Fairfield Co. Sheriff Says He Needs $1.2M To Keep Detective Bureau | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen said on Wednesday that budget issues may force him to eliminate his entire detective bureau.

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Gotta Go!
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Sounds like he is not keeping his detective unit and will have to rely on outside help from other departments...

Not too hard to figure out.

Thats the way it works when the country is under financial crisis.

Sorry bub...adapt like the rest of us.
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Eliminate the drug enforcement and you might have enough left to cover real crimes.
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Confiscate the drug property..like cars, houses, and whatever sell them and recoup money. Cut all administrative pay mayor on down until they solve the problem...it will get fixed.
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It would probably help if they stop sending Sheriff deputies to investigate,
"noise ordinance," complaints in Carroll too.
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$1.2 million to fund a 5 person staff for a year? I don't know anything about detective work, but doesn't that seem a little high?
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Bill wrote:
Eliminate the drug enforcement and you might have enough left to cover real crimes.
Except for the fact that 99.9% of all the crime (burlgaries, thefts, robberies) are committed by junkies looking for a high.
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Well, I don't think there is that much crime in Fairfield County, really. I live in Fayette County and the Sheriff here only has two detectives who work 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and on call at nights and on the weekends.

Honestly, we do just fine here in Fayette County.

I don't think they need more than 3 detectives and surely don't need a supervisor who is making more money than the actual detectives.. the Sheriff is the supervisor.. that is why he was elected... to supervise.
Mike Zuziack

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Oh, yeah.. If forgot to add. 1.2 million dollars for a staff of five? That averages out to $240,000.00 per year per staff member....

Let's just hypothetically speak for a moment: if they were paid $35,000.00 like, there would be more than enough to buy the needed equipment, cars, gas, ect...
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without considering taxes and benefits thats around 16/hour? not to mention workers comp and such not sure you can find qualified people at that rate?
Mike Zuziack wrote:
Oh, yeah.. If forgot to add. 1.2 million dollars for a staff of five? That averages out to $240,000.00 per year per staff member....
Let's just hypothetically speak for a moment: if they were paid $35,000.00 like, there would be more than enough to buy the needed equipment, cars, gas, ect...
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lol not to mention you can work for columbus city schools in a text book warehouse at 80,000 a year after your second "last chance"
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I'm confused. One supervisor for four employees? What is it about their union jobs they don't already know? You clock in and you clock out.
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Someone help me with my math.$1.2M for five employees. Does that not equal $204,000 per detective?
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Nix that overpaid supervisor right off the bat. That leaves 4 guys to divvy up 1 million. Not too shabby for a deputy if I do say so myself. That leaves 200K to spend for incidentals like weed and hookers.
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Trooper Watch wrote:
Someone help me with my math.$1.2M for five employees. Does that not equal $204,000 per detective?
Let's just suppose for a minute that the total amount includes, salary, pension, health and disability, training expenses, automobile, equipment, life insurance, overtime, investigation expenses (i.e.) lab, computers, office equipment and other ancillary costs. Yeah, 200 grand per person, that would sound just about right.
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Unrepentant Cynic wrote:
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Let's just suppose for a minute that the total amount includes, salary, pension, health and disability, training expenses, automobile, equipment, life insurance, overtime, investigation expenses (i.e.) lab, computers, office equipment and other ancillary costs. Yeah, 200 grand per person, that would sound just about right.
Sounds like another reason we need SB5. 200 grand per union employee? What gives with all that other stuff? No wonder the State is going broke.
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This is the same idot that 2 weeks ago said after school starts he doesn't know if they can enforce the drug raids. Is that the only this he can do is complain. Two years ago he said they couldn't afford the k-9 dogs. Learn how to BUDGET!!!!!!
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sounds like its time to lay off 4 detectives and 1 supervisor to me.what the heck are they paying these guys an hour
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WHITE KNIGHT wrote:
sounds like its time to lay off 4 detectives and 1 supervisor to me.what the heck are they paying these guys an hour
He calls them detectives, when in fact they are duputies promoted to the position of detective. If they are like any other union deputy their pay should be around $25 an hour. Not sure how it still comes out to $200,000 per person.
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Dave Phalen, a complete waste of oxygen.

How can he afford to keep the dog that was to too expensive to keep? How does he keep the resource officers that were too expensive to retain?

Seems every few weeks Fail'n Phalen is begging for money.

Demastry was a theif but he had more deputies on the roads and wasn't crying that the SO was broke on TV every week.

I say it is time for Dave Phalen, aka I don't know Dave, aka Preacher Dave, aka Failin' Phalen

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