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The Administration Division of the Leon County Sheriff's Office is headed by Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Steve Harrelson. The Division consists of six Sections: Human Resources, Fiscal Operations, Fleet Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, Records and Information Technology.

The Sheriff's Office is primarily funded by appropriations from the Leon County Board of County Commissioners.

The 2016-2017 budgeted appropriations are as follows:

Law Enforcement Operations $ 32,226,933
Bailiff Operations $   3,989,896
Correctional Operations $ 34,549,212
911 Operations  $   1,355,300
 Emergency Management $      121,155

Leon County Sheriff's Office facts:

  • 613 funded employees
  • Maintains over 410,000 square feet of facility space
  • Maintains a fleet of 433 vehicles
  • Maintains three helicopters
  • Serves approximately 1.1 million prisoner meals annually

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Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.