Annual Report Government

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.


    C.  Recommendations:   

          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



Circuit Court days:                                                                         166

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 security system upgrade project is completed excluding some minor lock replacements. Expected completion date is set for 11/1/2019.