Annual Report Government

Annual Report 10/31/2018

Martinsville Sheriff’s Office

To: Lieutenant Jonathan Barker, Accreditation Manager

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

Subject: Annual Report

Date: October 31, 2018



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

          There were no concerns expressed to our office during this 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

         Martinsville Police Department. 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:


            P2 Controls won the bid for the security system upgrade project and the completion

date is set for November/2018.       


  E.  Department Statistics:


1.      CIVIL:

         Subpoenas received:                                                                       3,921

         Jury Summons received:                                                                  540

         Levies received:                                                                                 65

         Other Civil Process:                                                                        10,060


2.      INMATES:

         Inmate transports other than to local courts:                                    314

         Mental patient trips within jurisdiction:                                               9

         Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction:                                               40

         Extraditions completed:                                                                       8



         Circuit Court days:                                                                               176

         Average number Circuit Court Judges                                                 1



         General District Court days:                                                               96

         Average number General District Court Judges:                                 1                         


5.      JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT:                          

        Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court days:                                       110

        Average number Juvenile & Domestic Court Judges:                           1



    F.  Agency Activities:


The jail software system (JMS) is up and running within the jail facility. The jail security system upgrade project is near to completion.