picayuneitem.com - David A. Farrell - September 17, 2009
PICAYUNE — Sheriff David Allison said in an interview at his courthouse office on Wednesday that county residents will see changes in the sheriff’s department’s services as a result of cuts ordered by supervisors in the 2009-’10 austere budget adopted on Monday by supervisors without any tax increases. The budget takes effect Oct. 1.
By late Wednesday, Allison had informed nine employees they would be laid off as he began the process of bringing his budget into balance with the revenues approved for him by supervisors. Layoffs came in the sheriff’s office and at the jail.
He said that residents will see fewer patrols, response times will be slower and processing investigations and delivering court papers will slow down because of layoffs and a cutback in overtime by investigators.
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Sheriff making cuts to stay within budget set by supervisors