Chief Deputy Administration
Mark J. Barrett, Esq., is the Chief Deputy of Administration for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Columbus, Ohio, having served with the Office for over 40 years. Chief Barrett began his service with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 1970 and rose through the ranks. He was appointed a Chief Deputy in 1990. Chief Barrett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Criminal Justice Administration, from Park College (now Park University), Parkville, MO., and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from the Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio. Chief Barrett is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio.
Throughout his career, Chief Barrett has served in the Patrol Division, Investigative Division, including Narcotics and Homicide, and the Corrections Division. He has attended numerous law enforcement training schools and seminars. Chief Barrett was honored by the American Jail Association in 2004 as its Correctional Administrator of the Year. Chief Barrett has received various awards and citations, including the Medal of Honor, Office Commendations and Medal of Merit.
Chief Barrett is responsible for oversight of Sheriff Office operations, including, but not limited to, budget management, command staff supervision, participating in disciplinary decisions and actions, training operations, developing and implementing goal and programs, identifying problem areas and devising possible solutions to such problems, including personnel, labor, economic, equipment, training and/or other applicable issues associated with the day-to-day operations of the Office, and other administrative duties as directed by the Sheriff.