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As another year comes to an end and we begin a new year, we have completed the task of making a new budget.  Every year the Sheriff submits two budget requests, one for the operation of the Sheriff's Office and one for the operation of the jail. We ended the on a very positive note, we were able to complete the year well within our budget.  Our Sheriff's Office budget was about $16,000 under and the Jail was $41,888 under budget.  I've submitted this year's budget requesting about $476,000 for the Sheriff's Office and $247,000 for the operation of the jail.  The county commission met last week and approved our budget as requested.

This past year we were only able to recover a small portion of money the state owes the county for board bills on housing inmates.  The state owes Iron County over $100,000 and nearly 39 million state-wide to other Sheriff's Offices.   This is and will remain an issue we will have to deal with.

Since Probation and Parole are choosing not to revoke their probation for violations, this has increased the jail days which are not being reimbursed.  Another concern is the incarceration of prisoner's budget. With several new laws and rules in effect on August 28, 2017, and the state withholding board bill payments, this seriously affects the county's general revenue budget.

 

We have applied for and received several grants for fiscal years 2019 and 2020.  The Iron County Sheriff's Office was approved for just over $82,000 to supplement our Deputies salaries. At the present time, our deputy's annual salary is about $23,600 a year and with the supplement grant allows us to pay our deputies $30,000.  Several other smaller grants from MoDot and USDA have been applied for to assist in putting deputies on the road additional hours for traffic safety during the holidays. These grants have been a very big plus for the county. They allow us to invest in our staff which is helping us to retain highly trained and skilled deputies.  Another benefit is our deputies are choosing to make a home in the county and have become involved in many community activities.

 

Since taking office, we have been working to establish both short- and long-term operating plans.  Long term plans included infrastructure improvement, vehicle fleet improvement, and staff training.  

At present, I have been working closely with the county commission and have been able to accomplish upgrading our fleet to five Ford Explores, two trucks and four used highway patrol cars. The fleet is now all are the same color with easily recognizable markings. This has been accomplished with little cost to the county due to funds from the Law Enforcement Restitution Funds and Federal grants from the USDA. Deputies also have standardized uniforms, badges, and equipment. This was done to help our citizens recognize a member or vehicle from the Iron County Sheriff's Office.

 

Another short-term plan was to improve public confidence, criminal investigations, report writing, and community involvement.  At present, deputies attend all public events and we have sent two deputies to the School Resource Officers School. It is my intention to have all deputies trained investigators. We will be seeking additional federal grant money for this project.

 

Deputies meet the Amtrak Train north and southbound daily. Also, we will soon be able to monitor the train station from the Sheriff's Department.

 

Another issue we are currently addressing is the process of planning and funding a new jail facility. New laws are forcing counties to take action in the housing of different categories of prisoners.

 

With all the flooding the past few years and approval of the County Commission, the Sheriff's Office was able to purchase a Rescue Boat from Missouri Water Patrol.  The boat was purchased at no cost to the county using funds from a Sheriff's Special account.  The boat will be equipped with a law enforcement radio, depth finder and other rescue equipment.  With the help of the law enforcement restitution Funds, we will be sending two deputies to Basic Watercraft Operations, which includes Rescue Operations.  Once our staff is fully trained we will began working and training with each of our fire departments, Emergency Medical Services, and other related agencies.

 

The Sheriff was nominated by the Missouri Sheriff's Association to be a member of the 10 person Amber Board Alert Oversite Committee.  On January 15, 2020, Sheriff Medley went before the Senate Gubernatorial Confrontational Hearing Selection Committee and was approved. 

 

Sheriff Medley recently attended a class on the use and operations of Drones for law enforcement.  Upon completion of the class a Federal Aviation Administration test was administered and he received a Part 107 Unmanned Vehicle License.  We will be applying for a grant to purchase a drone for the Sheriff's Office.

 

We are hoping to purchase 2 new vehicles this year.  We have applied for assistance from USDA to help with the purchase of one of the vehicles. If approved the USDA grant will help pay up to 55% of the cost.  

 

We have decided to join with Washington, St Francois, Madison County, and the Missouri Highway patrol in creating a Major Case Squad.  With the limited number of local resources available within each department, this will allow us to have 10 to 15 trained investigators on scene and conducting an investigation within minutes, which quite often leads to an arrest within hours.

 

A special thank you to Chaplain Don Akers and Dr. Ralph Leigh for volunteering their services to the Iron County Sheriff's Office.

Bogus Officer shot or injured calls

OFFICE OF SHERIFF

IRON COUNTY MISSOURI 

 

TO:                     Iron County Citizens

FROM:                Sheriff Roger Medley RDM

SUBJECT:         Bogus Officer shot or injured calls

DATE:                 August 7, 2019

 

In the recent several days there have been several radio calls by someone posing as a Deputy Sheriff or Police Officer stating he is in need of assistance, that he has been shot. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office along with all surrounding state, county and municipal agencies are taking these calls serious. Only after conducting a thorough search along with contacting individual officers will the search be terminated. Once we locate the individual making the prank calls they will be arrested and face several Felony Charges.

Should you have any information, please feel free to contact me at the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, 573-546-7051 or the anonymous HOT LINE at info@ICSOMO.ORG

Town Hall Meetings

I have decided to have some Town Hall Meetings to explain the changes coming, with all the new rulings and laws and how they will affect our communities in the near future. Presiding Commissioner Scaggs, Judge Head, Prosecuting Attorney Parker and myself will present an overview of what’s to come followed by a brief question and answer session .

I have confirmed the locations for our Town Hall Meetings.

May 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm will be the Iron County Courthouse – courtroom May 14, 2019 @ 6:15pm  will be the Viburnum City Hall May 15, 2019 @ 7:00pm will be at the Annapolis Community Building

 

Sheriff Roger Medley
Iron County, Missouri
573-546-7051
rmedley@icsomo.org

New Release

On Thursday, February 21st at approximately 1:00 pm the Iron County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Belleview School Administration of a possible firearm inside the school. Deputies responded and after a thorough search recovered a single firearm. The firearm and a student were transported to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. Since the student in question was a juvenile, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office along with the Juvenile Officer conducted a thorough investigation. At this point in the investigation it did not appear the student had any intention of harming anyone.  The matter is still currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and upon competition will be forwarded to the Juvenile Court for disposition.

I do however urge people to not get there information from any other unofficial media sources, such as Facebook. The Sheriff’s Office will post information about most incidents soon as possible via Web page, newspaper and local radio channels, but only after the facts have been verified. Information being posted, not verified many times interferes with the investigation, which causes the official news release to be delayed.

SEEKING APPLICANTS

SEEKING APPLICANTS

The Iron County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Jailer. Starting pay will be $10-$13 an hour. The employment application can be found on our website www.icsomo.org under forms/documents, once the application is complete it should be sent to info@icsomo.org. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Accepting Applications

 

The Iron County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Deputy Sheriff, starting salary of $30,000 a year. The employment application can be found on our website www.icsomo.org under forms/documents, once the application is complete it can be sent to info@icsomo.org. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

 

The Iron County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time/Full Time Jailer. Starting pay will be $10.50 an hour. The employment application can be found on our website www.icsomo.org under forms/documents, once the application is complete it can be sent to info@icsomo.org. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Now Hiring

The Iron County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Jailer. Starting pay will be $10.00 an hour. The employment application can be found on our website www.icsomo.org under forms/documents, once the application is complete it can be sent to info@icsomo.org. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

A New Year brings new challenges

A New Year brings new challenges

As another new year is upon us, we have completed the task of making a new budget. Every year the Sheriff submits two budget requests, one for the operation of the Sheriff’s Office and one for the operation of the jail.  This past year we were only able to recover a small portion of money the state owes the county for board bills on housing inmates.  The state owes Iron County over $100,000 and nearly 39 million state wide to other Sheriff’s Offices.  The Sheriff submitted a budget requesting   about $480,000 for the Sheriff’s Office and $279,000 for the operation of the jail.  The county commission met last week to finalized and approve the budget.  A major concern is with the jail budget, with several new laws coming into effect on August 28, 2017, and the state with holding payments, will seriously affect the county’s general revenue budget.

 

We applied for and received several grants for 2018. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office was approved for just over $90,000 to supplement our Deputies salaries and $9,000 to purchase three of the new state required radios. Several other smaller grants from MoDot has been applied for to assist in putting deputies on the road additional hours during the holidays. These grants have been a very big plus for the county. It has allowed us to invest in our staff which has allowed us to retain highly trained and skilled deputies.  Deputy Davis attended a required MoDOT grant writing class in order to apply for additional available safety grants. All deputies live in the county and are involved in many community activities. With our staff being part of the community rather than just working here, this gives them a vested interest in Iron County.

 

 

Since taking office, I have been working to establish both short and long term operating plans. Long term plans include infrastructure improvement, vehicle fleet improvement, and staff training.  At present, we have been working closely with the county commission and have been able to upgrade the fleet to 5 new Ford Explores and four used highway patrol cars. The fleet is all are the same color with easily recognizable markings. This has been accomplished with little cost to the county due to funds from the Law Enforcement Restitution Funds and a Federal grant from the USDA. Deputies have standardized uniforms, badges, and equipment. Vehicles are clearly identifiable.

Another short term plan was to improve public confidence, criminal investigations, report writing, and community involvement. At present, deputies attend all public events and we have sent two deputies to the School Resource Officers School. It is my intention to send them through the D.A.R.E program this Fall.  We will be seeking additional federal grant money for this project which will allow the deputies to increase their time within the schools. Deputies meet the train north and southbound daily. Also, we will soon be able to monitor the train station from the Sheriff’s Department.

 

Another issue we are currently addressing is the process of planning and funding a new jail facility. New laws are forcing counties to take action in the housing of different types of prisoners.

Sheriff’s Office Staff receives Service Awards

Sheriff’s Office Staff receives Service Awards

 

Another program the Sheriff’s Office began last year, was to recognize our employees for their years of service. This award was presented during the annual Christmas party by the Presiding County Commissioner Jim Scaggs and Sheriff Roger Medley.  We are very proud to recognize the following individuals for years of faithful service:

 

 

     
 Kathy Mayberry 10 year service Deputy Scott Maxey 10 year service Anna Reynolds 10 year service
     
 Chaplain Don Akers 5 years service    Dr. Ralph Leigh 5 year service

 

 

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Deputies receive Commendations

Deputies receive Commendations

I was very pleased to submit two of our deputies, Chief Deputy Jared Debrecht and Senior Deputy Scott Maxey’s names to The National Police Hall of Fame for General Commendation Award. Deputies Debrecht and Maxey were presented the awards by Judge Randall Head, Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs and Sheriff Roger Medley, for distinguishing themselves and bringing great credit to the sheriff’s office by rescuing a three year old child from brutal attack.  The child had been physically assaulted along with an attempt to cause bodily harm. The deputies talked to the subject until they were able to position themselves so they could physically engage the individual and remove the child to obtain medical treatment.

 

   
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