The Administrative Office oversees a variety of administrative and strategic functions of the Sheriff’s Office (which includes E-911, Animal Control, Victim Witness) including:
- Finance and budget services for 4 divisions, such as developing and preparing the annual budget, processing accounts payable and receivable and producing financial reports.
- Human resources and payroll, creating and maintaining personnel records, processing payroll, answering employees’ questions about benefits, and working with hiring managers during the hiring process.
- Grant and contract management, such as seeking, securing, implementing and reporting grant funding, and managing governing and related documentation and agreements (memorandum of understandings, joint powers of agreement, request for board actions, requests for proposals, etc.). Grants help pay for equipment not budgeted such as E-911 Center upgrades, mobile radio upgrades, police mobile laptops, armored vests and communication repeater towers.
- Planning and policy analysis, including performance measures, strategic planning, research and analysis and managing new and emerging department initiatives.
- Oversees the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP promotes the emotional well-being of all employees and their families by providing a variety of services. Confidential services include individual counseling, family counseling, stress management, trauma counseling, critical incident debriefing, work place issue counseling, crisis response, and professional concerns. The EAP Peer Support Program offers informal confidential assistance via specifically trained colleagues.
- Creates and maintains all training records including deputy re-certifications, E-911 training and re-certifications, working closely with the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, Department of Criminal Justice and The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO).