Annual Report Submitted by Sheriff Steve M. Draper
March 2, 2012
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.
No recommendations for concerns.
D. Future Goals and Objectives:
The power requirements for the jail facility were not able to be met by the existing generator next to the fire department. Plans are in the budget again this year to install a separate generator for the jail facility.
Construction on an additional jail storage building should begin after July. This storage facility is needed for dry storage that is now being stored in switch rooms which is in violation of the State Fire Code.
E. Department Statistics:
Subpoenas Received: 13624
Jury Summons Received: 636
Levies Received: 0
Other Civil Process Received: 2593
Inmate Transports other than to local courts: 525
Mental patient trips within jurisdiction: 46
Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction: 49
Extraditions completed: 15
3. CIRCUIT COURT
Circuit Court Days: 184
Average Number Circuit Court Judges: 1
4. GENERAL DISTRICT COURT
General District Court Days: 153
Average Number General District Court Judges: 1
5. JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Days: 128
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.