The Administrative Services Division aids the Chief of Police in all administrative areas and serves as a liaison to the Gwinnett County Law Department to assist in both internal and external legal matters. Other responsibilities include maintaining departmental financial and performance measures, personnel strength accounting, and managing special and short-term projects as directed by the Chief of Police. The Administrative Services Division consists of the following:
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for developing plans and procedures that help prepare Gwinnett County for disasters, both natural and manmade. Among these are severe weather events, the potential for terrorist activity, and the potential for a pandemic influenza outbreak.
Open Records Manager
It is the responsibility of the Open Records Manager to ensure departmental compliance with the Georgia Open Records Act and to personally receive, respond to, and comply with all open records requests. This manager also completes special projects that are assigned by the Chief of Police.
Public Information Officer
The Public Information Officers (PIO) serves as the point of contact for news media representative and assists news personnel in covering routine news stories and more complicated stories such as those at the scene of major accidents. This requires being available for on-call responses to the news media, preparing and distributing news releases, and arranging news conferences. The PIO must also coordinate and authorize information about victims, witnesses, suspects, and information concerning confidential investigations and operations at the direction of the Chief of Police. The PIO is responsible for developing procedures for releasing information when other public service agencies are involved.
The operations contained within the Fiscal Management Section not only cover a broad range of responsibilities, but are very diverse. While giving administrative support to divisions within the Police Department, this section also provides an added measure of accountability in key areas such as:
- Implementation and management of a responsible financial plan for the operation of the department. Preparation of the annual budget (over $100 million in 2010), monitoring of all expenditures, procurements, contracts and other related financial matters.