Planner and Grants Management
Internal and external strategic planning activities are conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Planning and Grants Management function, under the direction of the Support Services Division Director. This office prepares staff studies to assist in the development of short and long-range agency plans. This includes analyzing agency programs and functions and preparing reports to assist management. In addition, Planning and Grants Management coordinates its work with that of other planning offices within Law Enforcement and the public sector.
Another responsibility of the Planning and Grants Management function is the management of grant funds. In the continuing competition for public-sector dollars at all levels of government, the Sheriff ’s Office’s Planning and Grants Management function works to relieve the burden on county taxpayers by seeking alternate sources of funding for agency activities and equipment through federal and state grants. This position is responsible for the administration of grants obtained by the agency, and coordinates with Indian River County budget officers.