This is the budget for the Office of the Sheriff for the fiscal year 2001-2002. The Sheriff is required by law to prepare and submit a budget request to the Board of County Commissioners to meet the responsibilities of his office. This budget request is made in accordance with the duties of his office imposed by Florida Statute 30.15.
The Public Safety Budget for fiscal year 2001-2002 is $34,101,885 an increase of $1,3062,515 over the currently approved Public Safety Budget. Of this total increase, $1,023,913 is due solely to salary and benefit increases and incorporates a requested salary increase of 7%, along with the associated payroll taxes and retirement contributions.
Sheriff Rick Roth feels this increase is justified and will assist the Monroe County Sheriffs Office in recruiting and retaining employees. Below are some points which he feels substantiates his request:
· The Sheriff's Office turnover rate reached 16.36% in calendar year 2000 and continues to increase on an annual basis.
· Monroe county has the highest cost of living in Florida.
· Out of the 84 local law enforcement agencies operating in Monroe, Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties our deputies rank 72nd in starting salary.
There was no increase in operating expenses and capital outlay for the regional or unincorporated portions of the budget. The increase in operating expenses and capital outlay of $37,420 and $1,182 is an increase in the contractual agreements with the incorporated areas of Marathon and Islamorada and will be paid by these cities.
Below, you will find a synopsis of the budget, and breakdowns of it's Law Enforcement, Corrections and Court Security distributions. For budget details, click below:
|Total Public Safety Budget||$34,101,885|
|Total Law Enforcement Budget||$18,463,193|
|Total Corrections Budget||$14,738,378|
|Total Corrections Budget||$900,316|
Questions or Comments?
Contact Deputy Becky Herrin, Public Information Officer and Web Author or Sheriff Richard Roth via e-mail
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office
5525 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
This web site was last updated October 25, 2004