Public Safety Financial Management

Responsibilities & Services

The Office of Public Safety Financial Management is responsible for managing the police department's budget, analyzing and rectifying payroll issues, overseeing the full spectrum of grant-related activities, and coordinating financial functions.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Analyzing and rectifying payroll issues
  • Budget preparation
  • Coordinating and supporting divisional personnel in payroll procedures and payroll input
  • Coordinating annual fixed asset inventory
  • Grant preparation and management, and expenditure monitoring
  • Managing the police department's operating, revenue, and special revenue budgets
  • Monitoring the department's budget expenditures


The OPSFM manages one of the largest budgets in the City of Norfolk. Staff aggressively pursue funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, (BJA), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).