The Effingham County Public Safety Committee met for their quarterly meeting on Thursday and heard a report form Sheriff Dave Mahon on crime statistics in the county. Both warnings issued and calls for assistance have risen during the quarter as compared to the first. There were 62 additional warnings issued totaling 548 and 263 additional calls, totaling 2,865. Sheriff Mahon said during the meeting that those spikes in numbers were normal for the second quarter.
- Citations: 350
- Warnings: 548
- Calls: 2,865
- Legal Papers Served: 637
- Inmates Processed: 501
- Average Inmate Population: 38
The Committee also heard a report from Pam Jacobs of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency. The Committee discussed the use of emergency power generators for non-emergency needs, such as the EffingHam-Jam this weekend and the Effingham County Fair. According to Jacobs, the generators need to be periodically used to “exercise” them. The committee also discussed the possibility of creating more formal guidelines on what types of responsibilities county volunteers would have in the case of an emergency.
Effingham County Coroner Duane Guffey reported on training updates, as well as a program where local law enforcement provide their data on cases to be analyzed by the state. The data is used to find targeted resources to assist a community.