Thursday, December 31, 2009

Supervisory ratio at MCSD

In a recent article command and supervisory salaries were analyzed (generally) from names and numbers published on

What will be of interest to McHenry County is whether these are all the command and supervisory personnel of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department.

How many deputies and civilian employees are there at the Sheriff's Department? One number that has been thrown around is 425. OK, so what is the breakdown?

How many deputies are there assigned to Canine? Detectives? Fugitive Apprehension Unit? Gang Taskforce? Marine Unit? Narcotics? Patrol? (Motorcycle? Gator? Snowmobile?) Range Program?

How many civilians are employed in administration, records, maintenance, computer maintenance (Information Technology, or I.T.), vehicle maintenance, courthouse security?

How many corrections officers are employed in the jail? (Number of command and supervisory officers (are any of these sworn deputies?) and number of non-sworn corrections officers)

If you'd like proof that "big-business" has arrived at the sheriff's department, just check out the organizational chart at

Count the number of Bureaus, Divisions, Sections, Units. What would be really interesting would be to see names placed in all those categories, along with supervisors identified.

Don't miss the seven-point star at the top left of the org chart.

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