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. Records
and Transcribing are also under the Staff Services Division.
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.
The Records Unit has offices in Inverness and Crystal River. Records
personnel are responsible for the dispersal and filing of all incoming
reports and paperwork as well as overseeing the retention and disposal
of records. Other functions include maintaining files on law enforcement
cases. Records employees assist the public with local criminal background
checks, copies of reports and data entry of traffic citations. Personnel
assist victims, witnesses and others seeking information contained in
central record files, which are released in accordance with the public
records law. The Records staff is responsible for Uniform Crime Reporting
(UCR), which is the process of submitting all Citrus County crime statistics
to the FBI on an annual and semi-annual basis.
The agency's Transcription Unit is compromised of 11 employees who are
responsible for typing offense reports into the records management system.
The unit operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This function allows
deputies, detectives or any officer the ability to phone in reports to an
operator directly from the field. The benefits of this system are more
accurate reports, timely statistics, management information and easier
computer access to law enforcement reports. One major goal of the employees
of this unit is to reduce the amount of time an officer spends on paperwork.
Buildings and grounds are kept clean and maintained by our Building
Maintenance Section, which also assists all divisions with special
Staff Services is comprised of . . .
- Building Maintenance
- Fleet Maintenance
- Inventory & Property Control