Undersheriff

Brian Gutowski, Manistee County Undersheriff

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees personnel management functions of scheduling, work assignments, reviewing performance, and dealing with employee-related matters
  • Monitors daily operations of assigned areas, confers with supervisory officers regarding incidents and problems, and ensures compliance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies
  • Reviews reports of subordinate personnel and prepares regular reports of activities to the Sheriff
  • Performs various administrative functions including preparing of budgets, writing grants, and overseeing programs and services offered by the Sheriff’s Office
  • Handles complaints from citizens and determines appropriate action to resolve the matters
  • Coordinates departmental training for employees
  • Oversees departmental equipment including vehicles, boats, radios, etc.
  • Represents the Sheriff at meeting with various groups to explain policies and services and collect input on law enforcement issues; makes presentations to schools, community organizations, and others
  • Oversees and participates in maintenance of all records and reports, ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and regulations of various agencies
  • Freedom of Information (FOIA) Coordinator
  • In the absence of the Sheriff, assumes command of the Sheriff’s Office