Baker County Sheriff's Office touts accomplishments in midterm report

Report highlights increase in patrol officers, detectives, solved cases

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – Baker County Sheriff Scotty Rhoden is touting his accomplishments halfway through his four-year term, citing an increase in solved cases since he took office.

The Sheriff's Office released its midterm report Monday, showing an increase in the number of deputies patrolling the streets.

The statistics show that the percentage of cases solved has risen from 36 percent in 2016 to nearly 63 percent in 2017.

The Sheriff's Office increased the number of detectives to include a four-man narcotics unit and has begun tracking crime stats weekly, instead of monthly.

The department also put a deputy in every school following the Parkland high school massacre last February.

The Sheriff's Office is also meeting with church leaders to help them develop safety plans.

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