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September 12, 2013

Mulch seeks 4th term

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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.

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