The Chief of Administration and Legal Affairs plans and executes a comprehensive range of administrative services that support the mission of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
The Chief of Administration also serves as principal advisor to the Sheriff on administrative matters, providing guidance on the management and use of the agency’s financial, manpower, physical resources, and administrative policies, procedures and practices. The offices that comprise administration provide support responsible for all logistical operations, including contract services, procurement, records and files management, budgets and information systems.
Training, Background & Recruitment Division
The Training, Background & Recruitment Division (TB&R) was created in 2014 to more specifically target manpower needs. TB&R manages all staffing for careers at the agency.
- The Training Section identifies agency employee training needs, locates and engages the industry’s most effective and up-to-date training resources, and coordinates the ongoing training of current officers, supervisors, civilian employees, and vendors.
- The Background and Recruitment Section identifies and recruits qualified applicants for employment.
TB&R conducts a Basic Jail Academy program for new recruits. As one of the few academies in the region certified by Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), the academy teaches standard jail operations and legal requirements while preparing jail officers on appropriate behavior and basic knowledge of the jail environment.
Office of Fiscal Management
The Director of Fiscal Management is responsible for the formulation, execution, and monitoring of the agency’s financial resources, including payment of vendor invoices, filing fees, and the processing of all time and attendance records. Additionally, the office manages Inmate Bonding, Supply and all U.S. Mail and shipping operations.
Office of Administration
The Director of Administration is responsible for providing consistent and effective administrative services and support to the employees and programs of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. They include Inmate Health Services, Human Resources, and Information Systems. Additionally, the office manages the agency’s Community Relations programs.
Office of Accreditation & Inmate Services
The Director of Accreditation & Inmate Services is responsible for compliance with industry standards of excellence for inmate services that insure the agency’s continued accreditation with the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Additionally, the office develops and implements special educational and socially rehabilitative programs for inmates.
Office of Professional Standards
The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) conducts investigations and inspections of agency personnel and facilities. OPS primary objectives are the protection of the public, the agency and employees; the removal of unfit personnel; and, the correction of procedural problems. The office welcomes commendations and/or complaints from the public about how well the agency and its employees are performing.
The Human Resources Manager provides management and employee advisory services, position classification, employee development, benefits administration, personnel record keeping, and personnel and payroll action processing services.
The Information Systems Manager is responsible for all automated information systems and services inside the agency’s facilities. The IS staff maintains the office telecommunications networks and provides support to the end users.