According to Winterset Police Department figures, arrests were cut nearly in half in December in comparison to November. 

There were a total of 21 arrests in December as compared to November’s 31 arrests. Accidents and parking tickets were also cut nearly in half, with 5 accidents and 15 parking tickets in December. 

The number of incident reports remained roughly the same at 41, as opposed to November’s 47 incident reports. An incident report occurs any time an officer writes a report. Citations and warnings remained at a similar total from November to December, going down from 217 to 213. 

Winterset Police Department officers participated in Shop with a Cop on Dec. 14. A total of 14 children participated and received gifts for themselves and their families. Each kid was allotted $100-120. 

December also marked a milestone for Officer Dekker, who completed four years of service with the department.