Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge
The Chief Deputy Sheriff provides administrative assistance to the Sheriff in managerial functions such as budget planning, formulation of department objectives, administration of personnel activities, media communications, and departmental record keeping. Another duty includes assisting in determining departmental needs and priorities and prepares related budgetary proposals for submission to the County Board. The Chief Deputy Sheriff also assists the Sheriff in developing and implementing cost-effective standards, procedures and policies for the department, is responsible for compiling information on departmental operations and preparing related reports, reviews and analyses the maintenance of departmental facilities, vehicles and equipment. They also review the operation of the County Detention Facility and ensures that correctional services are in compliance with legally mandated requirements of the state and federal governments, coordinates the activities of the divisions of the department in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of departmental operations and to maintain effective communications among the divisions. Also, the Chief Deputy Sheriff performs various personnel functions including interpreting personnel records for departmental employees, and securing appropriate training for law enforcement staff.
The Chief Deputy Sheriff performs other responsible functions including assisting the Sheriff with special projects, assists in managing and maintaining an efficient inter-governmental emergency communications network.
The Chief Deputy Sheriff has contact with personnel from other law enforcement agencies such as the State's Attorney's Office and local police departments. In addition, the Chief Deputy Sheriff has contact with the general public and the news media.
The performance of the Chief Deputy Sheriff is measured against the overall efficiency of departmental operations and the quantity and quality of operational and administrative data provided to the Sheriff.