Sheriff Sproul Looks Back at 2015 for the Sheriff's Office
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Happy New Year! Whew, 2015 has come and gone and as we forge ahead into 2016, I want to share some of the accomplishments of the Sheriff’s Office. The resilient and hard-working employees of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office endured another tough year, but as in the previous year, they stepped-up and performed at a high level of efficiency.
During the calendar year of 2015, my staff served over 10,000 criminal warrants and almost 25,000 civil papers. In addition, we investigated over 300 criminal cases and the number of registered sex offenders managed monthly increased to 354. Our AFIS unit worked over 900 cases, examined more than 3,000 pieces of evidence and made 250 identifications of criminals. The criminal records section conducted nearly 5,000 background checks.
We assisted hundreds of motorists, escorted hundreds more to the Liberty House and similar facilities. We conducted over 4,000 drug tests of offenders.
At the jail, over 15,000 were processed for admission or release and over 85,000 visitors came to see them. The staff managed an average daily inmate population of around 700. At the Judicial Building, nearly 115,000 visitors were processed and over 2,000 items of contraband were taken. All of this to assure the security of the courts, where between the Judicial Building and the jail, more than 27,500 cases were heard.
To help prevent youth from coming to jail, we conducted character education classes in the majority of Dougherty County’s elementary and middle schools and conducted just over 70 interventions with troubled youth. We also held a youth summer camp for five weeks and a variety of other community events. These were all conducted using donated funds.
Since being elected Sheriff, I have done my best to maximize the efficiency of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office while improving the level of service we provide. I have faithfully served the youth of this county and been a good steward of the taxpayers’ money. I have been a good team player with the County, other law enforcement agencies, and community organizations.
I have been very honored and humbled to serve as Sheriff of Dougherty County and want to thank you for giving me this opportunity. As I enter the final year of my second term, I look forward to many more years of service to this community. I am asking you to join my team and help me in making our community a safer place to call home. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 430-3259 or visit our Facebook page or our website at www.doughertysheriff.com. May God bless you with a very safe and healthy 2016!