Damn, that almost makes me like the sheriff. Welcome to the real world where everyone is working more hours, doing more jobs, etc all for the same pay. Notice I said almost...<quoted text>
The commissioners have been clear about tax revenue being down and not having enough money to pay for everything the county needs. Sheriff Kyle has had to run the department on less money each year. That means he has had to make difficult cuts and employees have gone without raises, worked more hours, and had to do more jobs. Of course most deputies are not going to like those changes. Unlike some government agencies, our sheriff is managing the department within the budget given to him. This is not an easy task in a world where being in debt is the norm and living within your means is the exception. If county residents want more officers, they need to shop, eat, fuel vehicles, go to the movies, etc. in Christian County to generate the sales tax needed instead of giving all their tax money to Greene and Stone counties. The residents are making the decision not to fund our Sheriff Department as well as our road districts.
#21 Jul 10, 2012
#22 Jul 10, 2012
No Thats wrong dont try and blame the way the Sheriff is letting the department run this way on budget short falls. They had an even bigger budget cut in 2003, Kyle has not suffered anything close to that. If you dont know what the budget is or has been since he has taken office just go to the old court house and ask it is open record. As I said it is poor management and poor spending on the Sheriff's part. Not to mention low moral on the part of the Deputies, but dont blame that on low pay, as a cop we know what the pay is before taking the oath. It all falls to poor leadership.
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