We are currently at 176 inmates lodged in the jail which consist of 80 local, 70 Renters, 22 Federal, and 4 Department of Corrections. During the month of January 2014 there were 3,613 incidents with your Deputies handling 2,603 of those. There were 4 Home Invasion/Breaking & Entering investigate with 1 in Harrison, 1 in Surrey, 1 in Hayes, and 1 in Garfield.
Here is a little of the 2013 year in review. There were 39,435 incidents loaded into our CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) program during 2013. That averages out to 3,285.5 incidents a month. The Clare County Sheriff’s Office handled 25,341 of those which average out to 2,111.75 per month. These numbers generated 3,540 case investigations for our Deputies. In 2013 there were 491 Home Invasions investigated with 264 of those being true reportable crimes. That means that 227 of those reported were found not to be a crime, but required an investigation to check into the circumstances of the call. There were 1,741 traffic crashes. 580 Motorist Assist, 390 Traffic Complaints, with 5,742 Traffic Stops being made.
We were recently given permission from the Board of Commissioners to fill a full time IT (Information Technology) position here in the Sheriff’s Office. Currently between the County building and the Jail/Sheriff/Central Dispatch building there is one person that handles this. We have seen over the last few years that there is a need for a person to be assigned to the Jail/Sheriff/Central Dispatch building, with the priority being keeping our Central Dispatch Center running smoothly and efficiently. We have three dispatching station, each with 7 monitors running 8 different software programs at the same time. The main software is our CAD (Computer Aided Dispatching) software. This is the main software used in recording all incidents that go through the dispatch center. There are many switches and servers running in the center, which include the entire 911 phone system. This system has gotten to the point where we need someone assigned to it, to keep it running smoothly to better serve you.
I want to take this time to welcome Deputy Don VanBonn as a full time Deputy Sheriff for our Office. Deputy VanBonn started out with us working the jail as a corrections officer in June of 2010. He came to me a little over a year ago and told me he wanted to go through the police academy to become a certified police officer. He took it upon himself to further his education and dedicated time in order to reach his goal. I’m proud and pleased with his decision and look forward to working with him for many years to come. Congratulations Deputy Donald VanBonn.
Like always, GOD Bless
Sheriff John S. Wilson