Operations Division Support Unit
The support unit is made up of
fourteen (14) employees who operate four (4) sections consisting of
Training, Quartermaster/Asset Inventory, Records/Word Processing, and Fleet
The Training Bureau
conducts all local law enforcement education and training. Training not only
consists of basic police education, but areas of specialization. Deputies are
trained in firearms safety and use, first aid to include CPR, crowd control,
defensive tactics, and in-service law enforcement courses.
Training also provides all similar
training to Corrections Officer. The Stark County Sheriff's Office
conducts Basic Police Officer and Correction Officer Academies.
In 2008 one Corrections Officer Basic Training Academy was held. FEMA
Courses IS - 100, 200, 700, and 800 classes were given to update those personnel
who must complete those courses of instruction.
Training is an on-going obligation in
law enforcement and continued training and education are viewed as a vital
ingredient to the professional growth of the Stark County Sheriff's Office
staff. Many officers attended training in addition to the forty (40) hours
of in-service training that was provided.
The Quartermaster and Asset Inventory Bureau
provides all uniforms and special equipment necessary for the entire law
enforcement mission of the Stark County Sheriff's Office, as well as the
inventory of all items for the Sheriff's Office
The Records Bureau was staffed by
three (3) clerks and a supervisor in 2008. The supervisor oversees both
the Record Department and the Word Processing Department. Their purpose is
to process all traffic accidents, citations, warnings and booking reports in a
timely fashion. They are the first point of contact at the Sheriff's
Office for any persons entering the building. The clerks answer questions
and provide copies of accident and incident reports, upon request, to the
public, other police agencies, and the courts.
The Word Processing Bureau was
staffed by seven (7) clerks. They type reports that have been dictated by
the deputies in a timely manner. They also transcribe interviews that are
tape recorded by the deputies. It is a priority that these reports and
interview transcriptions be extremely accurate. They enter pertinent
information into the computer system so that anyone can locate any given report
at any time
RECORDS AND WORD PROCESSING
Records and Word Processing handled 14,733 incident and accident reports in the year 2008
Vehicle Maintenance provides
preventative maintenance, daily upkeep, repair and fueling
of the Stark County Sheriff's Office fleet.
The average patrol car travels appx 31,000 miles per year.
In 2008 the vehicle fleet consisted of:
1 Mobile Command Post
1 Freightliner Diesel Truck
1 unmarked GMC Yukon
2 unmarked Vehicles (Tahoe and Caprice)
7 marked Expeditions
8 unmarked Taurus
5 marked Taurus
30 marked Patrol Cruisers
8 marked Transport Vans
1 unmarked Transport Van
3 marked County Blazers
19 marked Plain Township Cruisers
1 unmarked Plain Township Vehicle
2 marked Pickup Trucks
4 riding mower tractors
1 marked radar speed trailer
1 marked storage trailer
2 marked DARE vehicles, 1 marked pickup truck, 10 unmarked vehicles, 1 boat, 1
boat trailer, 4 Yamaha 4 wheel ATV, 2 marked golf carts, 1 maintenance trailer,
1 vehicle handler, 1 Polaris, 1 Kawasaki.