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Sarasota County Sheriff’s Ofce

FOUR YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

THOMAS M. KNIGHT, SHERIFF


Our vision is a professional

agency guided by our values

and united with the community

to make Sarasota County a safe

place to live, work and visit.


Our mission is to provide

eecve and ecient service

in partnership with our

community.


In the Sarasota County Sheri’s

Oce, we value:

Integrity

Respect

Service

Fairness

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Dear Cizens of Sarasota County:

As your Sheri, I have focused on ensuring the use of eecve management and law enforcement

pracces while building relaonships between the Sheri’s Oce and the community we serve. I began

my administraon with an extensive management review and several organizaonal enhancements which

idened a need for a comprehensive strategic plan to provide guidance and focus within the agency. This

strategic plan will be a document that guides, but does not limit, future opportunies and will align our

nancial and human resources to our goals.

Our strategic plan epitomizes problem solving through community and law enforcement partnerships. From

the inial phase of development, this plan was created through the combined eorts of both cizens and

employees. I am grateful for the enthusiasm and dedicaon of everyone who parcipated in this process.

During the strategic planning process, we were given an opportunity to look back on some of the Sheri’s

Oce accomplishments and areas we could improve on. As a result of this reecon new Vision and Mission

Statements were draed. What has stayed the same is our commitment to the Values of this agency. Our

current values of Integrity, Respect, Service and Fairness serve as a moral, professional and ethical code of

conduct for all that we do and are constantly being reinforced throughout the organizaon.

A strategic plan is not about business as usual. This plan places emphasis on Intelligence Led Policing. By

working with the community we will target areas of concern more precisely, which will impact crime and use

our assets more eciently.

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce, I am honored to present to

you the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce Strategic Plan 2009-2013.

Sincerely,

Sheri Thomas M. Knight

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Introducon

The development and ulizaon of an agency strategic plan, outlining direcon and needs of the organizaon

for three to ve years, is a crical planning tool for any law enforcement agency and the governmental bodies

which fund it. An eecve plan assures cizen and sta input during its development and allows all involved in

the administrave and budgetary process to chart its course and assess future personnel, equipment, facility

and scal needs. An eecve plan also adds an on-going performance monitoring component designed to

hold assigned agency members accountable for the accomplishment of specic objecves and, ulmately, the

mission of the agency.

This Strategic Plan will serve as a guide for the development and implementaon of agency operaons from

October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2013. Its actual development involved three disnct groups: the

Cizen Advisory Group, In-House Strategic Planning Advisory Group and Command Sta.

In August, cizens represenng a spectrum of the Sarasota County community parcipated in a facilitated

discussion centering on four key quesons:

• Where are we now (e.g., what the does the Sheri’s Oce do well)?

• Where do you see the need for improvement?

• Where do you want your Sheri’s Oce to be in 3-5 years?

• What do you consider the most pressing issues regarding crime, trac and social concerns facing Sarasota

County and the Sheri’s Oce now and in the immediate future?

The In-House Strategic Planning Advisory Group convened three workshop sessions to develop the Strategic

Plan. This group, selected by Sheri Knight upon sta recommendaons, included 24 members from

throughout the Sheri’s Oce.

During the strategic planning process, the agency’s Command Sta, which includes the Sheri, Colonel, three

Majors, all Captains, Finance Director, and Community Aairs Manager, served as a governance body to review,

rene and approve the recommendaons of the In-House and Cizen Advisory Groups.

Their recommendaons were referred back to the groups and discussed during addional workshops.

Command Sta was tasked with nalizing the substance of each objecve, assigning responsibility for its

accomplishment and idenfying the me frame for implementaon.

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Sheri’s Oce personnel idened ve major goals to guide the acons of the agency in coming years:

Goal 1: To combat criminal acvity and address condions that foster crime and fear in Sarasota County.

Goal 2: To make the roadways and waterways of Sarasota County safe places on which to travel.

Goal 3: To recruit, develop, retain and recognize a diverse, educated and skilled workforce.

Goal 4: To ensure agency and individual accountability by eecve and ecient use of personnel, equipment

and technology.

Goal 5: To ensure the safety and security of those ulizing court services and in the county’s correconal

facilies.

The Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce Strategic Plan includes these ve major goals and more than 125 specic

objecves proposed for accomplishment over the next four years.

This plan ulizes a three-part me frame for implementaon:

• Short-term

Currently underway or to be implemented between October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010.

• Intermediate

Expected to occur between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2012.

• Long-term

Ancipated between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.

• On-going

Refers to objecves which, once implemented, will be connued indenitely by Sheri’s Oce personnel.

The Strategic Plan will be reviewed and updated each year to reect changes in crime paerns, cizen and

agency expectaons and needs, demographics and economic condions in Sarasota County.

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Integrity

Respect

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Service

Fairness

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Goal 1: To combat criminal acvity and address condions that

foster crime and fear in Sarasota County.

Deterring crime and creang a safe environment is a top priority for the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce. The

challenges facing law enforcement today are considerable. Financial constraints, environmental sustainability

and personal and property protecon issues are being focused on by all Sheri’s Oce members. In order to

be truly eecve we must express genuine concern. By working with residents, businesses and community

leaders we will organize our resources to achieve maximum impact on crime and our quality of life.

Performance measures or success will be quaned by: Cizen percepon of safety and their quality of life.

Increased or enhanced partnerships with various enes. Impact of prevenon, intervenon and educaon

eorts.

Strategy 1: Enhance response to cizen calls for assistance

Objecve 1: To conduct a biennial review and evaluaon of the Sheri’s Oce

patrol zone structure and deployment to assure enhanced response to cizen

complaints and calls for service.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Bureau Commander

Objecve 2: To examine on at least an annual basis the response me of

Sheri’s Oce personnel to emergency calls.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Bureau Commander

Objecve 3: To review and enhance the agency’s system of call priorizaon,

including calls which can be handled by desk personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Bureau Commander

Objecve 4: To evaluate the use of Public Service Aides to support eld

personnel and enhance service.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Bureau Commander

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Objecve 5: To review and revise as appropriate the Call Clearing Guide.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Bureau Commander

Objecve 6: To clearly arculate the response of the Sheri’s Oce to animal

control calls.

Assigned Responsibility: Animal Services Supervisor

Objecve 7: To conduct an annual analysis of workload and call volume within

Animal Services to determine an appropriate allocaon of personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Animal Services Supervisor

Objecve 8: To conduct an annual analysis of the call volume and type

within the Communicaons Center to determine an appropriate allocaon of

communicaons personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Public Safety Communicaons Manager

Objecve 9: To formulate a proacve enforcement strategy to idenfy, prevent

and intervene in gang acvity in Sarasota County.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

Strategy 2: Assure an on-going exchange of informaon within and between

the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce, its community and other law enforcement/

criminal jusce agencies

Objecve 1: To enhance the Sheri’s Oce website and expand its use as a

communicaons vehicle with the community.

Assigned Responsibility: Community Aairs Manager

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Objecve 2: To enhance the use of commercial television, radio and local print

media.

Assigned Responsibility: Community Aairs Manager

Objecve 3: To develop and promulgate a regular Sarasota County Sheri’s

Oce employee newsleer.

Assigned Responsibility: Community Aairs Manager

Objecve 4: To enhance the organized intra-agency exchange of criminal

intelligence among agency units and personnel, parcularly ulizing

informaon developed by School Resource and Correcons personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Intelligence Supervisor

Objecve 5: To regularly provide up-to-date informaon on sexual predators/

oenders to school crossing guards.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 6: To connue acve parcipaon in the Tampa Bay Area Intelligence

Unit.

Assigned Responsibility: Intelligence Supervisor

Objecve 7: To connue acve parcipaon in the U.S. Coast Guard Law

Enforcement Intelligence monthly meengs.

Assigned Responsibility: Marine Unit Supervisor

Objecve 8: To parcipate in the regional and local fusion centers.

Assigned Responsibility: Intelligence Supervisor

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Objecve 9: To develop and enhance on-going informaon exchange with other

criminal jusce agencies, including the Department of Juvenile Jusce and

Department of Correcons, Oce of Community Correcons.

Assigned Responsibility: Intelligence Supervisor

Objecve 10: To enhance the forensic exchange between the Sheri’s Oce

and agencies in Sarasota and surrounding counes.

Assigned Responsibility: Forensic Services Supervisor

Strategy 3: In partnership with the community, create and maintain innovave

and proacve crime prevenon iniaves

Objecve 1: To promote safe neighborhoods by providing contemporary crime

prevenon and educaonal programs.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 2: To select and train two federally-funded crime prevenon depues.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 3: To idenfy and address neighborhood problems by the aendance

of Crime Prevenon depues and other law enforcement personnel at

homeowner associaon, community and neighborhood meengs.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor/Watch Commanders

Objecve 4: To develop and implement specic crime prevenon programs to

meet the needs of unique audiences, such as nancial instuons, churches,

businesses and child care facilies.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

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Objecve 5: To enhance the use of the Sheri’s Oce Cizens Patrol.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 6: To enhance the use of Neighborhood Watch.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 7: To enhance the use of volunteers within the Sheri’s Oce.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 8: To connue to develop and expand programs responsive to the

prevenon of criminal acvity directed against elderly vicms.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 9: To conduct two sessions of the Cizens Law Enforcement Academy

each year.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 10: To expand the use of business volunteers to idenfy and report

criminal and suspicious behavior.

Assigned Responsibility: Crime Prevenon Supervisor

Objecve 11: To implement a program of prescripon drug educaon in an

eort to reduce the number of prescripon drug use oenses in Sarasota

County.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Administrave Lieutenant

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Objecve 12: To enhance the relaonship with local organizaons in dealing

with issues involving mental illness.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Administrave Lieutenant

Objecve 13: To connue to ulize the Crisis Intervenon Team concept in

responding to individuals with mental illness.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Administrave Lieutenant

Objecve 14: To connue to work with local organizaons in dealing with issues

related to homelessness.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Administrave Lieutenant

Objecve 15: To enhance the community educaonal eorts of the Sheri’s

Oce in family violence issues.

Assigned Responsibility: Vicm Advocate Coordinator

Objecve 16: To idenfy methods and community organizaons through which

the Sheri’s Oce may beer meet the needs of families in distress.

Assigned Responsibility: Vicm Advocate Coordinator

Objecve 17: In coordinaon with other municipal and county agencies,

to review all proposed commercial and large-scale residenal developments

to ensure public safety consideraons, such as expected levels of service,

emergency access and response and trac ow are taken into account.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

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Strategy 4: Eecvely use invesgave resources to idenfy and successfully

prosecute oenders

Objecve 1: To review the criteria for invesgave case assignment.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Commander

Objecve 2: To enhance invesgave capabilies in the area of major crimes.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Commander

Objecve 3: To enhance invesgave capabilies in the area of computer

crimes.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Commander

Objecve 4: To enhance invesgave capabilies in the area of white collar

crimes, including mortgage fraud.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Commander

Objecve 5: To enhance invesgave capabilies in the area of elder crimes

and abuse.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Commander

Objecve 6: To implement the federally-funded pharmaceucal diversion unit.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Administrave Lieutenant

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Objecve 7: To enhance invesgave capabilies in the area of street-level

narcocs.

Assigned Responsibility: Special Invesgaons Secon Lieutenant

Objecve 8: To establish invesgave capabilies in the area of cold case

violent crimes.

Assigned Responsibility: Criminal Invesgaons Commander

Strategy 5: Assure adequate domesc security and disaster preparedness

iniaves and measures are in place

Objecve 1: To maintain Naonal Incident Management System (NIMS)

compliance for all sworn and other designated rst responder personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 2: To ensure compliance with all federal and state interoperability

requirements.

Assigned Responsibility: Support Services Commander

Objecve 3: To ensure that crical incident policies, plans and protocols are in

place and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

Objecve 4: To parcipate in countywide emergency exercises.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

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Objecve 5: To provide connuous and realisc praccal exercises and training

on emergency situaons such as the presence of an acve shooter.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 6: To connue to review emergency plans for targeted businesses,

hospitals, schools and other idened facilies, including the idencaon of

key assets, contact personnel and emergency capabilies.

Assigned Responsibility: Homeland Security Supervisor

Objecve 7: To create Sheri’s Oce emergency response plans for idened

hospitals, schools, airports and government buildings.

Assigned Responsibility: SWAT Commander

Objecve 8: To idenfy all events that may be considered a domesc security

concern and assure appropriate planning and operaonal support for such

events.

Assigned Responsibility: Homeland Security Supervisor

Objecve 9: To maintain an on-going internal training program on domesc

security issues.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 10: To ensure a pandemic response plan, with appropriate policies,

procedures, training and public educaon is in place.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

Objecve 11: To connue to acvely parcipate in the Regional Domesc

Security Task Force.

Assigned Responsibility: Homeland Security Supervisor

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Objecve 12: To connue to acvely parcipate in the Joint Terrorism Task

Force.

Assigned Responsibility: Homeland Security Supervisor

Objecve 13: To assign responsibility for domesc security and disaster

preparedness to a designated individual within the agency.

Assigned Responsibility: Oce of the Colonel

Strategy 6: Connue Sheri’s Oce philosophy to posively impact and inspire

the youth of our community

Objecve 1: To conduct one session of the Junior Law Enforcement Academy

each year.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 2: To connue to expand and enhance Sheri’s Oce eorts dealing

with the cybersafety of our youth.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 3: To connue our eorts with the Sarasota County School District

and other agencies to focus on the issue of chronic teenage runaways.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 4: To develop and implement youth-oriented educaonal programs

focusing on underage drinking and drug abuse, including prescripon drugs.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

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Objecve 5: To connue the use of the Florida Sheris Youth Ranches and its

programs in dealing with issues involving the youth of this county.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 6: To connue acve support of and involvement with the Teen Court

Program.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 7: To implement the Florida Sheris Associaon Teen Driver

Challenge with 16-19 year old student drivers in Sarasota County.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 8: To connue working with the Sarasota County School District to

address the issue of school truancy.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Strategy 7: Implement agency-wide philosophy of “Intelligence Led Policing”

Objecve 1: To establish an Intelligence Led Policing Steering Commiee made

up of broad representaon from throughout the agency.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

Objecve 2: To develop a business model and specic policies, procedures and

guidelines, and idenfy necessary assets to be used in the implementaon of

Intelligence Led Policing.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

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Objecve 3: To develop training curriculum related to the implementaon of

Intelligence Led Policing.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 4: To conduct agency-wide training on the concepts and specic

pracces related to the implementaon of Intelligence Led Policing in this

Sheri’s Oce.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 5: To fully implement and evaluate the impact of Intelligence Led

Policing in this agency.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

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Goal 2: To make the roadways and waterways of Sarasota

County safe places on which to travel.

Vehicle crashes account for signicant amounts of property damage and cause large numbers of injuries and

deaths each year. Travelers want to feel condent that those whom they are sharing the transport system with

are competent and exhibit safe operang pracces. Strong law enforcement visibility on Sarasota’s roadways

and waterways deters operators from engaging in dangerous or criminal behavior and raises awareness

of unsafe pracces. To enable all cizens to safely ulize our roadways, waterways and travel paths, the

Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce will aggressively enforce the trac laws, promote the principles of sharing the

environment with others and encourage individual responsibility for the safety of all transportaon users.

Performance measures or success will be quaned by: Enhanced enforcement and educaon campaigns

regarding crashes, crash related injuries and fatalies. Public recognion of eorts to minimize trac

complaints, aggressive driving, DUI occurrences and speeding issues.

Strategy 1: Focus enforcement and educaon eorts on unique trac and marine

issues

Objecve 1: To aggressively enforce the laws relang to impaired driving.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

Objecve 2: To connue acve trac enforcement in school zones.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

Objecve 3: To enhance trac speed enforcement and aggressive driving

iniaves.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

Objecve 4: To focus enforcement eorts, parcularly red light enforcement,

on idened high crash intersecons.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

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Objecve 5: To integrate trac safety informaon into the curriculum taught

by the agency’s School Resource Depues.

Assigned Responsibility: Youth Services Supervisor

Objecve 6: To enhance speed reducon eorts in residenal and commercial

areas through the integrated use of motorcycles, marked and unmarked patrol

vehicles and new technologies.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

Objecve 7: To develop and implement an educaon and enforcement program

focusing on seat belts and child protecon.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 8: To develop and implement an educaon program focusing on the

dangers of using cellular telephones and texng while driving in a vehicle.

Assigned Responsibility: Community Aairs Manager

Strategy 2: In partnership with other state and local law enforcement agencies,

focus a coordinated eort to increase trac enforcement in Sarasota County

Objecve 1: To connue parcipaon in the statewide “Buckle Up” and the

naonal “Click It or Ticket” trac enforcement campaigns.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 2: To connue to conduct mul-agency DUI iniaves in Sarasota

County.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

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Objecve 3: To connue parcipaon in the statewide “Move Over” campaign.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 4: To connue parcipaon in joint interstate speed enforcement.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 5: To connue parcipaon with the Department of Transportaon

Motor Carrier Compliance in semi-tractor/trailer enforcement.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 6: To work with the local legislave delegaon, the Florida Sheris

Associaon and Florida Police Chiefs Associaon in supporng and enacng

legislaon to enhance the safety of Sarasota’s County’s roadways.

Assigned Responsibility: Sheri Knight

Strategy 3: Enhance educaon and involvement of Sheri’s Oce personnel in

trac enforcement

Objecve 1: To increase in-service training on issues specic to trac

enforcement.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 2: To enhance agency computerized training on trac enforcement

issues.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

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Objecve 3: To enhance the elements of the Field Training Program specic to

trac enforcement.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 4: To develop a database for documentaon and retrieval of

informaon related to issued trac warnings.

Assigned Responsibility: Informaon Technology Director

Strategy 4: Parcipate with governmental agencies and community organizaons

in the enhancement of trac infrastructure

Objecve 1: To connue to parcipate in the County Trac Advisory

Commiee.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 2: To connue to parcipate in the County Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trac

Advisory Commiee.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 3: To connue to parcipate on the Community Trac Safety Team.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

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Strategy 5: Ensure the availability and ulizaon of eecve trac enforcement

equipment and technology

Objecve 1: To implement and evaluate the License Plate Recognion Program.

Assigned Responsibility: Law Enforcement Division Commander

Objecve 2: To acquire, deploy and evaluate the eecveness of 24 mobile

idencaon units for Sheri’s Oce vehicles.

Assigned Responsibility: Administrave Division Commander

Objecve 3: To acquire sucient addional cket wring programs/printers for

all Sheri’s Oce vehicles.

Assigned Responsibility: Administrave Division Commander

Objecve 4: To evaluate the current ulizaon of mobile radar units within

Patrol.

Assigned Responsibility: Watch Commanders

Objecve 5: To acquire and evaluate the use of 40 addional mobile nt meter

units for Sheri’s Oce patrol vehicles.

Assigned Responsibility: Watch Commanders

Objecve 6: To acquire and deploy 20 portable breath tesng instruments for

Sheri’s Oce patrol vehicles.

Assigned Responsibility: Watch Commanders

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Objecve 7: To review the need for an addional smart radar trailer.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

Objecve 8: To review the need for an addional variable message board.

Assigned Responsibility: Trac Supervisor

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Goal 3: To recruit, develop, retain and recognize a diverse,

educated and skilled workforce.

The foundaon and most valuable asset of the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce is its people. The community

deserves, and is entled to, rst-rate assistance by high quality individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills

and experiences. To provide this level of service, the exceponal acons of our personnel must be recognized

and encouraged. It is crucial to the success of the organizaon that new leaders be developed and culvated

with an emphasis on integrity and accountability. Training for all members reduces organizaonal liability and

improves workforce knowledge, atudes and movaon, thereby promong and protecng the community’s

condence in the professional ability of the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce.

Performance measures or success will be quaned by: Extent of diversity within the organizaonal

structure. Increased prociency level of organizaonal personnel. Enhanced programs to acknowledge and

reward employee excellence.

Strategy 1: Ensure the agency has in place an eecve personnel administraon

system, focusing on recruitment, selecon, evaluaon, recognion, retenon and

promoon of sworn and civilian members

Objecve 1: To conduct a biennial salary and benets survey of sworn and

civilian posions in comparable agencies to ensure compeveness of

posions.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 2: To conduct an internal review to ensure that civilian pay grades are

commensurate with assigned responsibilies.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 3: To enhance the job specic nature of the current annual

performance review under the Performance Management Plus system.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

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Objecve 4: To ensure on-going supervisory training on eecve performance

evaluaons.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 5: To connue an acve employee recruitment program, especially

for ensuring our workforce is representave of the community.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 6: To review and assess the Sheri’s Oce internal employee

recognion program.

Assigned Responsibility: Chairperson of Sheri’s Oce Awards Commiee

Objecve 7: To review and revise as appropriate the promoonal policies and

processes for sworn and civilian personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 8: To develop a standard rao of supervisors and support sta

needed upon the addion of sworn personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Oce of the Colonel

Strategy 2: Develop leadership, management and supervisory skills throughout

the sworn and civilian ranks of the agency

Objecve 1: To enhance aendance by agency personnel, including civilian

managers and supervisors, at external leadership, management and supervisory

courses.

Assigned Responsibility: Bureau Commanders

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Objecve 2: To provide training on administrave invesgaons and the

discipline process as part of the Supervisors In-service Training curriculum.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 3: To develop an in-house Fundamentals of Leadership Course.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 4: To conduct the pilot class of the Fundamentals of Leadership

Course.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 5: To establish a formal Sheri’s Oce Leadership Academy to

provide sworn and civilian supervisors with on-going and agency specic

informaon and job-related skills.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 6: To develop a leadership mentoring program for sworn and civilian

personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Strategy 3: Prepare agency personnel to meet community needs and agency

expectaons

Objecve 1: To monitor and ensure that all aected personnel meet minimum

state annual training requirements.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

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Objecve 2: To conduct an annual training needs assessment for sworn and

civilian personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 3: To conduct an annual job skills inventory for sworn and civilian

personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 4: To idenfy elements of mandated classroom Correcons training

which can be beer and more cost-eecvely presented as computer-based

training.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 5: To increase the reality based training provided to Correcons

personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 6: To conduct an annual in-service training for Law Enforcement,

Correcons, Public Safety Aides and Animal Services personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 7: To provide one-day in-service training for supervisory personnel to

complete on an annual basis.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

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Strategy 4: Enhance the well-being of our employees

Objecve 1: To enhance the program of tness/wellness for agency personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 2: To annually survey the members of the Sheri’s Oce to assess

the organizaonal climate and member needs.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

Objecve 3: To develop a process for the early idencaon of and intervenon

into problem behavior by agency employees.

Assigned Responsibility: Internal Aairs Supervisor

Objecve 4: To explore alternave health care plans for Sheri’s Oce

members.

Assigned Responsibility: Finance Director

Objecve 5: To develop and conduct pre-rerement educaonal programs for

Sheri’s Oce members.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

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Goal 4: To ensure agency and individual accountability by

eecve and ecient use of personnel, equipment and

technology.

The Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce is entrusted with considerable resources to carry out its mission and

responsibilies. The community expects that the Sheri’s Oce will use its resources in a way that is as

eecve and ecient as feasible. We will use analycal, stascal and content data along with technology as a

means to enhance our performance. By exploring new and innovave ways to use technology, the aspiraon of

increasing transparency within and between the organizaon and the public will be realized.

Performance measures or success will be quaned by: Idencaon, acquision and implementaon of

new technologies, techniques and equipment. Improved internal/external communicaon and coordinaon.

Achieving re-accreditaon status.

Strategy 1: Ensure scal integrity of the agency and maximize the ecient use of

public funds and resources

Objecve 1: To conduct regular inspecon, inventory and audit of evidence and

property in compliance with accreditaon standards.

Assigned Responsibility: Division Commanders

Objecve 2: To ensure an annual independent audit of Sheri’s Oce scal

acvies.

Assigned Responsibility: Finance Director

Objecve 3: To ensure an annual audit of invesgaons and evidence, and

forfeiture funds.

Assigned Responsibility: Finance Director

Objecve 4: To develop an audit risk matrix to idenfy internal audit priories

as a basis for the creaon on a long-term internal audit plan.

Assigned Responsibility: Finance Director

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Strategy 2: Ensure facilies and equipment meet evolving needs of the agency

and the community

Objecve 1: To develop and implement a formalized replacement cycle for

capital equipment.

Assigned Responsibility: Administrave Services Commander

Objecve 2: To connue to acquire and maintain an eecve, safe vehicle eet.

Assigned Responsibility: Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Objecve 3: To conduct an assessment of all facilies ulized by the Sheri’s

Oce to determine ulity, occupancy, safety and need for replacement.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

Strategy 3: Ensure eecve integraon of technology in the operaons and

acvies of the Sheri’s Oce

Objecve 1: To ensure the adequacy of disaster recovery and back-up systems

for Sheri’s Oce informaon technology.

Assigned Responsibility: Informaon Technology Director

Objecve 2: To evaluate and ensure adequate and on-going training on

informaon technology to Sheri’s Oce sta.

Assigned Responsibility: Informaon Technology Director

Objecve 3: To conduct a records audit and analysis to idenfy records which

can be more eecvely handled and stored through electronic processing,

submission and maintenance.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

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Objecve 4: To implement an electronic read-o system.

Assigned Responsibility: Patrol Commander

Objecve 5: To eliminate hard copy training records with a direct scanned link

into the Human Resources ling system.

Assigned Responsibility: Training Supervisor

Objecve 6: To idenfy and purchase a more ecient and eecve property/

evidence inventory system to ensure that all property and evidence stored by

the Sheri’s Oce is properly tracked and accounted for.

Assigned Responsibility: Support Services Commander

Objecve 7: To idenfy and put into place an industry recognized program

to standardize law enforcement call processing within the Public Safety

Communicaons Center.

Assigned Responsibility: Support Services Commander

Objecve 8: To complete the change-out of older out-of-date mobile digital

terminals to more current technology.

Assigned Responsibility: Support Services Commander

Strategy 4: Ensure eecve guidance and direcon of Sheri’s Oce personnel

Objecve 1: To conduct a thorough review/revision of General Orders and

Operang Procedures to ensure they are up-to-date, standardized, user-friendly

and meet contemporary professional standards.

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

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Objecve 2: To revise the agency’s Statement of Management Philosophy to

reect the current leadership and direcon of the Sheri’s Oce.

Assigned Responsibility: Sheri Knight

Objecve 3: To implement an on-going program of Command Sta workdays,

with these personnel periodically assuming line responsibilies.

Assigned Responsibility: Oce of the Colonel

Objecve 4: To restructure the exisng Sheri’s Timely Analysis and Reporng

Targeng Resources Against Crime (STARTRAC) to more eecvely review

performance and ensure accountability of personnel.

Assigned Responsibility: Oce of the Colonel

Objecve 5: To review progress and assess accomplishments under the Sheri’s

Oce Strategic Plan on a quarterly basis.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

Objecve 6: To annually assess and update the Sheri’s Oce Strategic Plan.

Assigned Responsibility: Command Sta

Objecve 7: To regularly monitor the implementaon of the agency’s

performance evaluaon system to ensure adequacy and consistency of

evaluaons.

Assigned Responsibility: Human Resources Commander

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Strategy 5: Maintain the accreditaons of the Sheri’s Oce

Objecve 1: To maintain agency compliance with accreditaon standards of the

Commission on Accreditaon for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

Objecve 2: To maintain agency compliance with accreditaon standards of the

Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditaon (CFA).

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

Objecve 3: To maintain agency compliance with accreditaon standards of the

Florida Correcons Accreditaon Commission (FCAC).

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

Objecve 4: To maintain agency compliance with accreditaon standards of the

Naonal Commission on Correconal Health Care (NCCHC).

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

Objecve 5: To maintain compliance with accreditaon standards of the

Emergency Fire Dispatch Program (EFD).

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

Objecve 6: To maintain compliance with accreditaon standards of the

Emergency Medical Dispatch Program (EMD).

Assigned Responsibility: Professional Standards Supervisor

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Goal 5: To ensure the safety and security of those ulizing court

services and in the county’s correconal facilies.

The ability to provide fair and equitable treatment along with adequate security to all users of the county’s

court and correconal services is the responsibility of the Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce correcons

personnel. Correconal stang levels and programs cannot be specically aligned with county populaon

growth and raos. Inter-agency needs, architectural issues, sentencing guidelines, recidivism rate and

increased inmate populaon are some of the concerns correcons personnel concentrate on while also

maintaining a safe and secure environment for all clients and sta.

Performance measures or success will be quaned by: Delivery of court and correcons services in a

professional, eectual and secure manner.

Strategy 1: Provide eecve care, custody and control of inmates placed under

the authority of the Sheri

Objecve 1: To conduct a review of the stang needs and scheduling pracces

for the agency’s correcons facilies.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Operaons Commander

Objecve 2: To ensure 40 hours of in-service training for correconal personnel

annually.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Operaons Commander

Objecve 3: To implement an objecve classicaon system in order to more

eecvely manage our inmate populaon.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Services Commander

Objecve 4: To explore the need for a separate Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce

correconal academy.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Operaons Commander

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Strategy 2: In partnership with the judiciary and other state and county

governmental enes, ensure an appropriate level of security for the courthouse

facilies

Objecve 1: To conduct an annual customer sasfacon survey of

governmental oces housed in the Sarasota County Courthouse.

Assigned Responsibility: Court Services Commander

Objecve 2: To conduct an annual review of Sarasota County Courthouse

security policies, procedures, pracces and technology.

Assigned Responsibility: Court Services Commander

Objecve 3: To conduct a review of the stang needs and scheduling pracces

for courthouse security.

Assigned Responsibility: Court Services Commander

Objecve 4: To acvely parcipate in the Court Emergency Management Group

(CEMG) and Court Emergency Management Team (CEMT) for Sarasota County.

Assigned Responsibility: Court Services Commander

Strategy 3: Provide programs designed to reduce the number of repeat oenders

Objecve 1: To evaluate the eecveness of exisng educaonal and recovery

programs for jail inmates.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Services Commander

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Objecve 2: To connue to parcipate in the Marchman Act Acute Care

Systems working group.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Services Commander

Objecve 3: To evaluate the need for a case management program to support

inmates being released from county custody.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Services Commander

Objecve 4: In ancipaon of the opening of a Community Correcons Center,

to assist with the implementaon of an assessment tool to decide which

inmates would be candidates for placement in that facility.

Assigned Responsibility: Correcons Services Commander

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Sheri Knight would like to thank Dr. James Sewell for facilitang this

strategic plan and the following individuals who parcipated

in its development:

From the Community

Ms. Lorna Alston • Ms. Karen Bogues

Ms. Margaret Brading • Mr. Phillip “Dave” Charney

The Honorable Elaine Charney • Mr. Timothy Fowler • Mr. Chris Gladdue

Mr. Richard Gonnering • Mr. Charles Hines • Mr. Andy Hooker

Ms. Liz Klaber • Dr. Kathy Kleinlein • Mr. Ken Kleinlein

Mr. Sco Lempe • Mr. Larry Leon • Mr. Roy Markle

Ms. Debbie Marks • Mr. Antonio Mediavilla • Ms. Coleen Miller

Mr. Dennis Nales • Mr. Ken Nyman • Mr. Herb Reiber

Mr. Ken Shelin • Mr. Ken Spence • Ms. Olivia Thomas • Pastor John Walker

From the Sheri’s Oce

Deputy Barney Aversano • Captain Je Bell • Ms. Barbara Brief • Colonel Steve Burns

Ms. Laurie Daubert • Sergeant Toby Davis • Ms. Chrisna Farnsworth

Lieutenant James Forrest • Ms. Fred Fowler • Captain Jon Goetluck

Sergeant Chris Hallisey • Mr. Dave Henrichs • Major Kurt Homan

Ms. Karen Jarre • Ms. Judy Johnston • Sergeant Debra Kaspar

Major Kevin Kenney • Ms. Sarah Kenni • Lieutenant Penny Kimball

Ms. Lisa Lanham • Sergeant Brigit Liebenberg • Major James Lilly

Captain Paul Marshall • Captain Steve Matosky • Ms. Peggy McGarrity

Sergeant Anita McNamee • Captain Richard Montemagno • Captain Richard Moola

Captain Mike Pelfrey • Lieutenant Paul Richard • Ms. Suzanne Rieter

Ms. Joyce Roberts • Ms. Wendy Rose • Captain George Sco • Sergeant Neil Scully

Sergeant Darrell Seckendorf • Deputy Thomas Shirley

Lieutenant Je Slapp • Lieutenant Barry Sullivan • Deputy James Sullivan

Sergeant Jamesa Tose • Sergeant Don Wenger • Ms. Brenda Viana

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Sarasota County Sheri’s Oce

2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237

941.861.5800 • www.SarasotaSheri.org

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