Review Of Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Approved By Executive Committee

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board’s Executive Committee on Tuesday discussed plans surrounding an operational analysis of the Sheriff’s Office. The preliminary goals of the study include an evaluation of budgeting and financial procedures. The study will also suggest areas for improvement; review staffing levels; evaluate service contracts such as food, medical and US Marshal holds; and develop best practice policies. Dodge County Corporation Counsel Kim Naas says specific details still need to be worked out and that nothing is written in stone currently. She says that the study could also include an evaluation of revenues and expenditures for the Sheriff’s Office Administrative, Patrol, Detective, Jail and Communications Divisions from 2013 to the present. County Board President Russ Kottke says the analysis will be conducted by a third party. A Finance Committee member suggested doing the review and thought it should be done internally. Kottke says he is against that and believes that an outside consultant would be best served to conduct the evaluation. Requests for proposals will be hammered out by the Executive Committee on October 16 before the project goes out to bid. Naas says the study is included in the sheriff’s 2019 budget. She says the plan is to have the county board select a bidder during their December meeting. A final report and presentation is slated to come before the board in August.