Martinsville Sheriff’s Office


To: Lieutenant Jonathan Barker, Accreditation Manager


From: Steve M. Draper, Sheriff and Laura Hopkins, Major  


Subject: Annual Report


Date: August 18, 2016









  1. A description of the concerns voiced from the community:


There have been no concerns expressed to our office over the past year.


  1. A description of potential problems that have a bearing on law enforcement activities within the community:


Since the Martinsville Police Department is the primary law enforcement entity within Martinsville, any potential problems concerning criminal activity shall be passed on to the M.P.D.  This is especially true when it concerns potential informants, vice-drug complaints and contraband in the jail.


Our responsibility is in the security of the courthouse and surrounding municipal building and parking areas.


Retention of Sheriff’s Office employees continues to be a goal that should continue to be an important objective.  I believe that consistent turnover of employees constitutes a security risk that in turn ahs a bearing on how we can best perform our mission.




  1. Recommendations:


No recommendations for concerns.






  1. Future Goals and Objectives:


The jail security system upgrade is being studied and planned for this fiscal year.  The AG’s grant is planned for funding this project.



  1. Department Statistics:



    1. CIVIL:

Subpoenas received:                                                             4,614

Jury summons received:                                                           562

Levies received:                                                                       114

Other civil process:                                                                6,853


    1. INMATES:

Inmate transports other than to local courts:                              424

Mental patient trips within jurisdiction:                                         30

Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction:                                         75

Extraditions:                                                                             13



Circuit Court days:                                                                   179

Average number Circuit Court Judges:                                          1



General District Court days:                                                       91

General District Court Judges:                                                      1



Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court days:                                132

Average number Juvenile & Domestic Court Judges                      1




  1. Agency Activities:


The jail software system is scheduled to go online in September.