Major Elena Vitt is responsible for the divisions of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Staff Services, and oversees management within those divisions for compliance with policies and procedures.
Managing the budget is the single largest function of our Finance Division. In addition to preparing all accounts receivable and payable, this division also handles a bi-weekly payroll schedule for the entire agency. Funds allocated by the county commission, along with special revenue and grant funding, are all monitored and accounted for through an annual audit session.
The Human Resources and Employee Benefits Division is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive personnel program which includes such programs as recruitment, selection, classification, job pay evaluation, performance appraisal, affirmative action, organizational development, and disciplinary actions.
This division also is responsible for advising the Sheriff and division commanders regarding federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations applicable to personnel administration. Human Resources develops, administers, and maintains standardized personnel policies and procedures; establishes and maintains all personnel records; and selects, develops, and administers all employee benefit programs including health, dental, life, and retirement.
Social and community functions are also administered under the direction of the human resource personnel in conjunction with the employee activity fund.
The Information Technology Division supports the information technology needs for every division in the Sheriff’s Office. The division is led by Bureau Chief Rob Forlini, who supervises Information Technology Manager Kevin McDow. Kevin McDow is responsible for managing seven people who tackle the overall daily IT operations. This division is responsible for every aspect of computer use within the agency from the purchase and installation of software for an employee's desktop system to the development and implementation of the complex systems behind the scenes. The Information Technology Division impacts virtually every part of the Sheriff's Office and is vital to the day to day operation of the agency to include the maintenance and providing technical support for the agency's web site.
The Information Technology Division supports hundreds of computers in several locations throughout Citrus County. Critical applications include Records Management, Criminal Intelligence and Analysis, Mapping (GIS), Payroll and Human Resources.
The Information Technology Division plays an integral role in support of the Sheriff's Office by identifying opportunities for the agency to improve its effectiveness and productivity through the strategic use of technology. This division provides the computing to support hundreds of desktop and mobile clients.
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing the latest cutting edge technologies to increase employee productivity which in turn increases our ability to provide services for the public. The Sheriff is aware of today's needs for technological improvements and has tasked the Information Technology Division with researching, evaluating, and making formal recommendations in reference to future technological advancements. This division is committed to providing the best recommendations to continue moving forward as technology continually progresses.
One of the most diverse divisions at the Sheriff’s Office is Staff Services, which includes everything from keeping our patrol cars on the road and in good working order to ensuring weapons and uniforms are on hand and ready for new hires.
The Fleet Maintenance Section maintains all agency vehicles. Three full-time mechanics perform preventative maintenance daily on the agency’s fleet, which includes automobiles, boats and specialty equipment. In addition to auto repair, these men can fabricate, weld and tackle most major repairs when needed.
The Purchasing Unit maintains ample law enforcement supplies for the troops, and the Inventory and Property Unit conducts an annual inventory of issued equipment.
Buildings and grounds are kept clean and maintained by our Building Maintenance Section, which also assists all divisions with special projects.
Staff Services is comprised of . . .
- Building Maintenance
- Fleet Maintenance
- Inventory & Property Control