The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Workplace is reflecting on its response to main crimes during the last yr.
Casey Roebuck with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Workplace stated issues are trying up since many pandemic restrictions have been lifted. She stated they’ll now serve the group free from that concern and stated that makes a distinction in each day crime.
“We have been in a position to join with youngsters in colleges with individuals at group occasions in a means that final yr we actually simply weren’t in a position to do this. So, to see this come full circle and life begin to really feel considerably like regular for our regulation enforcement and the best way that they work together with the group has been completely unbelievable,” stated Roebuck.
Tulsa County residents should not need coal of their stockings this Christmas.
“They’re additionally behaving a little bit higher than the yr they have been earlier than,” stated Roebuck.
TCSO responded to fewer main crimes in 2021 in comparison with final yr.
“It’s actually good to see these stats coming down. It lets us know that we’re heading in the right direction when it comes to the best way we work together with the group. The enforcement that we do. We’re doing one thing proper right here,” stated Roebuck.
Up to now this yr, the company has responded to 258 burglaries which is a big drop from 359 in 2020.
Reviews present the sheriff’s workplace investigated 432 larcenies final yr however responded to simply 375 this yr. Roebuck attributes this to being seen in areas the place these kinds of crimes typically occur.
Home violence instances for Tulsa County decreased from 309 to 253. Roebuck believes this may very well be influenced by the loosening of covid restrictions
“As you recall in 2020, that is when covid was in full impact. Individuals have been of their properties with their households on a regular basis. We did anticipate to see these calls go up and so they did,” stated Roebuck. “However now in 2021, when a whole lot of these restrictions are lifting, individuals are going again to work, they don’t seem to be confined of their properties with their households nonstop, naturally we did see these numbers go down a little bit bit.”
What’s alarming to Roebuck is murder numbers. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Workplace sometimes averages 3 to five murder investigations a yr. Final yr, deputies did not reply to any, however to date, in 2021 they responded to eight.
Ought to the general public be involved? Roebuck stated not essentially.
“These are form of all over. The whole lot from household disputes to drug exercise, to simply fights. After which we now have a few weird unsolved instances,” stated Roebuck.
Roebuck stated in 2022 the company hopes to give attention to group policing.
“The members of the group are our eyes and ears in these neighborhoods. Once they belief us to convey us info and to speak to us, to report crimes once they occur, even small ones, that is how we make a distinction in these statistics,” stated Roebuck.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Workplace stated it should have sufficient individuals to perform its group policing objectives and desires to focus much more on recruitment efforts.
Roebuck stated there are many alternatives to serve that do not embrace carrying a gun and badge.