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Finance

Finance oversees all financial and purchasing matters of the Sheriff's Office. It directs the annual performance-based program budget 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. Finance represents the Sheriff by presenting budget, fiscal, and contract requests before the Board of County Commissioners for approval. The general fund expense budget for 2020 is $152,538,727 while the all funds budget is $163,129,840.

Finance 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 Finance 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, Finance 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, Finance begins the process of securing purchase orders, developing competitive bid documents, and vouchering invoices for payment of supplies and services.

 

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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 and previously 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 [email protected].


Albert Smith, MBA
Assistant Finance Director

Albert has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since 2009 and is responsible for the daily activity of the budget officers and accounts payable clerk. He handles the day to day management and oversight of budget issues, and ensures that payments are made in a timely manner to office vendors. 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 [email protected].


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, and Investigations 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 [email protected].


Kali Sheafer
Budget Officer

Kali has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since January 2016. She is responsible for the daily management of the Custody Jail, Call for Service, and Patrol budgets to name a few.  Other duties include various financial reports and analysis, and reconciliations.  

Kali graduated from DeVry University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting as well as a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration.

Kali can be reached at (614) 525-5745, fax (614) 525-3560 or by email at [email protected]


Kim Boesch
Accounts Payable Clerk

Kim has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since 2016 and is responsible for the daily payment processing of outstanding liabilities the office has incurred. Kim is the point of contact for any vendor issues regarding outstanding payments.

Kim can be reached at (614) 525-3975, fax (614) 525-3560 or by email at [email protected].

Storeroom

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 [email protected].

Reggie Eskridge, Storekeeper II
Rob Ridenour, Storekeeper II
Kevin King, Storekeeper I
Greg Fuller, Storekeeper I
Klaus Schall, Storekeeper I


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

Phone: (614) 525-5768
Fax: (614) 525-3560