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BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SHERIFF R. N. SPRINKLE 205 NORTH ROANOKE STREET POST OFFICE BOX 18 FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA 24090 OFFICE (540)473-8230 FAX (540)473-2263 BOTETOURTSHERIFF.ORG Community Report Community Relations Report Crime Prevention Program Evaluation 2012 PER ADM 20.01 PER ADM 20.02 PER ADM 21.01 The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency for Botetourt County. Core Responsibilities include Patrol, Regional Jail, Court Services, Animal Control and
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  BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE   S HERIFF R.   N.   S PRINKLE   205   N ORTH R OANOKE S TREET  P OST O FFICE B OX 18F INCASTLE ,   V IRGINIA 24090 O FFICE (540)473-8230F  AX (540)473-2263 BOTETOURTSHERIFF.ORG Community ReportCommunity Relations ReportCrime Prevention Program Evaluation   2012 PER ADM 20.01PER ADM 20.02PER ADM 21.01 The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency for Botetourt County.Core Responsibilities include Patrol, Regional Jail,Court Services, Animal Control and the Dispatch Center. The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is located at205 North Roanoke Street, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.The Office of Sheriff in Botetourt County was formed in 1770.The Sheriff is an elected constitutional law enforcementofficer of the Commonwealth of Virginia.Sheriff Sprinkle was elected to office in 1999, 2003, 2007 & 2011.The total number of employees as of January 2013 is 121.This includes law Enforcement, Correctional, Raid/Court services, Animal Control, Dispatchers, Jail Cooks, Support Staff and Part Time Employees.From 01 January 2012 through 31 December 2012 The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office received/conducted the following:Calls for Service - 17,659911 Hang Up Calls - 531 Alarms - 742 Animal Control - 1,874Concealed Weapon Applications - 694Funeral Escorts - 176Protective Orders - 407Traffic Stops - 4,325Incident / InvestigationsIncidents - 1678Offenses - 1804 ArrestsCharges - 777 Arrests - 674Criminal Papers Served - 2277Civil Papers Served - 6706Uniform Citations - 2671    Community Concerns and Complaints The Botetourt County Emergency Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week andaccepts emergency, Non-emergency & Informational calls.Remember! Dial 911 for an Emergency .For non-emergencies dial   (540) 473-8230.Requests by citizens for Law Enforcement assistance are addressed according to the priority/urgency of the request.Sheriff Sprinkle has an ongoing and receptive “open door” policy that welcomes comments, concerns andquestions from all citizens. Issues Affecting Law Enforcement Activities Current budget reductions (federal, state & local) coupled with the increaseof expenditures (Vehicles, Fuel, Equipment, etc.) have and continue to affectlocal law enforcement activities. Community Involvement Through Crime Prevention The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office continues to be a resource to the Community for speakers and educational programs on various topics tochurch, civic and business organizations. Various members of th e Sheriff’s Office continue to serve on a number of committees and boards inBotetourt County and in the Roanoke Valley. Those include:    The Botetourt Prevention Planning Team    The Botetourt Family Assessment Planning Team    The Botetourt Community Policy and Management Team    The Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board    The Southwest Regional Crime Prevention Association    The Roanoke Valley Crime Line Board    The Botetourt County Character Counts Leadership Council    The Botetourt-Alleghany Services Improvement Committee    The Virginia Crime Prevention Association    Regional Fraud Investigators The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office continually strives to improve theworking relationship with our county citizens along with but not limited to: public and private Businesses and organizations, other law enforcement agencies and the general public. Presentations and other educational  programs are administered to various civic, church and other organizationsupon request. D.A.R.E. and School Resource Officers maintain a positive relationship with students, parents,faculty, and staff, while providing guidance, instruction, prevention and safety programs to students during and after school hours.   Important and upcoming events, alerts and other useful information isdistributed to the public via the universal communication system (reverse 911),the web site at  www.botetourtsheriff.org  and through the County Newsletter (County Administration), also through the local media  – The Botetourt View,The Fincastle Herald, The Roanoke Times, WDBJ 7, WSLS 10 and WSET 13.This agency works diligently to address problems and concerns expressed by the community in a timely manner in addition to providing available resourceswhen appropriate, needed or requested.  Through combined efforts of effective Policing, Investigation and CrimePrevention, the number of overall criminal incidents was down 6.2% fromthe previous year.Categories with Decreased Incidents: (Percentages from 2010 to 2011)  Aggravated Assaults All Other LarcenyBad Checks Burglary/Breaking & EnteringCounterfeiting/Forgery Destruction/VandalismDrug Equipment Violations Drug/Narcotic ViolationsForcible Sodomy ImpersonationKidnapping Liquor Law ViolationsMotor Vehicle Theft Non-Violent Family OffensesProstitution Statutory RapeTheft from Machine Theft from Motor VehicleTrespassing Wire FraudCategories with Increased Incidents: (Percentages from 2010 to 2011) Credit Card/ATM Fraud Disorderly ConductDriving under the Influence EmbezzlementForcible Rape GamblingIncest IntimidationJuvenile Runaway Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Pornography Public DrunkennessRobbery Sexual Assault with ObjectSimple Assault Theft from BuildingTheft of Motor Vehicle Parts Weapon Law ViolationsCategories with Equal/No Change in incidents: (Percentages from 2010 to 2011)  All Other Offenses ArsonCurfew Violations ExtortionForcible Fondling (Child) Justifiable HomicideObtain Money/False Pretenses Peeping Tom    OFFENSE 2007 2008 CHANGE 2009 CHANGE 2010 CHANGE 2011 CHANGE 2012 CHANGEAggravated Assault 13 13 0% 10-30%19 47% 17-12%19 11% All Other Larceny 203 217 6% 162-34%154-5%118-31%89-33% All Other Offenses 672 543-24%539-1%742 27% 744 0% 687-8% Arson 4 3-33%2-50%4 50% 4 0% 2-100% Bad Checks 33 26-27%11-136%18 39% 10-80%6-67% Burglary/BreakingEntering 56 47-19%80 41% 84 5% 64-31%74 14% Counterfeiting/Forging 16 19 16% 19 0% 25 24% 12-108%15 20%Curfew Violations 2 1-100%0 100% 1 100% 1 0% 1 0%Credit Card/ATM Fraud 17 17 0% 22 23% 11-100%12 8% 14 14%Destruction/Vandalism 171 223 23% 174-28%189 8% 133-42%135 1% Disorderly Conduct 17 15-13%17 12% 11-55%13 15% 13 0% Driving Under theInfluence 56 47-19%43-9%71 39% 74 4% 51-45% Drug EquipmentViolations 1 3 67% 2-50%6 67% 2-200%0 100% Drug/Narcotic Violations 150 211 29% 145-46%180 19% 153-18%129-19% Embezzlement 3 11 73% 8-38%4-100%11 64% 10-10% Extortion 0 0 0% 1 100% 0 100% 0 0% 0 0%Forcible Fondling (Child) 4 7 43% 6-17%7 14% 7 0% 13 46%Forcible Rape 4 6 33% 7 14% 2-250%3 33% 3 0%Forcible Sodomy 2 7 71% 2-250%2 0% 0 100% 1 100%Gambling/EquipmentViolations 0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 0 100%Impersonation 3 5 40% 11 55% 5-120%1-400%3 67% Incest 0 1 100% 0 100% 0 0% 2 100% 1-100%Intimidation 0 0 0% 22 100% 18-22%19 5% 15-27% Justifiable Homicide 0 0 0% 1 100% 0 100% 0 0% 0 0%Juvenile Runaway 29 18-61%24 25% 3-700%14 79% 14 0% Kidnapping 4 7 43% 2-250%1-100%0 100% 4 100% Liquor Law Violations 16 41 61% 29-41%27-7%18-50%24 25% Motor Vehicle Theft 15 18 17% 16-13%18 11% 14-29%11-27% Murder/Non-NegligentManslaughter 1 0 100% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100% 0 100%Non-Violent FamilyOffenses 8 12 33% 11-9%10-10%9-11%21 57% Obtain Money/FalsePretense 23 31 26% 31 0% 29-7%29 0% 31 6%Peeping Tom 0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100%Pocket Picking 0 1 100% 0 100% 0 0% 0 0% 1 100%Pornography/ObsceneMaterial 1 4 75% 2-100%1-100%5 80% 4-25% Prostitution 0 0 0% 1 100% 1 0% 0 100% 0 0%Public Drunkenness 71 84 15% 61-38%60-2%71 15% 54-31% Robbery 5 1-400%2 50% 3 33% 4 25% 1-300% Sexual Assault withObject 1 4 75% 0 100% 0 0% 1 100% 0 100%Shoplifting 11 17 35% 11-55%13 15% 13 0% 19 32%Simple Assault 124 116-7%142 18% 159 11% 163 2% 154-6% Statutory Rape 2 0 100% 1 100% 3 67% 1-200%0 100%Stolen Property Offenses 5 4-25%5 20% 2-150%2 0% 5 60% Theft from Building 36 24-50%26 8% 21-24%48 56% 63 24% Theft from Machine 2 3 33% 6 50% 4-50%2-100%2 0% Theft from Motor Vehicle 32 29-10%50 42% 51 2% 36-42%34-6% Theft of Motor VehicleParts 4 15 73% 18 17% 13-38%16 19% 21 24%Trespassing 12 19 37% 17-12%22 23% 18-22%18 0% Weapon Law Violations 15 16 6% 17 6% 14-21%22 36% 20-10% Wire Fraud 2 6 67% 5-20%6 17% 1-500%5 80% TOTAL OFFENSES 1846 1892 1761 2014 1889 1788
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