Appomattox County Sheriff Donald Simpson told the Appomattox Town Council April 12 that his office has seen increased enforcement.

He shared a quarterly update at the council meeting, stating that there were 989 calls for service in town since Jan. 1 — calls ranging from noise complaints to felony calls — and 34 percent of the sheriff’s office’s calls are in town limits.

Deputies have a new e-ticket system, and courts are opening up again, said Simpson. With the challenges of 2020 dissipating, law enforcement is able to do more. 

“We’re pushing more enforcement. For a year, things were pretty lax. With the pandemic, courts didn’t want us bringing people in, but we have a job to do,” said Simpson.

The upcoming legalization of marijuana makes work different for law enforcement. 

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