Four years ago in 2016, the Seymour Police Department made 45 felony arrests.

That total went up to 46 the next year.

In 2018, the number rose to 84, an increase of 38.

Last year, that total jumped again, this time by 30 to 114, Sgt. Chase Davis reported last Thursday to the Seymour Board of Aldermen.

What does this mean?

“I think it shows we’re becoming more effective at catching these types of people,” Davis told the aldermen.

“With a full force of six (officers) and with a dedication to keeping bad people off of our streets, the end result is that we’re making more arrests, and many of those arrests are adult felony arrests.”

In 2019, the local police department responded to 3,137 calls for service.

A total of 591 traffic warnings were issued, while 368 summons were issued.

Officers wrote 320 arrest reports.

There were the aforementioned 114 adult felony arrests, while the department made 78 misdemeanor arrests.

Seymour’s police force includes Bob Paudert as the chief, Davis as a sergeant, Alan Goff and Steven Pogue as corporals, Skylar McIntosh, Ray Rodriguez and Tyler Smith as officers.

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