Annual Report Government

Annual Report 10/02/2017

A description of the concerns voiced from the community

There have been no concerns expressed to our office over the past year.

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 ahs a bearing on how we can best perform our mission.


No recommendations for concerns.

Future Goals and Objectives

The jail security system upgrade is planned for this fiscal year.  The department is working on a RFP and the project completion is set for April/2018. 

Department Statistics


Subpoenas received: 5,534
Jury summons received: 659
Levies received: 90
Other civil process: 6,585


Inmate transports other than to local courts: 459
Mental patient trips within jurisdiction: 2
Mental patient trips out of jurisdiction: 41
Extraditions: 21


Circuit Court days: 165
Average number Circuit Court Judges: 1


General District Court days: 98
General District Court Judges: 1


Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court days: 129
Average number Juvenile & Domestic Court Judges: 1

Agency Activities

The jail software system (JMS) is up and running within the jail facility.