Sheriff A.J. "Tony" Smith

Major Cliff Carroll

Road Patrol Division

Captain David Varnes

Courthouse Security

Lt. Ryan Sandoval
School Resource Officer Supervisor
School Safety and Education

Major John Summerhill

Jail Administrator
Support Staff

Lt. ReneeBrannan 
911 Supervisor
Dispatch Supervisor

Lt. Ronnie Jones

Criminal Investigations
Narcotics Investigations

Contact number for the above supervisors : 850-670-8519

Sheriff's Administrative Assistant

Renee' Griffin: /850-670-8519 x104. 

The responsibilites of the Sheriff's Assistant and is the point of contact for all public records requests. Renee' not only provide assistance to the Sheriff but also employees and volunteers as well as service to the general public.

Director of Finance and Administration

 Ginger Coulter: x134  

Oversees the budgetary and fiscal management of the Sheriff's Office, including all payroll related duties. Processes vendor invoices and payments, monthly bank reconciliations, serves as Grant Project Director, processes Quarterly Reports to various state agencies. Oversees Human Resources Department, Victim Advocate Department, Warrants Division, and Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office.

The responsibilities of the Finance Department vary greatly and include the development, implementation, maintenance and control of the Sheriff’s Office budget.  Functions include budgeting and analysis, review of accounts, purchasing approval of goods and services, control of expenditures and payments, all department payroll transactions, and other data entry functions. In addition, this division is responsible for all grant requests and grant reporting requirements, deposit of revenue from various sources and other general accounting functions as required.

The Finance Office’s primary function is to maintain departmental financial accountability to ensure internal financial controls for efficiency, accuracy and compliance.  The Finance Department and the Sheriff’s Office are audited each year by independent auditors.

Public Relations Manager

Christy Thompson: 850-670-8519

Christy is reponsible for getting information to the public, working with the community on events across the county and helping craft non-law enforcement programs which will benefit our children and county. Christy attended the University of Florida obtaining a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Management. Later went on to complete a masters's degree in Educational Leadership through Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida.

Human Resources

 Michelle Moore: x105  

The Human Resources Manager’s main duty is to provide assistance to the Sheriff and his approximately 75 employees and volunteers as well as provide service to the general public. 

One of the most important roles of HR is the recruitment and selection process for new hires. HR receives and processes employment and volunteer applications for all positions.  HR is responsible for overseeing transfers and coordinating the promotional process within the agency. 

HR supervises the maintenance of personnel and medical records for all employees and volunteers, manages all Health, Dental and Life Insurance benefits, enrolls members into the Florida Retirement Systems, oversees FDLE registration compliance, and provides employee support wherever it may be needed. Additionally, HR manages Workers Compensation and the Family Medical Leave Act.


Criminal and Warrants

Keli Taylor: x102

Handles all paperwork except for juveniles for example:
Criminal witness subpoenas from the State Attorney and Public Defender Office
Criminal Summons , Warrants, and Cash Bonds
Makes sure inmates are in court on their assigned court date.
Also handles writ of attachments for child support.

Civil Division

Reva Sapp: x126  

The civil section at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is part of the Administration Division and consists of the Enforceable Unit, the Non- Enforceable Unit and Civil Process Unit. The responsibility of this section is to effect the service and / or enforcement of all judicial process, both enforceable and non- enforceable, originating from the Supreme Court, Circuit Court, County Courts and Board of County Commissioners.  As this is part of the duties and powers of the Sheriff, pursuant to Chapter 30.15(1) Florida Statutes.


Franklin County Sheriff's Office