Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office releases annual report

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Posted 3/9/22

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan announced the release of an annual report highlighting the accomplishments of his office in 2021.

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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office releases annual report

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Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan announced the release of an annual report highlighting the accomplishments of his office in 2021.

Fagan said the FBCSO 2021 Annual Report was published not only to inform citizens about the achievements of the sheriff’s office in the last 12 months, but also to serve as a readily accessible resource for the public.

“This report outlines just a few of the accomplishments we achieved since January 2021 while in the midst of a pandemic,” Fagan said. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our personnel managed to play a critical role in ensuring that our citizens are protected and served with excellence.”

The report outlines both past and future goals of the sheriff’s office, along with its daily public safety efforts. The sheriff’s office continues to struggle to meet its attrition and is focused on continuing a major recruitment campaign to recruit additional patrol deputies, dispatchers, and detention officers.

Crime-fighting and public safety initiatives

In 2021, the sheriff’s office launched a gang task force to address violent gang activity in Fort Bend County and the surrounding area. The office’s narcotics division seized $52.9 million in contraband and made 79 arrests.

The report discusses the implementation of a “Hot Spot” unit to specifically address violent crime in various neighborhoods where crime density has increased. There are also funded efforts to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities, which have steadily increased in Fort Bend County.

To better predict crime trends and assist with development of crime initiatives, crime analyst positions have been created.

FBCSO by the numbers

According to the report, in 2021, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a record 2,820 public information requests, 513,649 calls for service, including 170,097 911 calls funneled through the Greater Houston Harris County 9-1-1 Network System. The increase in calls led to the office winning a grant to fund 15 additional positions for call takers and supervisors.

The office’s patrol division received 358,469 calls for service, made 2,616 arrests, and conducted 17,418 traffic stops in 2021. The division’s traffic unit updated its equipment used to investigate crashes and added a night shift traffic unit. The air support unit obtained equipment with federal government funding, saving taxpayer dollars.

For more information, visit the website fbcsheriff.org.