The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office continues its clean accounting record with the state’s latest report regarding the fee account the department operates on.
State Auditor Mike Harmon released the report for the sheriff’s 2020 financial statements on Wednesday. It covers receipts and disbursements; excess charges; record keeping; and leases, contracts and liabilities for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
The auditor did not identify any case of non-compliance or any problem concerning the internal control of financial information and its operation, which were considered to be material weaknesses. According to the report, the sheriff’s office took in $ 3,299,734 and disbursed $ 3,036,845, leaving a total of $ 262,889 in net revenue. Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck turned over a total of $ 146,452 to the Tax Court in excess charges.
The sheriff’s office enjoyed an impeccable audit record throughout Speck’s second term. Planning to retire when this term expires at the end of 2022, Speck thanked his staff for their efforts.
State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In accordance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one on the verification of the sheriff’s tax bill and the other on the verification of the account of fees used for the operation of the office.
The responsibilities of the sheriff include collecting property taxes, law enforcement, and providing services for the county tax court and courts of law. The sheriff’s office is funded by statutory commissions and fees collected in conjunction with these functions.
The audit report can be viewed on the auditor’s website at www.auditor.ky.gov.