GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF
With 2015 behind us, the realization of preparing for the transition into the new detention center has settled in and those preparations have begun. We have already begun the process of training correctional officers for that move by partnering with our neighbors in Bledsoe County. Additionally, we are meeting this week with the software and hardware engineering company to determine the best setup for our facility control. The next six months promises to be extremely busy.
Speaking of 2015, this was a landmark year for our agency. We reached several milestones, including zero traffic fatalities. I believe that for the most part we began the mending process that was necessary for the community to have confidence in the sheriff’s office.
There is one thing I have found out over the past 16 months, you can’t make everybody happy all the time, but even those people respect you when the job is done right. We strive do to do the job right. Sometimes it is not popular, sometimes it is not easy, but as long as it is right – that is what counts.
I have included some of preliminary stats to show that we are trying to get the job done for this great county. I believe 2016 is going to be a breakthrough year for the sheriff’s office.
We hope you will find a place in your prayer list for us. Just remember: extraordinary accomplishments are done by ordinary people who took the time to pray.
- DUI arrests -90
- Total crashes – 121
- Citations – 687
- Warrants / summons served – 647
- Civil Process served – 665
- Jail intakes – 1,081
- Jail (average daily population) – 57
- Highest daily count – 72
- Average inmate age – 34
- Average inmate stay – 114 days
- Domestic violence incidents – 111