n Increased revenue for fines and fees by over 400 percent.
n Collected $15 million for out of county housing. All monies collected from 2002-2012 equal $16.5 million for general corporate.
n Acquired about $1 million in equipment for the sheriff's office at a county expense of less than $5,000 from a federal surplus program.
n To date, instrumental in acquiring $3 million in grant funding for prevention, intervention and security efforts.
n Implemented the Project Rescue program for alzheimer's and dementia patients. Ten units have been deployed.
n Created and implemented the LENS (Local Emergency Notification System), which works in conjunction with the “A Child is Missing” program.
n Worked in conjunction with Rend Lake College to establish the “Inside Out” program at the Justice Center to decrease recidivism.
n Secured and updated detention housing contracts with Cook County, United States Marshal Service, and Immigration Customs Enforcement agencies.
n Implemented a dress code for the Jefferson County Courthouse enhancing respect within the courthouse and court rooms.
n Implemented the “Offender Watch” program, a sex offender registration, management and community notification program.
Deputy Joey Porter previously announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for sheriff and two Republicans — John Lewis and John Scott — will be seeking that party's nomination in the March 2014 primary.