The Piedmont City Council recently heard monthly reports from the police and fire departments along with the rescue squad.
Police Chief Steven Tidwell gave his departments report for the month of August and it went as follows:
4 Felony Arrests
35 Misdemeanor Arrests
1 DUI Arrests
1 Drug Arrests
2 Crimes Against Persons Arrests
5 Theft Arrests
7 Court/Warrant Arrests
23 Other Arrests
10 Accident Reports
38 Motorist Assists
2 Violent Crimes Reported
5 Burglaries Reported
16 Thefts Reported
50 Cases Investigated
74 Incident Reports
0 Meth Lab Sites
338 Calls for Service
428 Officer Initiated
804 Total contacts with public (includes motorist assists)
Public Safety Dispatch
185 Piedmont Rescue Calls Dispatched
12 Piedmont Fire Department Calls Dispatched
1794 Total Calls to Dispatch Center
Fire Chief Mike Ledbetter (pictured) then gave his report, which included news about a new storm shelter.
Rescue Squad Chief Phillip Winkles, during his report, says EMS responded to 119 calls and 82 patients were transported to the hospital during the month of August.
Winkles also thanked both the police and fire departments for their assistance during one particularly busy day.
Winkles says that response times during the month of August were down to around 4 minutes and 32 seconds.