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The Sheriff's Office Administration Division consists of Chief Deputy Tim Hays, Chief Clerk Meredith Johnson, Warrant Clerk Amy Ford.  They handle the business and financial side of the Sheriff's Office.

 Chief Deputy Tim Hays began his law enforcement career in 1989 with the Leesburg Police Department.   In 1995, Hays was employed as a Deputy Sheriff and worked his way to the position of Captain in 2003. Later that year Hays was appointed Chief Deputy.  As Chief Deputy, Hays is tasked with assisting the Sheriff in the overall administration of the Sheriff's Office.

 Meredith Johnson is currently the Chief Clerk and has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 2000.  She directly manages financial accounts, accounts payable/receivable processes, monthly disbursements of monies received into the Sheriff's Office.  She also issues pistol permits and assists the public in the office and by phone.  In addition, the Chief Clerk serves as the Sheriff's Administrative Assistant.

Warrant Clerk Amy Ford has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 2004.  Amy is responsible for receiving, entering and maintaining all warrants and civil processes from the County Clerk and surrounding areas.  She enters and maintains all Incident/Offense reports and Arrest reports that are submitted by the deputies.  The deputies submit an average of 250-300 Incident/Offense and Arrest reports monthly.  She prepares a monthly UCR to ACJICS for statistical data purposes.  She also issues pistol permits and assist the public in the office and by phone.

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