Office of the Sheriff County of Monroe - Monroe County

Office of the Sheriff County of Monroe - Monroe County

Office of the SheriffCounty of MonroeAnnual Report2010Patrick M. O’FlynnSHERIFF

“Respect, Integrity, Teamwork andExcellence (RITE) are the valueswhich I expect each and every employeeof the Sheriff’s Office to practicewith their fellow workers and withyou, the community that we serve.”Sheriff Patrick M. O’FlynnThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to making ourcommunity a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. The dedicationof our employees and others in local law enforcement assistsin achieving those goals.This annual report will provide insight into the services offered bythe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and a review of the process andthe progress we have made during the past year.You may access this report and other related information on ourweb site:

ExecutiveCommand StaffWilliam E. SanbornUndersheriffSteven ScottChief DeputyPolice BureauMichael J. RadlerCommanderStaff ServicesRonald W. Harling Jr.SuperintendantJail BureauMichael WoodChiefCourt Security BureauGary CarpinoChiefCivil BureauMissionThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is committed to securinga safe community and maintaining the trust and respect ofthose we serve by providing exemplary law enforcement andcorrectional services.VisionThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office achieves excellence in service and operations byanticipating and responding to the ever-changing needs of our community.Stephen KosterMajor-Police BureauJohn CaceciMajor-Jail BureauEdward Krenzer Jr.Major-Jail Bureau

New UndersheriffOn February 24th Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn announced theappointment of Captain William Sanborn as the Sheriff'sOffice new Undersheriff.Undersheriff Sanborn is a 21-year veteran of the Sheriff'sOffice who began his career in 1989 He most recentlyserved as the Zone C commander.Undersheriff Sanborn worked in many different areasincluding CIS, Internal Affairs, and as watch commanderin Zone A and C.Undersheriff Sanborn earned his Masters Degree fromSUNY Brockport, and is an FBI National Academygraduate.New York State Sheriff’s Association AwardsIn December of 2010, each Bureauwas asked to review and submitrecommendations for the New York StateSheriff’s Association (NYSSA) annualawards program. The awards programconsists of eight individual awards, manyof which are bureau specific. The NYSSAreceived submissions from the sixty–twoCounty Sheriff’s Offices across New YorkState. A Sheriff’s Office should consideritself lucky if one of its members receivesan award. The year 2010 would prove tobe a profound year for the Monroe CountySheriff’s Office, as an unprecedented fiveout of eight awards were taken home byits members. On Tuesday, January 25,the award recipients, along with many oftheir family members, Sheriff O’Flynn,Undersheriff Sanborn and several othermembers of the Sheriff’s Office, traveledto Albany for the awards luncheon. SheriffO’Flynn was quite busy at the podium,as he recognized each individual awardrecipient. Montgomery County SheriffMichael Amato, while receiving one ofthe remaining three awards commented,“It’s nice to see Sheriff O’Flynn did notput in a recommendation for this award.”Award WinnersDeputy of the YearCourt Officer of the YearCorrection Officer of the YearCivil Deputy of the YearVine Coordinator of the YearDeputy Jonathan StrongDeputy Frank TrincaSergeant Terry HayesSergeant Philip GombattoEdward Ignari

Police BureauCommunity Services UnitTraffic EnforcementZone SubstationsSpecial Operations• Traffic Enforcement/Tactical Unit• Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit• DWI Enforcement UnitSpecial Services Group• Marine Unit• Parks Unit• Snowmobile Unit• Mounted Unit• Bicycle Unit• ATV/Ranger Unit• Motorcycle Unit• Boater & Snowmobile Safety EducationSpecialized UnitsInternal AffairsAirport Security UnitCriminal Investigation Section• Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T)• Self Contained Underwater BreathingApparatus (S.C.U.B.A.)• Hostage Recovery Team (H.R.T)• BOMB Squad &• Weapons of Mass Destruction Mitigation• Canine Unit (K9)Specialized Units• Major Crimes Unit• Economic Crimes Unit• Sex Offender Tracking• JTTF (Joint Terrorism Task Force)• Accident Reconstruction Unit• Technical Services Unit• SAFIS - Finger Print Analysis• GRANET - Narcotics Investigations• Internet Crimes against Children• Financial Crimes Unit• Warrant Unit• Zone Substation Investigations• Computer Crimes Unit• Victim Assistance• Juvenile Delinquency• Fire Investigations Unit• Pistol Permit• Polygraph Unit• IMPACT - Child Crime Investigations

Motorcycle UnitMounted PatrolSnowmobile UnitSheriff’s Honor GuardSTAR Student AwardsMonroe County JailSheriff’s Awards CeremonySheriff’s Summer Camp

Police BureauThe primary law enforcement responsibilities of the Police Bureau are the roadpatrol and criminal investigations. The bureau also provides support functionsand specialized police activities in other areas including the county parks, GreaterRochester International Airport, area waterways, and many others which are describedin this report.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Police Bureau proudly serves all of the residents,commuters, and visitors of Monroe County. We are committed to securing a safecommunity and maintaining the trust and respect of those we serve by providingexemplary law enforcement services. We will continue to achieve excellence inservice and operations by anticipating and responding to the ever-changing needs ofour community, all while maintaining focus on our core values of “Respect, Integrity,Teamwork, and Excellence”. These core values are what we believe and what westand for!Population ServedThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Police Bureau proudly serves all of theresidents, commuters, and visitors of Monroe County. We are committed tosecuring a safe community and maintaining the trust and respect of those we serveby providing exemplary law enforcement services. We will continue to achieveexcellence in service and operations by anticipating and responding to the everchangingneeds of our community, all while maintaining focus on our core valuesof “Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence”. These core values are what webelieve and what we stand for!Zone A789 Linden AvePittsfordZone B245 Summit Pt. Dr.HenriettaZone C4201 Buffalo Rd.Chili

2010 HighlightsNew Sub StationIn November the new Zone C Substation opened which covers thewest side of Monroe County. This substation, located at 2330 S. UnionStreet in the town of Ogden replaced the station that was located onBuffalo Road in the Town of Chili.The new location is geographically centered in the patrol area it coversand built with a twenty-year expansion theme for future growth.Shoplifting Ring BustedA pro-active undercover detail titled “Pawn Breakers” was commencedin September of 2010. After an extensive, labor intensive investigationseven search warrants were executed where thousands of dollars worthof stolen property was confiscated along with the freezing of numerousbank accounts containing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.Eleven suspects were arrested and charged with numerous crimes.Deputy Shot Responding to Family Trouble CallOn January 8, 2010, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6900 block ofthe Fourth Section Road in the Town of Sweden for a report of shotsbeing fired from a house. Deputies quickly set up a perimeter andcalled for additional units as the shots continued.A short time later, Deputy Jon Strong radioed that he had been shot.A civilian in the house Deputy Strong was using for cover had alsobeen shot. A plan to extract the two wounded victims was successfuland with the help of the K-9, SWAT team and a hostage negotiator thesuspect was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.2010 Calls for Service:204,166Crime Stats 2010Uniform Traffic Tickets (UTT) 31,452DWI Arrests 665Felony Arrests 715Warrants Served (zones) 1,219Society Crimes1755Narcotics Money Seized $799,830Major Crime Unit Cases 205Person Crimes1708Sex Offender Felony Arrests 19Property Crimes7544Tech. Services Unit Cases 984Field Interview Forms (FIFs) 641SWAT Activations 5BWI Arrests 7

Jail BureauThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Jail Bureau is responsible for the care andcustody of inmates confined by Monroe county, village, town and city courts,the New York State Division of Parole, and inmates held by agencies such as theU.S. Marshals, Immigration, and other counties. Staff provides security, prisonertransportation, medical care, inmate rehabilitation, record keeping, religious needs,visitation and other support activities. The Jail Bureau consists of three facilities,the downtown jail commonly referred to as MCJ, the Monroe Correctional Facilityknown as MCF, and the Rochester Psychiatric Center.OverviewMonroe County Jail is designed to house approximately 1,100 inmates. Theseinmates are either unsentenced or classified as high risk. The facility iscentrally located downtown in close proximity to the county court system. MonroeCorrectional Facility is designed to hold approximately 400 inmates. These inmatesare generally sentenced, and are classified as low risk inmates. Inmates sentenced toweekend incarceration are generally housed at MCF. The focus of rehabilitation andtraining occurs at this facility, preparing inmates for reintroduction into society with agoal of reduced recidivism.The Jail Bureau drove efficiency in all services and looking forward, the JailBureau will continue to provide the community the best correctional systempossible, balancingcorrections needs withcommunity needs. Criticalanalysis will continuelooking for improvementsin all processes. The 500men and women of theJail Bureau serve thecommunity with pride,fulfilling the core valuesof Respect, Integrity,Teamwork and Excellence(R.I.T.E.)Monroe County Correctional Facility

Jail Bureau StatsInmates Processed 13,364Inmate Releases 13,643Parole Violators Processed 612Inmate visits 47,000Inmate Days worked 1,300Commissary Commissions $465,516Inmate ProgramsInmate VisitationPrisoner TransportInmate Work ProgramsChemical DependencyEducational ProgramsVocational ProgramsRehabilitation DepartmentFood ServiceJail Bureau HighlightsThe year 2010 can best be described as a year of efficiencies. With a constrained budget, the Jail Bureau was charged with reviewingprocesses, work flows and ways of doing business in an attempt to continue delivering the same level of service with less. I amproud to say, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Jail Bureau accomplished this and more.Our first review was staff deployment. Looking at roles and responsibilities, we realigned staff to create better, more efficient andeffective staffing patterns. Organisational units were re configured to make a betterbusiness flow. This was done despite significant staffing vacancies. Individual unitswere organized in such a manner as to be interoperable with other units. Overall, thebusiness flow was improved.Another home grown project that fuelled significant positive change and growthwas an electronic payroll project. Again, a group of Monroe County Jail Bureau staffmembers were identified and charged with the task of creating an electronic roster.This goal was further expanded to provide electronic payroll functions as well as realtime reports, giving supervisors additional tools to efficiently schedule and deploystaff. The project was a huge success. Now, when a supervisor creates a platoonroster, all available staff and their status is transparent. Staff levels are now more appropriatelybalanced and deployed with a reduction in waste. The project effectivelycreated a roster system that is now an electronic, real-time system.Lastly, the Monroe Correctional Facility floor plan was reviewed for inefficiencies.Both staff and inmate areas alike were identified and plans were created to improvethe overall efficiency of the facility. A consultant was hired who transferred the ideato plans. Additionally, the project will improve the overall safety of the facility, a real benefit for staff.In 2010, the Monroe County Jail once again completed the year under budget, a task that seemed insurmountable at the start ofthe year. Staff efforts and focused attention resulted in 2010 being a year of change for the Monroe County Jail. The end result wasa more efficient and effective facility.

Civil BureauThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Civil Bureau is an agencythat aggressively seeks and develops partnerships withthe community to satisfy their need for delivery of qualityenforcement and service of process.The Civil Bureau is the sole entity in Monroe County thathas jurisdiction in all Monroe County Courts. As such, wehave statutory authority to act as the enforcement officerfor all courts within the County of Monroe.The Civil Bureau’s responsibilities fall within two distinctareas; the Service of Process and Enforcement. The serviceof process could include but is not limited to the service ofsummons, subpoenas, petitions and orders. Enforcementcould include, but is not limited to Evictions, IncomeExecutions, Property Executions, Seizures, and Warrants ofCivil Arrest. All deputies are highly trained and motivated,and are Police Certified.Civil Bureau HighlightsIn 2010 the Civil Bureau experienced significant growthin collections totaling $9,197,946.91. Operating and staffingcosts were reduced to just $98,000 for the year based onbureau revenue of $974,146.76. There were 13,913 processand enforcement actions handled placing consistent demandon Deputies and Civilian staff. Every member in the bureauworked together as a team to deliver consistent, timely andsuperior service to the community.Process improvements and additional staffing accelerated collectionactivity on garnishments. The average time line to processand serve an income execution was reduced from a twentyday window down to a two day window creating improvedcollection results.The Civil Bureau actively participated in the NYSSA conferencesand Civil Schools keeping abreast of changes to Statelaws and meeting on-going educational requirements prescribedby the New York State Sheriff’s Association.Court SecurityThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office-Court Security Bureau isresponsible for providing a safe and secure environment at theHall of Justice, court occupied areas of the Monroe County PublicSafety Building, Appellate Court, and the Civic Center Complex.The Court Security Bureau is comprised of nine divisions:• Appellate Division• Family Court Division• HOJ West Division• Integrated Security Management Division• Public Safety Building Division• Rochester City Court Division• Supreme Civil Court Division• Supreme / County Criminal Court Division• Weapon Screening DivisionCourt Security StatsArrests 37Misc. Incidents 105Firearms Confiscated 576Knives Confiscated 3,470Drug Paraphernalia 62First Responder Calls 106Court Security is responsible for the physical protection of judges,court personnel, attorneys, juries, witnesses, and citizens who utilizethe court system. In 2010 Court Security screened 650,007 individualsentering the courthouses. This does not include attorneys, police/peace officers, or other individuals designated to by-pass screening.This is a 4% increaseover 2009. This yearwas the first full yearin which Court Securityprovided magnetometerscreening forMonroe County JailVisits. This changein procedure provedto be invaluable indeterring contrabandfrom entering the correctionalfacility.

Civil Bureau StatsCivil Arrest Warrant 62Citation 33Contempt Order 12Eviction 90Grand Jury Subpoena 21Income Executions 8,979Notice Of Motion 91Notice Of Petition 28Order of Protection 246Order of Seizure 252Property Executions 472Order To Show Cause 105Subpoena 332Types of Process Served• Court Orders• Divorces• Orders of Protection• Subpoenas• SummonsEnforcement Actions• Child Custody• Civil Arrest Warrants• Evictions• Income Executions• Orders of Seizure• Property Executions• Public Health Laws• Real Estate Sales• Utility Shutoffs2010 Property ExecutionsServedGeneral Demands 460Property Sold at Sheriff’s SaleReal Estate 2Personal Property 3Property ExecutionsPersonal Property 22Court Security HighlightsThe Court Security Bureau created a new divisionas a result of the expansion of Monroe CountyFamily Court. Much needed courtroom space wasconstructed to accommodate child support andvisitation matters. This division was staffed withouthiring additional security personnel.Camera surveillance was added to monitor thewaiting areas of Monroe County Family Court. Theadditional cameras enhanced deputies’ ability tomonitor the entire waiting area of a very emotionaland volatile court environment.Court Security personnel developed andimplemented a comprehensive building lockdown procedure. These added policies andprocedures enhanced current emergency protocols.The Court Security Bureau as a whole worked veryhard at decreasing overtime expenditures. Therewas a 9% decrease in overtime from 2009 to2010. We continue to develop ways to manageovertime in a prudent manner without upgrade certain areas through the MonroeCounty Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Many of ourrecommendations fall within the planned CIP andwill also be addressed through the Office of CourtAdministration.The Court Security Bureau completed 5,267 hours ofin service training in 2010. This training consisted ofrequired recertification in firearms, taser, and certifiedfirst responder. Training in various other topics wasconducted as well.These highlights and many other bureau activitieswere in keeping with our Vision for the CourtSecurity Bureau, “…to set the standard for all lawenforcement agencies serving the judicial system, by leading the way in professional developmentthrough accreditation, enhanced training, andstate-of-the-art equipment. All of our energy willbe devoted to providing the safest and most securecourt environments possible.”Court Security personnel assessed our currenttechnological needs and made recommendations

Staff ServicesSince the re-organization plan of August (2004 2010) the StaffServices Bureau has conducted business as an independent bureau.The Staff Services Bureau is charged with administrative functionswith multi-bureau responsibility. Cooperation among all bureaus is anecessity for the success of not only Staff Services but the other fourbureaus and ultimately the entire Office of Sheriff.There is a tremendous amount of work that is accomplished by thededicated men and women of the Staff Services Bureau. The MonroeCounty Sheriff’s Office core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamworkand Excellence are exhibited by the members of the Staff ServicesBureau on a daily basis.Awards Ceremony:The eighth annual awards luncheon was held on September 16, 2010and attended by 230 people. Twenty-eight (28) awards were presentedby the Sheriff and Undersheriff. The awards luncheon and programwere funded in part by the police, jail and court unions, the Sheriff’sFoundation, ticket sales and a challenge coin.Civil Service & County Human Resources Liaison:The Staff Services Bureau is the liaison with County Civil Service andcoordinates the entry level sworn examinations for all bureaus andprocesses all new sworn hires. Qualifications and job descriptions areroutinely reviewed to ensure positions are commensurate with the skillset of the needed workforce.Promotional Process Management:The Staff Services Bureau Chief is charged with managing theSheriff’s Office promotional process. The bureau chief and thecommand officer work closely with civil service in identifying thosepromotional positions that need to be tested. Once a position has beenidentified for competitive examination, Staff Services develops theexaminations. Dr. Nancy Abrams is responsible to ensure that thepromotional process is fair and impartial and represents the neededskills for the promotional position.In 2010, Staff Services conducted five promotional exams resultingin the promotion of six employees.Conclusion:With a limited budget the Sheriff’s Office continued to find ways tooffer training while staying within budget. Training and teaching areparamount to the success of any agency and the Sheriff’s Office isno exception. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is second to nonein New York State and has a national reputation as an elite agency.It is because of our training and our dedication to maintaining thosehigh standards that sets us apart. We are one of the best for severalreasons. Those reasons start with the recruitment process, continuethrough the academy and follow throughout a career with yearlytraining to educate, refresh and motivate our employees. In short,our status as an elite agency is due to our commitment to excellence.Excellence in everything we do. The budget outlook for 2011 is bleak and will require us to meet training mandates in much thesame way as we did in 2010.The men and women who work in Staff Services are dedicated members of the Sheriff’s Office and work diligently to providethe needed support services to the other four bureaus. They are proud of the accomplishments of 2010 and are ready to face thechallenges of 2011.

S. O. A. R.Sheriff’s Office Association of Retirees’S(the Sheriff’s Office Association ofSOAR Retirees) purpose is to promote fellowshipbetween members, keep abreastof the current advancements being madewithin the agency and to render voluntaryassistance to the Sheriff’s Office.The organization was formed in Marchof 1980 when several retirees formed anorganization that would allow retireesto meet on a regular basis. At the firstgathering, 34 retirees met at the MonroeCounty Jail, created by-laws and selecteda nominating committee consistingof retired Investigator Jeanette Ferraro,retired Major Norman Doe and retiredSergeant Carl Clapp.On January 6, 1981, retired CriminalInvestigation Division InvestigatorJeanette Ferraro was elected as the firstPresident of S.O.A.R. Other executiveofficers were retired Sergeant RobertS.O.A.R. Mission StatementTo honor those who have servedthe community of Monroe County,New York thru their professionaldedicated work within the Civil,Court, Jail, Police & StaffServices Bureaus which guidesour purpose to promote comradelyand fellowship between membersand to stay current on thoseactivities which enrich the lives ofcurrent and retired members of theMonroe County Sheriff’s Office.Crowder (Vice-President), Marge Sodeman (Secretary) andEdward Sadden (Treasurer).Through annual luncheons, dinners andpicnics, the membership has grown to 185individuals.A modest $20 annual membership feevirtually pays for itself in that the annualend of year dinner is free to all membersin good standing along with the generousinvitation, at no cost, to the MCDSAannual summer picnic.S.O.A.R. expresses sincere appreciationto the Monroe County Deputy Sheriff’sAssociation MCDSA (Jail & Civil Union)that continues to offer office space andclerical support to S.O.A.R. through-outits existence.The Foundation has been in existencesince 1991. It is a non-profit organization,which was formed by Sheriff AndrewP. Meloni and Undersheriff Sheriff(now Sheriff ) Patrick O’Flynn, and agroup of respected community businessleaders. Its premise is simple: to helpfund special Sheriff’s Office programsand projects which are not possible withcounty funding alone. Donations to theFoundation help enhance CommunityServices programs on crime prevention,drug /alcohol awareness and safetyeducation. The Foundation also providesfunding for the following programs:• The Sheriff’s Explorers (ascout program for young adultsinterested in law enforcement).• Sheriff’s Summer Camp youthwith sleeping bags, duffel bagsand other camp items.• Citizens and clergy academies.• The D.A.R.E. (Drug AbuseResistance Education) programfor 9-11 year olds by purchasingcomputer equipment and studentsupplies.

Patrick M. O’FlynnSHERIFFMonroe County Sheriff’s Office130 Plymouth Ave. SouthRochester, New York

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