Annual Report 11/1/2019
Martinsville Sheriff’s Office
To: Lieutenant Jonathan Barker, Accreditation Manager
From: Steve M. Draper, Sheriff and Laura Hopkins, Major
Subject: Annual Report
Date: November 1, 2019
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.
No recommendations for concerns.
D. Future Goals and Objectives:
Alternative planning and research will be conducted concerning the growing concerns and costs with the overcrowding of inmates in our jail facility.
E. Department Statistics:
Subpoenas received: 2,335
Jury Summons received: 537
Levies received: 119
Other Civil Process: 12,581
Inmate transports other than to local courts: 394
Mental patient trips within jurisdiction: 11
Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction: 71
Extraditions completed: 15
3. CIRCUIT COURT:
Circuit Court days: 166
Average number Circuit Court Judges 1
4. GENERAL DISTRICT COURT:
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 security system upgrade project is completed excluding some minor lock replacements. Expected completion date is set for 11/1/2019.