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BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

SHERIFF R.N. SPRINKLE 205 North Roanoke Street Fincastle, Virginia 24090 (540)473-8230 Office (540)473-2263 Fax

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Community Report Community Relations Report Crime Prevention Program Evaluation


2011
PER ADM 20.01 PER ADM 20.02 PER ADM 21.01

The Botetourt County Sheriffs Office continues to participate and remain active in the community. Some examples would include the School Resource Officer Program, regular scheduled Community Presentations (League of Aging) and the Child Identification Program (Masonic Lodge). Crime Prevention is and will continue to be an important tool to address the prevention of criminal activity, enforce county and state codes and provide county citizens with an efficient and reliable resource in times of need.

Community Concerns and Complaints


The Botetourt County Emergency Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and accepts emergency and non-emergency 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 of the request. Sheriff Sprinkle has an ongoing and receptive open door policy that welcomes comments, concerns and questions from all citizens.

Issues Affecting Law Enforcement Activities


Current budget reductions (federal, state & local) coupled with the increase of expenditures (Vehicles, Fuel, Equipment, etc.) have and continue to affect local law enforcement activities. The Botetourt County Sheriffs Office and Jail continue to operate in the Botetourt/Craig Public Safety Building, located at 205 N. Roanoke Street in Fincastle, Virginia 24090.

Community Involvement Through Crime Prevention


The Botetourt County Sheriffs Office continues to be a resource to the Community for speakers and educational programs on various topics to church, civic and business organizations. Various members of the Sheriffs Office continue to serve on a number of committees and boards in Botetourt County and in the Roanoke Valley. Those include:

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Botetourt Prevention Planning Team Botetourt Family Assessment Planning Team Botetourt Community Policy and Management Team Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board 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 Sheriffs Office continually strives to improve the working 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 organizations upon 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 is distributed 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 resources when appropriate, needed or requested.

Through combined efforts of effective Policing, Investigation and Crime Prevention, the number of overall criminal incidents was down 6.2% from the previous year.

Categories with Decreased Incidents: (Percentages from 2010 to 2011) Aggravated Assaults Bad Checks Counterfeiting/Forgery Drug Equipment Violations Forcible Sodomy Kidnapping Motor Vehicle Theft Prostitution Theft from Machine Trespassing All Other Larceny Burglary/Breaking & Entering Destruction/Vandalism Drug/Narcotic Violations Impersonation Liquor Law Violations Non-Violent Family Offenses Statutory Rape Theft from Motor Vehicle Wire Fraud

Categories with Increased Incidents: (Percentages from 2010 to 2011) Credit Card/ATM Fraud Driving under the Influence Forcible Rape Incest Juvenile Runaway Pornography Robbery Simple Assault Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts Disorderly Conduct Embezzlement Gambling Intimidation Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Public Drunkenness Sexual Assault with Object Theft from Building Weapon Law Violations

Categories with Equal/No Change in incidents: (Percentages from 2010 to 2011) All Other Offenses Curfew Violations Forcible Fondling (Child) Obtain Money/False Pretenses Pocket Picking Stolen Property Offenses Arson Extortion Justifiable Homicide Peeping Tom Shoplifting

OFFENSE
Aggravated Assault All Other Larceny All Other Offenses Arson Bad Checks Burglary/Breaking Entering Counterfeiting/Forging Curfew Violations Credit Card/ATM Fraud Destruction/Vandalism Disorderly Conduct Driving Under the Influence Drug Equipment Violations Drug/Narcotic Violations Embezzlement Extortion Forcible Fondling (Child) Forcible Rape Forcible Sodomy Gambling/Equipment Violations Impersonation Incest Intimidation Justifiable Homicide Juvenile Runaway Kidnapping Liquor Law Violations Motor Vehicle Theft Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter Non-Violent Family Offenses Obtain Money/False Pretense Peeping Tom Pocket Picking Pornography/Obscene Material Prostitution Public Drunkenness Robbery Sexual Assault with Object Shoplifting Simple Assault Statutory Rape Stolen Property Offenses Theft from Building Theft from Machine Theft from Motor Vehicle Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts Trespassing Weapon Law Violations Wire Fraud

2006
15 210 658 3 19 59 20 2 14 196 10 90 3 177 9 0 11 1 2 0 3 0 5 0 36 2 26 21 0 16 37 0 0 0 0 90 0 0 13 186 1 3 30 11 34 18 27 23 1

2007
13 203 672 4 33 56 16 2 17 171 17 56 1 150 3 0 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 29 4 16 15 1 8 23 0 0 1 0 71 5 1 11 124 2 5 36 2 32 4 12 15 2

CHANGE -13% -3% 2% 33% 74% -5% -20% 0% 21% -13% 70% -38% -67% -15% -67% -64% 300% 0%

2008
13 217 543 3 26 47 19 1 17 223 15 47 3 211 11 0 7 6 7 0 5 1 0 0 18 7 41 18 0 12 31 0 1 4 0 84 1 4 17 116 0 4 24 3 29 15 19 16 6

CHANGE 0% 7% -19% -25% -21% -16% 19% -50% 0% 30% -12% -16% 200% 41% 267% 75% 50% 250%

2009
10 162 539 2 11 80 19 0 22 174 17 43 2 145 8 1 6 7 2 0 11 0 22 1 24 2 29 16 0 11 31 0 0 2 1 61 2 0 11 142 1 5 26 6 50 18 17 17 5

CHANGE -23% -25% -1% -33% -58% 70% 0% -100% 29% -22% 13% -9% -33% -31% -27% 100% -14% 17% -71%

2010
19 154 742 4 18 84 25 1 11 189 11 71 6 180 4 0 7 2 2 0 5 0 18 0 3 1 27 18 0

CHANGE 90% -5% 38% 100% 64% 5% 32% 200% -50% 9% -35% 65% 200% 24% -50% -100% 17% -71% 0%

2011
17 118 744 4 10 64 12 1 12 133 13 74 2 153 11 0 7 3 0 1 1 2 19 0 14 0 18 14 1

CHANGE -11% -23% 0% 0% -44% -24% -52% 0% 9% -30% 18% 4% -67% -15% 175% 0% 50% -100% 100% -80% 200% 6% 367% -100% -33% -22% 100% -10% 0%

0% -100% -19% 100% -38% -29% 100% -50% -38%

67% 100%

-38% 75% 156% 20% -100% 50% 35% 100% 300% 18% -80% 300% 55% -6% -100% -20% -33% 50% -9% 275% 58% 7% 200%

120% -100% 2200% 100% 33% -71% -29% -11%

-55% -18% -100% -88% -50% -7% 13%

-8% 0% -100% -50% 100% -27% 100% -100% -35% 22% 200% 25% 8% 100% 72% 20% -11% 6% -17%

10 29 0 0 1 1 60 3 0 13 159 3 2 21 4 51 13 22 14 6

-9% -6%

9 29 0 0 5 0 71 4 1 13 163 1 2 48 2 36 16 18 22 1

100% -21% 500% 100% -15% -33% 100% 67% 20% -82% -6% -78% -56% -35% 100%

-50% 0% -2% 50%

400% -100% 18% 33% 100% 0% 3% -67% 0% 129% -50% -29% 23% -18% 57% -83%

18% 12% 200% -60% -19% -33% 2% -28% 29% -18% 20%

TOTAL OFFENSES

2082

1846

1892

1761

2014

1889