When it comes to protecting the lives, liberty and finances of Taney County, no one knows the job or does it better than Jimmie.
Over 1.5 million dollars in grants secured for the Sheriff’s Office—securing equipment, Internet crime task force, bullet proof vests, Tasers, etc.
Use of private prisoner transport companies to transport out of state inmates—saving over $100,000
Contracting with private inmate food service company—reducing inmate meals from $3.00 average to $1.50 per meal, saving $328,5000 a year
Installation of state wide digital radio system in Sheriff’s dispatch and vehicles allowing state wide communication during emergencies
Installation of computer systems in patrol cars allowing officers access to records while in their vehicles—able to complete reports in vehicles instead of returning to office, which keeps officers on patrol and provides continual tracking of patrol vehicles
Installation of new Conceal Carry Permit system reducing wait time for return of criminal histories from 45 days to one day or less
Installation of commissary for prisoners allowing an additional $100,000 reduction in the jail budget per year
Housing prisoners from other agencies, which brings in additional revenue to Taney County and helps offset expenses