The Sheriff's Department is counting cars, boats, and all other assets for the county's inventory. Captain Boomer White, the Fleet Manager of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, says, "We are currently about a third of the way through. There have been no big surprises." Every year, the county conducts inventory to be turned into the state yearly, but the Sheriff's Department has their own running list to make the process smooth. White also says, "We have our in-house inventory and then go to the county to make sure it matches up with the master list." This year's inventory has been scheduled since last July, and Interim Sheriff Britt expects for it to be completed by the end of this month. Nancy Anglada, the Inventory Control Manager for the Sheriff’s Department, says, "We have been in it about a week, probably about a week or two more to go, but everything has matched except for some clerical errors."
Today, the department took inventory of boats and all-terrain vehicles at their Marine Patrol Building on Singing River Island. Department officials say the inventory is necessary for the taxpayers. White also says, "Because it's their equipment. When they pay their taxes, we are fortunate to receive some of that money in our budget." The inventory will be finished soon, but the Sheriff’s Department was just the first on the county's to-do list. Inventory control workers project to complete the entire county's inventory in three months. Excess assets from different departments will be auctioned off by the county. Inventory of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department began last week.