Under the direction of Sheriff Harris, the Administrative Services Division (ASD) was established in January 2012. The Division strives to offer education, safety program, and events that bring the community together. Sheriff Harris believes that a safe effective community is achieved through teamwork between the Sheriff’s Office and citizens. The Division is responsible for the following functions.
¨ Training—Training is an integral part of any effective law enforcement agency. The training coordinator ensures that all employees maintain their state required in-service hours, retains a positive relationship with the Regional Training Academy, and coordinates basic and advanced level instructors for law enforcement training.
¨ Crime Prevention—The Crime Prevention Unit offers valuable programs, lectures, displays, seminars, crime prevention, and safety tips to all citizens and community groups free of charge. The Unit coordinates or participates in the following community programs: Crime Solvers, Crime Council, Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Special Olympics, and TRIAD.
¨ Evidence and Property—The Evidence and Property function maintains a safe and efficient storage and retrieval system for evidence and other valuable items that are in the custody of the Sheriff’s Office. The Evidence Custodian ensures that the proper chain of custody is accurately documented for evidence presentation and admittance in Court.
¨ Recruitment and Hiring—The recruitment and hiring function is responsible for recruiting, processing, and forwarding recommendations of the best qualified candidates to the Sheriff for his review and selection. The Sheriff’s Office conducts a regimented, rigorous selection process which affords equal opportunity to every applicant regardless of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or age. All applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications at each stage of the process.