Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 731 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-113, Suspicious Situations/Subject/-Vehicle-45, Traffic Violations-31, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-31, Check Well Beings-31, Shoplifting Complaints-31, Alarms-26, Property Damage Crashes-25, Larcenies-22, Traffic Hazards-18, Car/Deer Accidents-16, Firework Complaints-15, Domestic Disputes-11, Disorderly Person or Subject-11, Argument or Verbal Altercation-11, and Personal Injury Crashes-10.
Swimming Safety – Whether it’s a trip to the beach or a dip in the community or backyard pool, you can ensure that swimming is as safe as it is fun by following a few basic safety tips.
- Actively supervise children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your undivided attention.
- Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within arm’s reach to provide active supervision. We know it’s hard to get everything done without a little multitasking, but this is the time to avoid distractions of any kind. If children are near water, then they should be the only thing on your mind. Small children can drown in as little as one inch of water.
- Every child is different, so enroll children in swimming lessons when you feel they are ready. Teach children how to tread water, float and stay by the shore.
- Make sure kids swim only in areas designated for swimming. Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. They need to be aware of uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow and changing weather.
- Whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake, teach children to swim with an adult. Older, more experienced swimmers should still swim with a partner every time. From the first time your kids swim, teach children to never go near or in water without an adult present.
- Remember that swimming aids such as water wings or noodles are fun toys for kids, but they should never be used in place of a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD).
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich