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Financial Services Division

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Financial Services Division, headed by the Sheriff’s Chief Financial Officer is comprised of three units of operation:  Business Office, Systems & Technology and Special Services.

The Business Office handles all finance operations of the Sheriff’s Office, supporting the accounting, financial reporting, grant reporting, purchasing, and accounts payable and receivable.  The Business Office services also include internal audits, research, analysis, fee calculations, and Federal and/or State reports, as well as budget preparation, monitoring and adjustments.

The Systems & Technology Unit (S&T) provides technical and computing support for the entire Sheriff’s Office.  S&T includes two teams:  Computer Systems Specialist (CSS’s) and Systems Engineers (SE’s) which are led by the Sheriff’s IT Manager.

Our CSS technicians manage a helpdesk line and maintain desktop workstation hardware and software, networked printing devices, smartphones, mobile data and in-car video systems, and other various devices spread throughout the Santa Barbara County.

Our SE’s support the department’s Business and Computer Aided Dispatch server infrastructure.  Constructing, configuring and managing this architecture using the latest technologies.

The Special Services Unit provides a centralized supply warehouse for the Sheriff’s Office. Special Services ensures that all Sheriff’s Office members have everything they need to perform their jobs including:  uniforms, specialty emergency equipment, office supplies, and forms.  Special Services also coordinates the maintenance of the Sheriff’s fleet of vehicles, janitorial services, as well as shipping, receiving, mail processing, and procurement.

These units are committed to the efficiency and safety of the County of Santa Barbara’s Sheriff Office employees and community