Bret Phillips

Bret Phillips
Finance Director

The Finance Department is responsible for providing fiscal management and reporting services for the agency. Responsibilities of this department include budget preparation and monitoring, financial statement preparation, banking functions, timely and efficient invoice processing, payroll processing, grant reporting and monitoring, internal audits, inventory control, purchasing, internal control policies and procedures and coordination of the annual independent audit.

Fund Structure

The Finance Department oversees all funds maintained by the LCSO.  This includes the General Fund, grants and contracts, funds required per Florida Statutes, funds held in trust for others.


Grants play a large role in assisting the agency with capital outlay and overtime needs.  This relieves the General Fund budget of these responsibilities and creates a safer environment for our citizens.


Budget requests are submitted in May to the County and approved in September for the October through September fiscal year.  Copies of the LCSO Budget Proposals can be obtained by contacting the LCSO Finance Department.