Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) Department provides extensive project management services, technology leadership, and consulting to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office as well as many other law enforcement agencies in the central Ohio region. Shanon Crowther serves as the Information Technology Director.

The primary activities of the IT Department include the research, procurement, installation, and maintenance on all computer workstations, servers, physical and virtual technological infrastructures including network based database designs, and specialized vendor systems within the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. This includes more than 800 computers, 100 printers, 80 Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), and various forms of mobile communication equipment. The IT Department provides emergency support for Sheriff's Office applications year-round, 24 hours a day.

The IT Department collaborates with law enforcement and criminal justice partners throughout the county to develop technology solutions that will assist them in investigating and solving cases, while preventing crime. The IT Department advances public safety communications by providing support for the Sheriff's Office E911/Communications center.


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

Phone: (614) 525-3008