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Yuma County Sheriff's Office 2002 Annual Report

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Date Published
June 2003
32 pages
This 2002 annual report presents statistical information and department accomplishments for the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona.
The focus of crime prevention programming during 2002 in Yuma County was on crimes against the elderly, construction and repair fraud, agricultural thefts and vandalism, traffic safety, domestic violence, and other crimes against persons. The report is divided into five sections. The first section provides the Sheriff’s Office mission statement and the main accomplishments for 2002, which include a $110,000 award for mobile data computers from the COPS MORE Technology grant and the implementation of an Inter-agency Emergency Communication System. The second section offers data about the Administrative Division of the Sheriff’s Office, including information about its goals and objectives. Several departments fall within the Administrative Division: communications, evidence, finance, human resources, information technology services, materials management, professional standards bureau, records, and the training division. Some of the goals of this Division are to enhance employee productivity, improve professionalism, and provide career opportunities. The Sheriff’s Office operates with a total of 316 employee positions and a 2002 budget of over $18.9 million dollars. The third section provides information about the Detention Division, which has two sections: Custody and Support. The Custody section is responsible for processing and housing prisoners who are detained for trial and prisoners who are committed to custody by county and city courts. The Support section is responsible for the timely delivery of services such as administrative support, prisoner transportation, and laundry service. The number of prisoners processed in and out of the Yuma County Detention Center in 2002 totaled 18,459. The fourth section offers information about the Patrol Division, which includes the traffic unit, water safety, investigations, school resources officers, special patrol teams, and the emergency operations center. During 2002, the Patrol Division focused on reducing gang violence and narcotic use through curfew enforcement, reducing DUI’s and motor vehicle accidents through increased traffic enforcement, and reducing domestic violence and crimes against children. The fifth section presents information about the volunteer programs offered through the Sheriff’s Office, such as the Sheriff’s Posse, which has 108 members who routinely help the Sheriff’s Office with mounted security at events throughout the county. Figures, tables


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