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Varnell Police Department releases incident report

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The Varnell Police Department has released new data to make incident reports transparent to the local community. 

This comes after officials say the budget and other calls for service had come into question. The information was posted on the police department's Facebook page. 

The reported activity ranges from January through July of 2017, and also shows data from 2016:

2016 Varnell Activity Report

  • 390 incident reports
  • 109 accident reports 
  • 10 domestic violence reports 
  • 10 juvenile cases
  • 625 traffic warnings
  • 1,527 cases were brought before the Municipal Court; only 13 were speeding citations 
  • more than 2,500 phone calls were made on the Varnell Police Department phone
  • approximately 3,500-4,000 cad (computer-aided dispatch) incidents were logged through Whitfield County 911

Officials say the department was $10,326.31 under budget for the year in 2016.

2017 Varnell Activity Report: Jan. - July 2017 

  • 167 incident reports 
  • 42 accident reports
  • 4 domestic violence reports 
  • 2 juvenile cases
  • 179 traffic warnings 
  • 524 cases were brought before the Municipal Court; only 131 were speeding violations
  • more than 1,257 phone calls were made on the Varnell Police Department phone
  • 1,135 incidents logged on cad from April 1, 2017 - July 17, 2017
  • the reported response time: 3 minutes

Officials say as of July 30, 2017, the department is $12,546.41 under budget. 

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