2016 Annual Report

Barron County Sheriff’s Dept

2016 Annual Report

2016 was a safe year in Barron County but brought tragedy to our adjoining county with the Line of Duty Death of Deputy Glaze.  An opportunity arose to upgrade our Emergency Response Team and you will see these upgrades with new equipment and new partnerships.  Meth continues to be the number #1 issue and will continue in 2017.  Major cases were solved by our department from large meth cases to the recovery of over $100,000 in Barron County resident’s property.  The Jail housed inmates from overcrowded counties and dispatch made sure everyone went home safe.  Public relations continue to be strong with Active Shooter trainings and Meth Town Hall meetings given all over the county.  We look forward to a safe and hopefully reduction in crime 2017.

Budget in     2016 – 7.53 million                  2015 – 7.55 million                                         2013 – 7.04 Million

                                                                   2014 – 7.23 million                                         2012 – 7.04 Million

 

Personnel –  78 in 2016                                  76 in 2015                                                        75 in 2013

(Add’t pt in Patrol & Jail)                                 75 in 2014                                                        75 in 2012

2017 goals

  • Meth – public relations, increase criminal punishment and treatment options
  • Continue to build on relationships with Fire, EMS and police departments in our county
  • Upgrade Emergency Response Team with new equipment
  • Bring staffing to 100% in all divisions
  • Make sure all employees go home safe

2016              2015              2014              2013              2012              2011              2010             2009       2008

338                365                373                453                362                311                350                373        382

3 Fatal          3 Fatal          3 Fatal          5 Fatal              4 Fatal           3 Fatal           5 Fatal          5 Fatal   10 Fatal

Of the 2016 accidents; 238 were property damage, 97 were injury and 3 fatal.

OWI

For 2016 – 102 people arrested for OWI including one Boating OWI and two ATV OWI.

Monday  8        Tuesday  7         Wednesday  9                 Thursday  10                      Friday  8

Saturday  36               Sunday  24

Of the 102 – 31 were female.  Youngest person arrested was 15 (ATV) and oldest was 66.

Time of arrests ranged from 3:41 a.m. to bar closing hours.

OWI’s in 2015 were 151; decrease of 49 total OWI arrests from 2015 to 2016.

 

2015 – 151 people arrested for 0WI including 4 ATV OWIs.

Monday  5        Tuesday  9         Wednesday  15              Thursday  20                      Friday  14

Saturday  35               Sunday  21

Of the 151 – 29 were female.  Youngest person arrested was 16 and oldest was 65.

Time of arrests ranged from 3:11 a.m. to bar closing hours.

OWI’s in 2015 were 151; increase of 49 total OWI arrests from 2014 to 2015.

Traffic Data

 

               Number of traffic stops – 2024

               Number of citations issued – 1544

 

Number of traffic stops in 2015 were 2356.

Number of citations issued in 2015 were 1915.

Number of traffic stops in 2014 were 1580 and 2014 citations were 1351.

 

Animal Control

The Animal Control Deputy had 177 contacts for animal related calls and issued 33 citations for licensing and animals at large.

 

Recreation Deputy

Snow 2015/2016

101 hours billed of which 80 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours. (short season due to lack of snow)

191 contacts – 6 warnings, 2 citations

Reimbursed $7,679.44

Water 2015

125 hours billed of which 91 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.

203 contacts – 17 warnings, 8 citations

Reimbursed $11,328.14

ATV 2015/2016

390 hours billed of which 313 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.

558 contacts – 41 warnings, 25 citations

Reimbursed $22,471.73

Trail Work Grants – Ongoing Maintenance Grants $143,515.00. Completed three major rehab grant projects.

Total Cases

2016          1363                     2014      1304                                    2012      1359

2015          1479                     2013      1156                                    2011      1372

Vehicles

27 squads, Drug Unit Van, Swat Bus, Mobile Command Center, Emergency Management Vehicle, School/Spare Car, motorcycle, 2 snowmobiles, 2 UTV and 2 Boats

 

Process Service

Papers Served

2016          1417                                                   2013      1382

2015          1527                                                   2012      1652

2014          1489                                                   2011      1641

 

2016 Sheriff Sales – 72 scheduled (18 cancelled).

2015 Sheriff Sales – 70 scheduled (20 cancelled).

                 

 Bookings in the jail

 .                           2016          2015          2014          2013          2012          2011          2010      2009

Total                     2351          2460          2193          1984          2305          2288          2164      2163

Male                     1768          1847          1663          1585          1815          1853          1738      1710

Female                 583            613            530            399            490            435            426        453

 

In 2016, the out-of-county housing revenue was $328,407.44 for housing of inmates for other agencies.

 

For 2016, the jail collected a total of 390 DNA samples – 16 for arrest DNA samples and 374 for conviction DNA samples.

 

During 2016, there were 7527 inmate worker hours.  Total hours include work in the jail kitchen, jail laundry, cleaning in the jail, washing squad cars, jail library and assisting maintenance with yard maintenance and snow removal.

 

Fee’s                                                                  Collected – 2016                                            2015

Daily Maintenance Fee                                     $ 36,340.44                                       $ 35,866.97

Booking Fee                                                          $ 2,609.79                                         $ 2,485.51

Nurse Fee                                                                  $ 927.65                                         $ 1,463.17

Tax Refund Intercept Program                       $ 15,427.81                                       $ 16,055.84

(includes collections from inmate accounts for fees sent to WI DOR)

              

Underage Drinking Citations

2016              50

2015              116        (includes 53 adult permit/underage drinking and 5 sell/procure alcohol to underage person)

2014              30           (includes 3 adult permit/underage drinking)

2013              39

2012              105

2011              63

 

Emergency Response Team (ERT)

 

2016

8 Total Call Outs

1 Active Shooter Call-Out

3 Barricaded Subjects

1 High Risk Search Warrant

3 High Risk Fugitive Warrant

 

 

2015

10 Total Call Outs

4 Barricaded Subjects

1 High Risk Search Warrant

5 High Risk Fugitive Warrants

 

Team consists of 1 Commander, 10 Entry, 3 Snipers, 2 Negotiators, and 4 Tactical Medics.  Members of the team are 14 Sheriff’s Department personnel, along with 1 from Rice Lake Police Department Officer, 1 from St. Croix Tribal Police Department and 4 tactical medics from Lakeview Medical Center.

 

Grants 2016

 

County Law Enforcement      $17,896               County/Tribal Law Enforcement      $13,917

Task Force Grants (Includes local police departments)

Seat Belt Enforcement            $20,500               2015/2016 OWI Task Force           $24,964.72

Distracted Driving                    $23,018

 

 

2015

County Law Enforcement      $17,464               County/Tribal Law Enforcement      $13,917

Seat Belt Enforcement            $20,000               2015/2016 OWI Task Force           $24,964.72

 

Thank you for your time in reading this report and as stated we are looking forward to an even safer 2017.

 

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald