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Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: September 29, 2020

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Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 822 calls for service/events.  Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Traffic Stops-153, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-51, Traffic Violations-51, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists-40, Check Well Beings-31, Shoplifting Complaints-31, Property Damage Crashes-26, Alarms-24, Domestic Disputes-17, Traffic Hazards-17, Personal Injury Crashes-16, Civil Complaints-15, Larcenies-15, MDOP-11, Car/Deer Accidents-10, Suicidal Threat or Attempt-6.

It’s OK2SAY – 

The Michigan State Police recently published this reminder.  This is such an important, successful program that I had to pass it along.  Please share this with your neighbors, friends, and co-workers, and talk about it with your kids.

Whether kids are attending school in-person or virtually, this year is presenting new challenges for many kids.  That’s why parents and students need to know that, despite the pandemic, OK2SAY, is still operating to help keep students safe.  OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. OK2SAY gives kids the tools speak out when they are concerned about their safety or the safety of another.

Tips, which can be anonymous, can be reported in 31 different tip categories, covering things such as suicide threats, bullying, violence, and drug use.   Tips can be submitted 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week in any of the following ways:

  • Call:   8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
  • Text:   652729 (OK2SAY)
  • Email:   OK2SAY
  • Visit the OK2SAY website – www.michigan.gov/OK2SAY
  • OK2SAY Mobile App:  Available for download in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for iOS an Android mobile devices

When tips are reported to OK2SAY trained professionals, the information is quickly passed along to local law enforcement agencies, school officials, community mental health service programs, or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for timely response. 

Not only is the safety of our kids important to us, their ability to feel safe and to have this avenue available to them at all times of the day and night is priceless. 

Yours in Public Safety, 

Sheriff Tom Reich

 

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