May 2019 Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population

June 12, 2019

May 2019 Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population

The Sheriff’s Office monthly statistics reflect the ongoing work that is being done to stop the diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal marijuana market, address the mental health needs of the community and reduce the impact the jail population is having on inmate assaults on staff and other inmates.

The month of May, the Behavioral Health Connect (BHCON) Unit visited the inmates in the Veterans Ward to introduce themselves and let the inmates know they are a community resource for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis with the goal of preventing unnecessary incarceration. 

El Paso County Jail Population and Inmate Assaults on Inmates and Staff May 2019 Statistics:
• Average Daily Population (ADP) 1562 inmates
• Inmate Bookings – 1870 / Inmate Releases – 1758
• 6 Inmate vs. Staff Assaults resulting in 2 injuries to staff
• 12 Inmate vs. Inmate Assaults with 8 resulting in injuries to inmates
• 14 Inmate vs. Inmate Fights with 9 resulting in injuries to inmates

Behavioral Health Connect Program (BHCON) May 2019 statistics:
• Responded to 44 calls for service
• Provided services to 32 clients
• Attempted 26 follow-ups with clients
• 23 clients were treated on scene and provided mental health resources
• 5 clients were transferred to a local medical facility or psychiatric hospital
• 1 client arrested

Illegal and Black-Market Marijuana Enforcement May 2019 statistics:
• 9 Search Warrants and 1 Knock and Talk Compliance Check
• 1,053 plants seized (Street Value of $1,053,000 at $1,000 per plant)
• .75 pounds of processed marijuana seized (Street Value of $2,625 at $3500 per pound)
• $12,118 cash seized
• 1 Arrest

MR 19-064