drug related and 111 were alcohol related. Officers responded to 175 traffic accidents and 1,362 traffic citations were issued along with 1,761 warnings. Officers also responded to 190 animal related complaints, 496 motorist assists which includes car unlocks, 213 emergency medical assists, and 61 assists to the Boone Fire Department.
The Boone Police Department has also continued its community outreach efforts. These efforts included the Citizen Police Academy which was attended by 26 citizens, Self Awareness training attended by 9 female DMACC athletes, Fraud Awareness training attended by 20 citizens, a Women’s Firearm Safety class which was attended by 8 citizens, and of course Shop With A Cop. Our Bicycle Safety Program was also a success as 208 Safety Citations were handed out this year and over 100 bicycle helmets as well. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the Bicycle Safety Program which was made possible through the Boone Dairy Queen. Boone Police Officers have also been the guest speaker for several of our local community service organizations and have instructed babysitting classes, participated in Family Reading Night, Career Fair at the High School, Teen Maze, various “fun runs,” various National Guard Events, and has given numerous tours of the police department. Included in our Community Outreach efforts would be the assistance given by the Boone Police Department for special events such as the Boone County Fair and parade, the Farm Progress Show, Pufferbilly Days and parade, and the IMCA Super Nationals. The Boone Police Department is also excited about its new Facebook page as we continue our community outreach efforts.
The Boone Community also displayed a large amount of support for the Boone Police Department due to all the tragic events surrounding law enforcement across the country. The large number of cards, flowers, and treats that were brought into the police department was overwhelming. The “Back The Blue” event, sponsored by one of our local citizens, Don Batt, was very humbling and the support that has been shown to the Boone Police Department is greatly appreciated.
The Boone Police Department wants to express its thanks to the citizens of Boone for the support they have shown us through the years. We look forward to our continued community partnership in continuing to make Boone, which is already a great place to live, even better.
(contributed article, BPD)