Annual Report Submitted by Sheriff Steve M. Draper

March 31, 2013

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

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

B. 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 has a bearing on how we can best perform our mission.

C. Recommendations:

No recommendations for concerns.

D. Future Goals and Objectives:

We continue to plan for power requirements for the jail facility.  An emergency generator has been purchased and will be installed in the near future.

Plans have been approved to remodel the single cell next to the Food Service Manager's Office for use. This will give the jail one additional single cell that can be used for disciplinary purposes or isolation needs.

E. Department Statistics:

1. CIVIL
Subpoenas Received: 12385
Jury Summons Received: 625
Levies Received: 0
Other Civil Process Received: 3229

2. INMATES
Inmate Transports other than to local courts: 448
Mental patient trips within jurisdiction: 43
Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction: 54
Extraditions completed: 12

3. CIRCUIT COURT
Circuit Court Days: 188
Average Number Circuit Court Judges: 1

4. GENERAL DISTRICT COURT
General District Court Days: 146
Average Number General District Court Judges: 1

5. JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Days: 130
Average Number Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Judges: 1

F. Agency Activities:

The Circuit Court Room remodeling project is now complete. The women's court holding area, men's court holding area, and the Jury Room have been completed. In addition, the Bailiff's Office has been completed and is being used daily.