Could your neighborhood police patrols go away this year? That may be the case if it means $4 million can be cut from the Hamilton County Sheriff Department’s budget.
According to reports, the Sheriff’s office notified ten townships that they must pay for patrols, or else they will lose them altogether. This was not expected, but because Sheriff Leis had to cut 4 million from his 2012 budget, he had no choice. If the townships wanted to keep the patrols, they will have to pay $70,000 a year per patrol sheriff.
The list of townships, that are under threat of losing their patrols, include Anderson, Colerain, Columbia, Crosby, Green, Harrison, Miami, Sycamore, Symmes, and Whitewater.
To hear more about the sheriff’s proposed cuts, check out the video below.