“We Care” 2013
2013 Accomplishments Sheriff Gordon Smith completes 5th year. The report that follows is a “2013 Accomplishment” report and reflects some of the more significant events of the Sheriff’s Office.
The men and women of the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office continually strive to contribute to each of these accomplishments and should be acknowledged for their professionalism, dedication and loyalty to serving all citizens of Bradford County.
Deputy’s on Patrol Property Checks = 904 Disturbances = 438 Traffic Citations = 4857 Legal Advise = 849 Traffic Stops = 10637 Misc. = 19,820 Assault/ Battery = 196 Reports = 2439 Mental Illness = 129 Total Patrol Calls for Service = 40269
Grants DUI Grant $50,000.00 Operation Crime Reduction $38,076.00 Operation TFO $2,391.00 Aggressive Driving $80,000.00
Victims of Crime Act • Funds Victim Advocate Position – VOCA Grant. • Advocate made contact with approximately 270victimsin person, by mail or by telephone. Ninety (90) of those victims were victims of Domestic Violence. • Approximately 350 follow up contacts with victims. • Examples of on scene response: • Domestic Violence • Sexual Battery on children and adults • Elder Abuse • Death Notification • Assisted Victims in filing Restraining Orders
Code Enforcement and 911 Mapping Better utilization of staff within county 911 Mapping inquiries - 146 Code Enforcement Cases - 48
Facebook “Bradford County Sheriff's Office would like to inform you that a sex offender who resides in your community has moved to a new address. Lonorris Jackson has moved to 1823 Monroe St., Lawtey, FL 32058. If you have any further questions concerning a predator or any other sex offender living in Bradford County please do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff’s Office.” More than 15,000 LIKES & Commentson posts!
Facebook Community notification of sex offenders/predators or new offenders within the county. Report daily arrests. Public awareness items. Total Likes: 5,700 +
Bradford County Judicial Services • Persons entering Court House: 48,501 • Security Desk & Court Room hours: 2,536 • Inmate transports: 1,048 • Court Services was consolidated with the jail for better utilization of staff. • 2 full time employees - (part time utilized).
Sex Offender Unit Jail staff register, monitor, and verify addresses of 108 registered Sex Offenders living in Bradford County. 21 are Registered Sexual Predators. On supervision - 25
Sex Offender Unit cont. 2013 also saw the implementation of “Red Signs” placed at the residences of all Sexual Predators. Just another tool to help keep the community better informed and safe.
Jail Accomplishments Passed Florida Model Jail Standards with Passed Medical Inspection. Passed Florida Fire Marshall Inspection. all inspections it is noted that jail is quiet, well maintained clean and orderly. Painted jail (last time 2006) Updated video systems for jail and courthouse.
Total inmates processed – 2,674 Average Daily Population: 145 Males: 120 Females: 25 Average Inmate Days - 19
Inmate Work Crew Provided work crew to county and municipalities – averaging five inmates per work week for a total of 9000 hours. Special events, weekends, other details total of 1700 hours. Saving $160,000 in labor cost.
Animal Control Inmates utilized to help feed, water and clean kennels at shelter. Cats 734 in and 725 out Dogs 901 in and 900 out Began Construction for new Animal Control
Animal Control Cont. Continued training for the community and pet adoption events shared with local businesses such as this one with Tractor Supply.
Explorers • 2013 State Explorers Conference • 2nd Place in Traffic Stops • 2013 Parking Events • Bradford/Union Fair • Hampton Veteran Fest • Raiford Day • Salute To Heros
Volunteering time and talent • Bradford/Union County Fair • Air Show • Graduation • Ball Games • Bike Fest • Friday Night Antique Car Show • Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch • Search and Rescue Training
C. I. D. 2013 Statistics Criminal Investigations - 242 Cleared by Arrest or Unfounded – 170 Crimes against persons – 47 Property crimes – 46 Death investigations - 23 Clearance rate over – 72 % Background checks - 56
B.U.S.T.E.D. Cont. Total Value of all recoveries: Approx. $57,000 and 2 vehicles seized Marijuana seized: Over 236.2 pounds Prescription Medication: 135.6 grams Methamphetamine – 14.1 grams Cocaine – 17.2 grams Total drug related arrests: 72 Active narcotics cases: 23
Assisting Motorist Assisting motorists Total - 867 Unlocking Doors - 402
DUI Checkpoints Vehicles Checked = 3727 DUI Arrests = 10 Drug Arrests = 7 Misc. Arrests = 17 Total vehicles contacted = 3483 DUI Arrests= 5 Drug Arrests= 11 Misc . Arrests= 23 *Working with our neighbors Bradford assisted Clay with two Checkpoints
Patrol - Deputy 5203B (Officer Bara) State of FL Drug Certified • Class Room Training • In Action
Phone Calls by the Number Total Number of Incoming Admin Lines - 16 Total Number of Incoming 911 Lines - 14 Average Number of On-Duty Communications Officers per Shift – 2 Swing Shift - 1 Calls Received Admin Lines – 64,277 911 Lines – 13,331 Total – 77,608
Calls Cont. Previously during 2012 all calls were handled by 2 on-duty communications officers during the day time and evening shifts. In 2013 a Swing Shift 3rd position was added to off set demanding times and better serve our community. In addition to answering the telephone calls, these same on-duty communications officers are responsible for all radio traffic for the following agencies:
Cont. Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Bradford County Emergency Medical Services (3 Stations) Bradford County Fire Department (7 Stations) Bradford Animal Control Bradford County Code Enforcement Bradford County Emergency Management
Starke Police Department Starke Fire Department Starke Utilities Lawtey Police Department Our Communications Center Personnel stay busy most of their entire shifts. Through extensive training and teamwork, they manage the emergency calls for service from the smallest of incidences to those requiring multi-agency responses.
Year 2013 Totals Total Calls Dispatched – 74,725 Sheriff’s Office – 29,562 Total Patrol Arrest – 1679 Traffic Citations – 1,370 DWLS - 329 DUI’s – 47 Seat Belts & Child Restraints - 204
Warrants Recalled – 62 Warrants Served – 655 Total Arrest - 1,029 Civil Process Total served- 2,271
Year 2013 Totals, Cont. -Emergency Medical Services Calls for Service – 5,389 -County/City Fire Department Calls for Service –3,245 -Average Number of Calls Handled by CDC per 24 Hour Period – 213 or 9 calls per hr.
2013 Citations Paid Jurisdiction # Pd. City of Brooker – 210 City of Hampton – 692 City of Lawtey – 3706 City of Starke – 1589 Bradford County – 1241
Budget “We Won’t Spend What We Don’t Need” • Returned to County Commission • Fines and Forfeitures – 76,047.33 • I/M Housing – 337,081.81 • Budget Excess – 18,426.29 • Total returned: $439,405.10
Sheriff Smith elected to 2013 Florida Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors for District 2.
Sheriff Smith elected as President & Captain Brad Smith elected to Board of Directors for the Florida Deputy Sheriff’s Association.
Mission Statement We are committed to making Bradford County a safe place to live, raise a family, to be employed, to worship, and to enjoy recreation. OUR MISSION is to provide quality law enforcement services to the citizens of Bradford County, serving our community through crime prevention, drug enforcement, proactive patrols, and education. The men and women of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to the protection of all that we serve. We endeavor to provide exceptional law enforcement services, free from prejudice or favor, with leadership, integrity, and respect.
MOTTO “We Care”
2014 “We Won’t Sleep – So You Can!” Always Working for a Better Bradford County