Vevay police answer nearly 2,000 calls in 2007

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Vevay police chief Brian Morton has announced end of the year statistics for his department in 2007, and it shows that the department responded to nearly 2,000 calls during the past year.

Overall the Vevay Police Department responded to 1,904 calls in 2007. These calls for service included 98 different types of calls – ranging from auto accidents to welfare checks.

Compared to 2006, Chief Morton said that calls for service in 2007 were down nearly 300 calls; and the chief reported that both thefts and neighbor disputes dropped significantly in 2007 – both down over 10-percent.

Intoxicated drivers were also fewer during 2007; as were prowler calls. Warrant services doubled during the year, however.

“The drop in thefts and neighbor disputes comes from an effective, community-oriented policy,” Chief Morton said. “I anticipate a larger drop in 2008.”

Brian Morton also announced that officer Jeff Priest has graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy; where he completed the 640 hour course with the fourth highest academic average of the 113 officers in his class. Officer Priest had an average of 97.8.

Chief Morton said that all members of the community are encouraged to continue to do their part to help curb crime in the community. Anyone who has any information about activities in Vevay should contact the Vevay Police Department at 427-3737.