Loudoun County, VA – Sheriff Michael L. Chapman released highlights of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) first 100-days of accomplishments since he took office on January 1st. The following accomplishments were part of Sheriff Chapman’s goals to deliver Service, Technology, Efficiency, and Professionalism (STEP-UP) to the agency.
•Helped secure approval of Western Loudoun Station- will greatly increase deputy availability.
•Scheduled training to expand D.A.R.E. into Middle Schools beginning next year.
•Initiated a dedicated SWAT Team for emergency call-outs & to assist busy patrol shifts. (FY-13)
•Intensive cold-case reviews.
•Decentralized Community Resource Unit- to serve area stations better.
•Decentralized Adult Crime Prevention Unit- to serve area stations better. (April)
•Arranged Officer Safety Symposium, attended by all County Law Enforcement agencies.
•Invited FBI Domestic Terrorism Unit to monthly Criminal Investigations Division meetings.
•Established forensic training program with FBI in support of Crime Scene Unit.
•Helped secure a School Resource Officer at John Champe High School.
•Used social media in communications & increased followers, began tracking for measurement.
•Creating request for proposal for new Computer Aided Dispatch/Records Management System.
•Implemented training for Narcotics Unit regarding real-time connectivity among other agencies.
•Secured approval of additional Forensic Computer Specialist to further enhance investigations.
•Secured Crime & Financial Analyst position.
•Developed liaison with El Paso Intelligence Center for instantaneous intelligence data sharing.
•Developing innovative agency website to further improve outreach and communication.
•Developed and implemented district-based daily crime reports for County Board of Supervisors.
•Implemented media matrix to track effectiveness of community outreach.
•Saved taxpayers $15,078 with multiple swearing-in ceremonies for personnel during their shifts.
•Opening Phase II of the Adult Detention Center (ADC) four-months ahead of schedule.
•Returned inmates housed outside of Loudoun to the ADC earlier than projected, saving $16,000.
•Saved nearly $40,000 in local funds using inmate workforce to install double bunking at ADC.
•Achieved success in obtaining approval of night shift differential for LCSO Deputies & civilians.
•Installing Video Visitation Equipment in Phase I, maintaining continuity of service at the ADC.
•Trained two ADC deputies to be inspection-certified Fire Marshals to perform fire inspections.
•Introduced savings to taxpayers by preparing some foods at ADC instead of purchasing items.
•Successful in obtaining approval of full-time cook at Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
•Saved a projected $59,463 with Patrol work schedule changing to 4 squads instead of 6. (FY-13)
•Developed program to reduce hold-over time 70% with more efficient patrol schedules. (FY-13)
•Removed flex-scheduling for court.
•Will train full-time SWAT team during normal work hours in order to reduce overtime. (FY-13)
•Removed Emergency Vehicle Operations Team on-call pay by outsourcing with private contract.
•Audited monetary accounts in Special Investigations Section by VA State Police.
•Ensured design for Administrative Offices & Dispatch Center stayed on schedule.
•All above modernizations will result in a projected savings to taxpayers of $467,855.
•Further developed Loudoun Sheriff’s Office partnership with Federal & local agencies.
•Established LCSO Speaker’s Bureau to work with area colleges & conduct community outreach.
•Modified LCSO Applicant section to expand recruiting efforts through colleges & US military.
•Created Standard Operating Procedures regarding Clandestine Lab Seizures.
•Developing program of consistent leadership for all sworn supervisors.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will continue to find ways to improve our service to the community. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact Liz Mills, Director of Media Relations and Communications, at [email protected]