Incidents Down In 2017 For Johnson County Sheriff

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek
Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek, in his end-of-the-year report to the county commissioners, said that overall, incidents were slightly down in 2017, but the office was still fairly busy.

He reported that there were nearly 5,500 incidents in 2017 that included 32 car crashes and 61 felony cases; they made 203 total arrests, 172 misdemeanor and 31 felony arrests; and issued 665 citations, including 560 traffic and 89 criminal citations.

Kozisek highlighted one focus of the department's investigative team and how they are hoping to modernize their equipment.

The department also served 987 criminal and civil processes in 2017; and issued 61 concealed weapons permits, 37 new and 24 renewals, down from 141 in 2016.

There were 13 Search and Rescue missions during the year, which is an average number for any year.

In the dentention center, the average daily inmate population was 17 with a high of 27 and a low of 11; and they had 318 bookings during the year.

The department generated roughly $114,000 in revenue for the county in 2017.

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