Franklin County Sheriff

Finance

The Franklin County Sheriff's Finance Department oversees all financial and purchasing matters of the Sheriff's Office. It directs the annual performance-based program budgets for the office, which includes monitoring expenditures and performance measures, producing financial reports and projections, conducting financial analysis, and implementing fiscal control policies and procedures. This department represents the Sheriff by presenting budget, fiscal, and contract requests before the Board of County Commissioners for approval. The number of budget organizations of the Sheriff's Office has increased from 20 in 2001 to 45 in 2014. The general fund expense budget for 2014 is $100,905,443, while the all funds budget is $108,473,013.

The Finance Department also develops and administers contracts for police and dispatching services. Finance staff is responsible for managing all grants received by the Sheriff's Office including submitting applications and financial reports. Other duties of the department include writing competitive bid documents for products and services utilized by the office. Finance staff also has the responsibility for ordering, receiving, storing and distributing office supplies for the Sheriff's Office, as well as food, housekeeping, and laundry supplies for the correctional facilities.

Each year, the Finance Department participates in the preparation of two budget documents. The first is a tax budget required under ORC 5705.28 and is used as the basis for the annual operating budget for the following year. The second, and more important, document is the annual operating budget, which outlines how the Sheriff's Office expects to expend its appropriated funds, and what revenues are anticipated to be collected in the coming year. This budget includes requests for additional personnel as well as new and replacement capital equipment (i.e. vehicles, computers, etc.), which are justified through performance measures. A baseline budget is also developed for personal services, benefits, along with materials and services. Following the approval of the budget by the Board of County Commissioners, the Sheriff's Finance Department begins the process of securing purchase orders, developing competitive bid documents, and vouchering invoices for payment of supplies and services.

In 2003, Franklin County embarked upon a "Managing for Results" budget initiative, which directly links human, capital, and financial resources to achieve strategic results. Consequently, the Sheriff's Office develops a strategic business plan and performance measures for each of its program budgets.

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2014 Organization Code Breakdown (.xls)

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Brad Priest, CPM
Purchasing Supervisor

Brad has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since 1990 and is our chief procurement officer. He is accountable for the strategic procurement of all products and services and leads the team responsible for the distribution, fulfillment, and logistics operation of the Sheriff's Office.

Brad has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management graduated from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

Brad can be reached by phone at (614) 525-3563, fax (614) 525-3560 or by email at wbpriest@franklincountyohio.gov.

Albert Smith, MBA
Budget Manager

Albert has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since 2009 and is responsible for the daily activity of the budget officer and accounts payable clerk. He works directly with managing budget issues, and ensures that payments are made in a timely manner to office vendors. In addition, he is responsible for the daily management of the Custody Jail, Child Adolescent/Safety Education, Call for Service and Patrol budgets to name a few. Other duties include various financial reports and analysis, and grant reconciliations/reporting.

Albert graduated from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance as well as a Masters of Business Administration.

Albert can be reached at (614) 525-3993, fax (614) 525-3560 or by email at ajsmith@franklincountyohio.gov.

Dee Hoover
Budget Officer

Dee has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since 2003, previously working in payroll prior to becoming a budget officer. She is responsible for the daily management of the Administration, Training, Civil Enforcement, Investigations and Support Records budgets to name a few. Other duties include various financial reports and analysis, reconciliations, and accounts payable processing.

Dee graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.

Dee can be reached at (614) 525-4118, fax (614) 525-3560 or by email at dfhoover@franklincountyohio.gov.

Sharon Meade
Accounts Payable Clerk

Sharon has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since 1991 and is responsible for the daily payment processing of outstanding liabilities the office has incurred. Sharon is the point of contact for any vendor issues regarding outstanding payments.

Sharon can be reached at (614) 525-3975, fax (614) 525-3560 or by email at slmeade@franklincountyohio.gov.

Reggie Eskridge, Storekeeper II
Patrick Lerum, Storekeeper II
Klaus Schall, Storekeeper I
Greg Fuller, Storekeeper I
Rob Ridenour, Storekeeper I

The storeroom provides logistics office wide for all inbound products as well as ordering, storage and inventory of various items used in the day to day operation of Franklin County's two correctional facilities (FCCC 1 & FCCC 2) and other departments within the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. These items include but are not limited to food, inmate clothing and bedding, housekeeping supplies, office supplies, and safety and security supplies. With over 50 years combined experience, they work diligently to support the overall mission of the office.

The storeroom at FCCC 1 can be reached by phone at (614) 525- 4027 while the storeroom at FCCC 2 can be reached by phone at (614) 525-7115 or fax at (614) 525-3437. Email contact can be made at the following addresses rneskrid@franklincountyohio.gov.

Address

Department of Finance
James A. Karnes Building
410 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 525-4118
Fax: (614) 525-3560