Dan Foley

County Commissioner

Montgomery County, OH

Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Led the creation of a system that helps law enforcement share data across counties to save taxpayer dollars and make the community safer

Dan Foley is currently the President of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners and has served as Montgomery County Commissioner since January of 2007. From 2000 to 2006 he held the position of Montgomery County Clerk of Courts serving as the elected record keeper for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

Dan has taken a leadership role in establishing JusticeWeb, a multi-county comprehensive criminal justice information system designed to improve mission critical data support for all levels of the justice system. The system he helped create has saved taxpayer dollars by allowing the county to better manage its jail population and lower costs, and provide law enforcement with real-time data to make the community safer. Dan has been a strong advocate for regional collaborations including the consolidation of services and the promotion of new models of revenue sharing to promote regional economic development. He has also been a strong advocate for improving the quality of life by spearheading efforts to improve the river corridor, the bikeway system, and amateur sporting events.

Pro-Growth Progressive Ideas Shared

Problem

The historical lack of communication and information sharing between municipal courts in Montgomery County and the jail led to higher prison costs and duplicative efforts to track down information. This lack of coordination also hindered the social service system providers such as Children Services, Child Support Enforcement, and the tracking of Child Daycare Providers. 

Solution

County Commissioner Dan Foley helped create JusticeWeb in 2005, a multi-county comprehensive criminal justice information system designed to improve mission critical data support for all levels of the justice system. Since its inception, JusticeWeb has saved taxpayer dollars by allowing the county to better manage its jail population and lower costs, and provide law enforcement with real-time data to make the community safer. JusticeWeb continues to grow and evolve as additional data is obtained and new technology develops. Most recently a mobile application was developed for use on most smartphones.