Sheriff_SUVLast week Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel gave the County Commissioners a report detailing activities of his department during 2020.

The Marshall County Police Department consists of the Sheriff and twenty merit officers.  The patrol division consists of 16 uniform officers, when at full staff, for 24/7 coverage of Marshall County’s 441 square miles and over 10,000 miles of roads.  Two officers are assigned to the detective bureau and are responsible for follow up case investigations, the evidence room and overseeing the Sex Offender Registry.  One officer is assigned to the Marshall County Drug Task Force and one officer is also assigned to oversee the jail and civilian staff.

The county police investigated 768 traffic crashes, 630 were property damage, 131 were personal injury accidents with 182 injuries and 7 were fatalities.  Officers conducted 1,886 traffic stops, issued 779 traffic tickets, investigated 781 reports of impaired, reckless, unsafe and speeding drivers along with road rage incidents.  Deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department arrested 87 individuals for Operating While Intoxicated, checked 410 abandoned or disabled vehicles and 72 slide-offs.  County police also handled 934 criminal case investigations.

The patrol division of the Sheriff’s Department assisted other departments 52 times, responded to 84 9-1-1 hang-ups, investigated 32 burglaries, 129 civil situations and 264 domestic disturbances.  Other incidents county officers investigated 145 harassment/stalking or intimidations complaints, 124 juvenile complaints, 193 prisoner transports, 438 residential and business alarms, 278 security checks or open doors, 38 suicide or threat of suicide/homicides, 183 thefts, 502 VIN checks, 93 warrant services, 255 welfare checks and 337 additional miscellaneous calls.