2017 Annual Report

Barron County Sheriff’s Dept

2017 Annual Report

2017 was an unbelievable year for the sheriff’s department and while you will see a reduction in some categories our major cases and drug issues consumed much of our time.  From the tornado, plane crash, double murder/suicide and the finding of human remains along with many other cases we had it all.  One thing that remained consistent was the effort and work put out by the members of this Sheriff’s Department.  No matter the time of day or day of the week, they left their families, holidays and their own houses damaged by the storm to help others.  More importantly, they all went home at the end of all this.  While it was busy, I could not be more proud of the work they did and the support received from the public during these events.  We look forward to a less exciting 2018 as we continue to work on the drug issue and make sure Barron County residents are safe!

Budget in      2017 – 7.67 million                      2015 – 7.55 million                                          2013 – 7.04 Million

2016 – 7.53 million                       2014 – 7.23 million                                          2012 – 7.04 Million

Personnel –      75 in 2017 (Jail staff changes)        76 in 2015                                                           75 in 2013

78 in 2016                                         75 in 2014                                                          75 in 2012

2018 goals

  • Meth – continue to work with CJCC and the state on our “kNOw Meth Plan”
  • Transition to the new Spillman Records Management system
  • Host a 2018 Citizens Academy
  • Transition new personnel into the K-9 and Drug Unit positions
  • Continue to advance this department with technology opportunities

Accidents

2017         2016        2015         2014          2013          2012           2011           2010         2009       2008

373           338          365           373            453            362             311             350           373         382

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

Of the 2017 accidents; 256 were property damage, 113 were injury and 4 fatal.

For 2017 – 124 people arrested for OWI including one Boating OWI and four ATV OWI.

 

Monday  10      Tuesday  8        Wednesday  8                Thursday  12                       Friday  17

Saturday  41               Sunday  28

Of the 124 – 27 were female.  Youngest person arrested was 17 and oldest was 66.

Time of arrests were all times of the day, from early morning until after bar closing.

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

 

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 – 2286

                Number of citations issued – 1423

 

Number of traffic stops in 2016 were 2024 and 2016 citations issued were 1544.

Number of traffic stops in 2015 were 2356 and 2015 citations issued were 1915.

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

 

Animal Control

The Animal Control Deputy had 159 contacts for animal related calls and issued 14 citations for licensing and animals at large.   Other deputies issued four citations for animals at large.

 

Recreation Deputy

Snow 2016/2017

60 hours billed of which 48 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours. (short season due to lack of snow)

88 contacts – 4 warnings, 1 citation

Reimbursed $5,973.52

Water 2017

120 hours billed of which 96 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.

332 contacts – 07 warnings, 8 citations

Reimbursed $8,269.52

ATV 2016/2017

500 hours billed of which 377 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.

490 contacts – 40 warnings, 39 citations

Reimbursed $27,301.50

Trail Work Grants – Ongoing maintenance grants $160,400 and four new trail grants $386,685.

 

Total Cases

2017       1330               2016       1363               2014       1304               2012      1359

2015       1479               2013       1156               2011       1372

 

Vehicles

27 squads, Armored Vehicle, 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

2017           1399

2016           1417                                                       2013       1382

2015           1527                                                       2012       1652

2014           1489                                                       2011       1641

 

2017 Sheriff Sales – 53 scheduled (16 cancelled)

2016 Sheriff Sales – 72 scheduled (18 cancelled).

2015 Sheriff Sales – 70 scheduled (20 cancelled).

                 

 Bookings in the jail

 .                           2017           2016          2015          2014          2013          2012          2011          2010      2009

Total                     2349           2351          2460          2193          1984          2305          2288          2164      2163

Male                     1786           1768          1847          1663          1585          1815          1853          1738      1710

Female                 563             583            613            530            399            490            435            426        453

In 2017, the out-of-county housing revenue was $327,974.20 for housing of inmates for other agencies.

For 2017, the jail collected a total of 305 DNA samples – 10 for arrest DNA samples and 295 for conviction DNA samples.

During 2017, there were 6327.5 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 – 2017                          2016                             2015

Daily Maintenance Fee                              $41,418.29                          $ 36,340.44               $ 35,866.97

Booking Fee                                               $ 2,664.82                             $ 2,609.79                 $ 2,485.51

Nurse Fee                                                  $ 1,462.71                                 $ 927.65                 $ 1,463.17

Tax Refund Intercept Program                   $ 22,458.05                           $ 15,427.81               $ 16,055.84

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

              

Underage Drinking Citations

2017               35

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)

 

2017

1 High Risk Fugitive Warrant

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, 13 Entry, 4 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, 5 from Rusk County Sheriff’s Department and 4 tactical medics from Lakeview Medical Center.

Grants 2017

County Law Enforcement     $18,621                 County/Tribal Law Enforcement      $13,917

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Task Force    $15,000

 

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 2018.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald