Annual Report 12/15/2021
Martinsville Sheriff’s Office
Date: November 15, 2021
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:
Planning and research will be conducted concerning the reversion process for the City of Martinsville and the concerns it may have for our department. Planning and research is still continuing concerning the growing concerns and costs with the overcrowding of inmates in our jail facility.
E. Department Statistics:
Subpoenas received: 3095
Jury Summons received: 549
Levies received: 157
Other Civil Process: 12,628
Inmate transports other than to local courts: 470
Mental patient trips within jurisdiction: 8
Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction: 33
Extraditions completed: 17
3. CIRCUIT COURT:
Circuit Court days: 173
Average number Circuit Court Judges 1
4. GENERAL DISTRICT COURT:
General District Court days: 120
Average number General District Court Judges: 1
5. JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT:
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court days: 114
Average number Juvenile & Domestic Court Judges: 1
F. Agency Activities:
The jail facility received a new Tek84 Intercept Full Body Scanner. This new scanner will be able to detect and deter a wide range of unauthorized materials of any kind not allowed within our jail facility including, but not limited to, drugs or other illegal substances and drug paraphernalia. This will help the officers to identify potential items of contraband before an arrestee comes inside the security of the jail.
A panic button was installed at the courthouse metal detector officers' station. The officer working the front doors for security and metal detection can press this panic button in case of an external threat. This action will lock and secure all front doors of the courthouse not allowing anyone to enter.