2013 Annual Report

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Barron County Sheriff’s Department 2013 Annual Report

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald

It is an honor and privilege to present the 2013 Annual Report. 2013 was a very safe year in Barron County.  There were several major incidents that took place just a few include the Waupun Cop Manhunt and Farm Technology Days.  As you will see it was also a very safe year across the county with a reduction in every category except for accidents and calls to our dispatch center.  We can see results in our prevention work across the county.

Budget Per Year

2014 – 7.23 million

2013 – 7.04 Million

2012 – 7.04 Million

2011 – 7.15 Million

Personnel Per Year

2014 – 75

2013 – 75

2012 – 75

2011 – 84

2014 Goals

  • Reduce accidents and increase seat belt use by more proactive traffic enforcement
  • Continue to reduce OWIs in Barron County
  • Continue the battle on drugs and alcohol with a emphasis on meth
  • Continue the public relations with the community and proactive approach to our youth
  • Continue to look for grant money to improve the Barron County Sheriff’s Dept
  • Focus our efforts on school safety though county wide trainings and education on active shooter

Accidents Per Year

Of the 2013 accidents: 314 were property damage, 134 were injury and 5 fatal.

2013
453
5 fatal

2007
393
5 fatal

2012
362
4 fatal

2011
311
3 fatal

2010
350
5 fatal

2009
373
5 fatal

2008
382
10 fatal

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)

82 people arrested for OWI including 1 snowmobiling OWI*. Of the 82 – 7 were female. The youngest person arrested was 16 and the oldest was 76. Time of arrests ranged from 3:00 a.m. to bar closing hours. OWI’s in 2012 were 111 so there was a decrease of 29 total OWI arrests from 2012 to 2013.

The chart below shows the number of arrests by day of the week.

Monday – 9

Sunday – 23

Tuesday – 7

Wednesday – 7

Thursday – 9*

Friday – 9

Saturday – 18

Traffic Data

Number of traffic stops in 2013 were 1810.
Number of citations issued in 2013 were 1740.
Number of traffic stops in 2012 were 1957 and 2012 citations were 1795.

Animal Control

Dog cases handled by the Animal Control Deputy 368 contacts for animal related calls and issued 30 citations most for licensing and dogs at large. 24 citations issued by the Animal Control Deputy and 6 by other deputies.

Recreation Deputy

Snow 2012/2013
168 hours billed of which 135 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.
124 contacts – 4 warning, 11 citations
Reimbursed $10,231.49

Water 2013
55 hours billed of which 47 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.
134 contacts – 19 warnings, 3 citations
Reimbursed $5,818.28

ATV 2012/2013
505 hours billed of which 408 were patrol hours and the remainder were administrative/grant hours.
720 contacts – 30 warnings, 34 citations
Reimbursed $24,754.32
Trail Work Grants – Ongoing Maintenance Grants $140,525.44, 4 new grants for $556,839.38.  All new grants suspended 1 year – until 2014 for budget issues in State.

Total cases per year

2013 – 1156

2012 – 1359

2011 – 1372

2010 – 1313

Vehicles

27 squads, Drug Unit Van, Swat Bus, Mobile Command Center Emergency Management Vehicle/School/Spare Car, motorcycle, 2 snowmobiles, 1 ATV, 1 UTV and 2 Boats

Process Service

2013 – 1382

2012 – 1652

2011 – 1641

2010 – 1454

Drug Cases

Above are the Criminal Cases that went to the DA’s Office, not including in these are the 38 cases the patrol division handled or cases that were issued citations.

In 2013, the sheriff’s department spent $7,500 on drug buy money for the above listed cases.  This funding is not tax payer dollars and is funded through court ordered forfeitures and seizures.

In November 2011, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department installed a 24/7 drop box for unused/expired prescription drugs and has already been a huge success to keep the citizens safe.


 Text to Tip Line

In January 2011, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with Barron County Safe and Stable Families started an anonymous text to tip line.  We received 82 tips in 2013 vs 67 tips in 2012.

The Sheriff’s Department also started a Facebook page in 2011 as a way to get information out quickly and keep the public informed and have 3415 followers of the page.


Dispatch

2013
911 calls – 14526 / 39.8 per day

CAD’s – 56371 / 154.4 per day

2012
911 calls – 14034 / 38.4 per day

CAD’s – 56151 / 153.8 per day

2011
911 calls – 15594 / 42 per day

CAD’s – 41938 / 114.9 per day

2010
911 calls – 14384 / 39.5 per day

CAD’s – 41756 / 114.4 per day

Jail

Jail bookings per year

Year
Total
Male
Female

2013
1984
1585
399

2012
2305
1815
490

2011
2288
1853
435

2010
2164
1738
426

2009
2163
1710
453

During 2013, there was 6686 inmate worker hours – 298 hours at the Humane Society of Barron County 3809 hours in the jail kitchen.

Fee’s
Daily Maintenance Fee
Booking Fee
Nurse Fee

Collected
$39,954.33
$4,009.44
$1,425.33

Underage Drinking Citations

2013               39           (includes 13 adult permit/underage drinking)
2012              105
2011               63
2010              108


Emergency Response Team (ERT)

6 Total Call Outs
1 Barricaded Subjects
3 High Risk Search Warrant
2 High Risk Fugitive Warrants

Team consists of 1 Commander, 8 Entry, 3 Snipers, 2 Negotiators, and 4 Tactical Medics.  Members of the team are 11 Sheriff’s Department personnel, along with 1 from Rice Lake Police Department Officer, 1 from Wisconsin State Patrol, 1 from St. Croix Tribal Police Department and 4 tactical medics from Lakeview Medical Center.


 

Grants 2013

Click It or Ticket – $20,000
County Law Enforcement – $15,157
County/Tribal Law Enforcement – $13,917

Thank you for your time in reading this report and as stated we are looking forward to an even safer 2014.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald