It’s been a busy year for local law enforcement. According to Uintah County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Fletcher, the Sheriff’s Office is up over 4000 calls for service from last year. Calls for service, which include Officer self-initiated calls, are over 16,000 so far for the year. An average year is around 25,000 calls which the Sheriff’s Office expects to easily exceed this year. “That is actually good news,” says Cpl. Fletcher. “It means we have deputies out making a lot of contacts.” While calls are up, crime is actually down in some areas including certain kinds of theft, assaults and traffic accidents. Amazingly, even with higher calls for service, the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office is making cuts to the budget and came in under $150,000 dollars last year. We’re looking to exceed that this year, shares Cpl. Fletcher, who credits Sheriff Norton with doing a good job of being fiscally responsible for the public.