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2018 Florida Statutes

SECTION 061
Designation of sheriff as chief correctional officer; duties.
F.S. 951.061
951.061 Designation of sheriff as chief correctional officer; duties.
(1) Upon adoption of an ordinance by a majority of the county commission, the sheriff may be designated the chief correctional officer of the county correctional system, and the sheriff shall appoint such officers as he or she deems necessary.
(2) If designated, the sheriff or his or her designee shall enforce all existing state law concerning the operation and maintenance of county jails.
(3) The salaries for county correctional officers shall be paid from the general revenue fund of the county and shall be included by the sheriff, if designated as chief correctional officer of the county, in his or her proposed budget of expenditures for the maintenance and operation of the county correctional system as provided in s. 30.49.
History.s. 3, ch. 86-183; s. 30, ch. 96-312; s. 1879, ch. 97-102.