In 2016, Sheriff Malphrus committed to reaching out to the community to bridge the gap between the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and citizens in the communities of Jasper. Since taking office in January 2017, Sheriff Malphrus has implemented multiple events to reach everyone. Reach and Teach classes to help citizens with fraud and identity theft, partnering with the solicitor’s office to offer expungements for specific offenders, and even participating in job fairs to help further the careers of those interested.
In 2016, Sheriff Malphrus committed to “host multiple community events to develop relationships with the citizens.” Since 2017, events like the Annual Trunk or Treat, Christmas Wish with New Destiny, Special Olympics Torch Run partnership, Annual Shop with Santa’s Heroes, Community Cookouts, Community Clippers and Cops participation, Community Teen Dance, Christmas Movie Night in the Park, Latin American Festival, Palmetto Armory Family Fun Day, Quarterly Community Meetings across the county, Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Remodel, and the Annual PetSmart Chance, and Hope and Lucky Outreach. These events have all been relationship-building opportunities for officers and citizens alike.
In 2019, Sheriff Malphrus implemented the recognition of citizens who go above and beyond in their communities by giving out ‘Citizen Awards’ during the quarterly community meetings. This is a perfect way for citizens to become directly involved with Sheriff Malphrus and the deputies as they are the lifeline to nominating these citizens. Through this relationship building, Sheriff Malphrus is able to learn about his community citizens in detail and offer this special recognition to those who work hard for their communities and serve the citizens of Jasper County.
Other accomplishments such as Shop with Santa’s Heroes and Family Fun Days are all perfect opportunities for Sheriff Malphrus’ commitment to bridging the gap with family-style events to take place. These events have been and will continue to be a big part of Sheriff Malphrus’ commitments, as it gives the officers the opportunity to truly get to know the citizens and continue to build personal relationships with everyone of all ages.