Management Services

The Management Services Bureau oversees certain administrative functions of the agency and is headed by a Chief, who also serves as the agency’s General Counsel and Constitutional Policing Advisor. The Bureau is comprised of Legal Affairs, Strategic Planning and Budget, Finance, Human Resources, Public Records, and Criminal Records units.

Legal Affairs - Legal Affairs is headed by the General Counsel, who serves as the agency’s Constitutional Policing Advisor and Chief Legal Advisor. The General Counsel oversees the Senior Assistant General Counsel, Senior Staff Attorney, Staff Attorney, Management Services Bureau Coordinator, and Criminal Records unit. The Senior Assistant General Counsel supervises the Human Resources Director and Public Records Director. The attorneys in the Legal Affairs unit provide guidance and legal expertise to the Sheriff and deputies in the field, and other agency staff, in implementing policy and resolving legal issues. The attorneys also respond to SWAT call-outs and high-liability incidents. Legal Affairs reviews all agency contracts, agreements, leases, and grant applications. The unit also reviews and coordinates responses to public records requests. The attorneys publish legal bulletins to advise agency members on important legal topics and changes in the law, and conduct regular legal trainings for new hires, supervisors, specialty teams, and deputy read-offs. Legal Affairs is responsible for maintaining, reviewing and updating agency General Orders and policies to assure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and accreditation standards. Members of the unit participate in collective bargaining meetings for labor union contract negotiations, and handle all actions brought under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act and Risk Protection Orders.

Criminial Records - The Criminal Records unit is responsible for centrally managing agency records, including assisting and guiding the agency in establishing records management procedures; managing the records storage center; and ensuring the proper disposal of records following approved retention and disposition schedules.

Strategic Planning & Budget - Strategic Planning and Budget supports the operations of the Sheriff by preparing, analyzing, and managing the agency’s annual budget, developing, updating and advising on the long term strategic plan, and applying for and managing grant funding opportunities. The Chief Finance Officer oversees this unit as well as the Finance Director, and is responsible for oversight of all aspects of planning, budgeting, and grant management, including hands-on development of the annual budget.

Finance - Finance is comprised of an elite staff of professional financial staff and accountants who are responsible for executing over $175 million (including other funds) with fiscal prudence. Its sole focus is to provide first class financial services across the entire agency. The Finance unit is responsible for the financial reporting and management of the daily accounting functions including accounts receivable/payable, cash bonds, grants, inmate accounting, payroll, property records maintenance, and annual physical inventory of assets. The unit accomplishes this through retaining a talented staff with focused and disciplined accounting operations in compliance with Florida Statutes.

Human Resources - Human Resources supports servant leadership within our agency and the community we serve. We have career opportunities for a wide variety of individuals looking to grow their careers. We offer outstanding benefits and comprehensive pay. Our agency affords all members the path for advancement while providing the training you need to succeed.

When it comes to taking care of the people who support, defend and protect our community we make it our mission to insure, supplement, train, reward, plan and contribute to the well-being and future of each and every one of our members and their family. Within the last year we have processed over 1,350 applications for Certified and Civilian positions within our agency. This involves background screenings, oral boards, testing, and different process utilized for each unit. We also have an Internship Coordinator who oversees the agency’s internship program. Human Resources attends various recruitment activities throughout the State of Florida to insure diversity and inclusiveness. The agency benefits are discussed during the on boarding process.

Our unit plays a big part in overall risk management for auto, marine, aviation, tower, as well as workers compensation, FMLA, and ADA. In an effort to maintain our servant leadership culture we participate in employee relations issues, public records requests, public service information, handle all agency personnel records, and process documents for internal and external audits for grants and outside agencies as requested.

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