Sheriff Kevin Sproul: 2017 in Review
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Happy New Year! I wanted to take this opportunity to share the accomplishments and productivity of the Sheriff’s Office during 2017. It was a difficult year on many levels, but the employees of the Sheriff’s Office have really stepped up and showed a level of determination and dedication that has made me very proud. Deputies and Detention Officers alike put in many tireless hours after the storms tore through our community. I am honored to have staff with such dedication.
Additionally during calendar year 2017, my staff executed over 10,000 criminal warrants and almost 25,000 civil papers. In addition, we investigated over 350 criminal cases and the number of registered sex offenders managed monthly increased to 367. Our AFIS unit worked over 1,000 cases, examined more than 3,500 pieces of evidence and made over 300 identifications of criminals. The criminal records section conducted over 5,000 background checks.
We assisted over 500 motorists and escorted nearly 100 more to the Liberty House and similar facilities. We conducted over 3,500 drug tests of offenders.
The jail processed nearly 16,000 inmates for admission or release and over 99,000 visitors came to see them. The staff managed an average daily inmate population of almost 700. At the Judicial Building, over 103,000 visitors were processed to assure the security of the courts, where between the Judicial Building and the jail, more than 28,000 court 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 over 100 interventions with troubled youth. We also conducted a youth summer camp and a variety of other community events. These were all carried out 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. My office has faithfully served the youth of this county and been a good steward of the taxpayers’ money. We have faithfully attended to the needs of the inmates in our custody, helping four more attain their GED diploma and working to get more than fifty inmates released into our Pre-Trial Release Program. The Sheriff’s Office has 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.