Director Richard Ritter

(Department of Financial Services)


Richard Ritter is the current Chief Financial Officer of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and is a current member of the Executive Command Staff. He is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of the agency’s finances, annual budget, and serves as the point of contact during the annual external audit. He has been with the agency since June 2017.

Prior to joining the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, he was a Medic in the United States Air Force. During his time of service he worked in multiple departments to include pediatrics where he oversaw the special needs clinic, Family Practice, and Emergency Management Services. After separating from the military and graduating college, he started his accounting career in 2010 with a local Public Account Firm. Since then he has taken several other positions of increased responsibilities to include a Grants and Financial Analyst at Florida State University, an Accountant IV with the Board of County Commissioners and Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller where he was promoted to the General Accounting Manager before leaving and coming to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard is a Certified Public Accountant. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Flagler University. He is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and is an active member in the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).

Richard was born and raised in Tallahassee Florida. He is married to Julie and has 2 children, Preston 8 and Natalie 6. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a strong advocate for autism awareness and education.