Finance and Strategic Planning

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is not just a law enforcement agency. It is also an organization that operates as a business, requiring proper fiscal management and accounting of taxpayer dollars. Elise Gann serves as the Senior Executive of Finance and Strategic Planning.

Annual fiscal audits help government entities like the sheriff’s office provide proof of solvent accounting standards and financial health as well as maintaining good internal record keeping protocols.

It is a tremendous responsibility to ensure all agency funds are appropriately spent and accounted for throughout the year, but the dedicated members of the Finance Department perform an excellent job with that task.

Through our agency’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF), local charities and not-for-profits can request funding. Donations are funded by seized and forfeited monies from criminal cases worked by our agency in accordance with the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act and are typically awarded to organizations whose mission supplements our agency’s overall crime prevention and social services goals. In accordance with Florida Statute 932.7055, CCSO has the sole discretion to determine which program(s) will receive the designated proceeds and donations. Amounts vary depending on the amount of funding available in the LETF each year. Please contact the Finance Department via email at and review/complete the form below for more information on the request process.

Law Enforcement Trust Fund Request for Funding


In addition to the county appropriated funds, the sheriff’s office has various special revenue funds from specific revenue sources that are legally restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. The agency’s special revenue funds consist mainly of state and federal grants awarded to the sheriff’s office throughout the year. Grant Administration staff members are responsible for reviewing grant opportunities, application submissions, and grant management. These federal and local grants fund programs such as the Victims’ Advocate Unit and Teen Driver Challenge.

Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement

These sections look to project the agency’s needs as the county grows so we can be ahead of the challenges of the future. It also looks for ways internally to reduce waste and redundancy to become more efficient in how the agency operates.


Fiscal Section staff members are responsible for managing CCSO’s Accounting and Payroll Units. They ensure the agency’s financial records are accurate, reliable, and prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards. The Payroll Unit is responsible for bi-monthly payroll processing for all full-time and part-time members (nearly $40 million annually).

Clay County Sheriff’s Office PurchasingPurchasing

Purchasing Section staff processes more than $4 million worth of purchase orders for products or services annually. These members seek to obtain a quality product for the best price by researching prices and assisting other departments in obtaining quotes with the goal of fiscal accountability for all taxpayer dollars spent. The staff also supports the entire agency in the areas of travel and training.

If you are interested in doing business with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, go to our Do Business page for more information.

The following links may be of interest to current and former CCSO employees:

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the links above, please contact the Payroll Unit at (904) 529-6053 or