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Joplin Police Department Annual Report reveals busy 2019

The Joplin Police Department has released its annual report for the year 2019.

Police Chief Sloan Rowland says it was a busy year for the JPD. In the course of the year, the department responded to 85,918 calls for service and took 10, 939 reports.

A total of 13,909 traffic stops were conducted.

Total traffic crashes in the year came to 1,973. Seven of those involved fatalities.

The total report revealed crime to be up by 8 percent but two categories – homicides and arson cases were down.

For a complete look at the report, which features fact, figures and valuable information about the Detectives division, K-9 Unit, Cyber-Crimes and other JPD operations, see the annual report for the year 2019.

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