The Administrative Services Division (ASD) includes the Policy and Research Unit (PRU). The Policy and Research Units’ primary mission is to conduct ever-evolving policy analysis, identify and provide sound principles and guidance to our agency and assist in developing policies consistent with national and local best practices.
PRU’s main functions are as follows:
- Review and inspect existing policy which requires in-depth analysis of all agency policies, practices and procedures as well as explaining their development
- Provide statistical analyses, peer-reviewed data sets, and research for our agency and others.
- Compile statistical data that may be utilized to prevent crime and prepare for our future population growth.
- Ensure that our agency is in line with local, state and federal law concerning policy in pursuance of maintaining best practices and procedures.
Developing, maintaining, and revising our agency’s operations manual is a monumental undertaking. When completed, the community, its governing authority, our Sheriff, and departmental staff can be assured that operations are in compliance with current standards. This, in turn, will help to ensure that our employees act in a consistent, professional and legal manner in order to be best prepared for unusual circumstances and identify the correct course of action.