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Frankfort Police report fewer arrests so far

Times staff

The Frankfort Police Department released its mid-year statistics for arrests and other responses on Wednesday, with the stats showing a decrease in arrests and need for police responses in the city so far in 2019 compared to 2018.

“The slight decrease in calls for service are attributed to hard work and strong effort by all divisions in the department to thwart crime by conducting focused patrols, thorough criminal and drug investigations, code enforcement and cooperation from the community over the past few years," Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon said in a press release. "The strong collaboration between the community and police officers has also yielded a continuing downward trend in crime in the city of Frankfort.”

Mid-year department statistics for 2019 show that officers responded to and provided 5,881 services from January to June, a decrease of 157 from the same period last year. Frankfort Code Enforcement has responded to 814 code enforcement violations, the release notes. 

Adult arrests decreased by 59 in that period compared to the same time in 2018, with drug violations and DUI arrests also down. The FPD reports that numbers indicate a 15 percent decrease in crime when compared with the first half of last year.

“I am extremely proud of the effort put forth by all employees of the police department to make Frankfort a safer place to live and visit and the continued support and cooperation from the community," Bacon said. "Together we are making a difference.”

Frankfort police officers conducted 2,235 traffic stops and issued 356 warning and 410 citations so far this year, according to the release. Code enforcement issued 629 warnings and 238 tickets in that period.