The Pulaski County Council reorganized for the year where Jay Sullivan was retained as president of the fiscal body while Roger Querry was appointed as vice president. The council also welcomed newly elected member Linda Powers.
Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the council that three new deputies have been hired and he requested $6,000 to be transferred so a part-time officer can cover their absence while they’re at the academy. Two officers will be sent to the academy in March and one officer will go after the first two come back. When the officers complete their training, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department should be fully staffed with eight deputies. The transfer was unanimously approved.
Sheriff Richwine said he’s not giving the new officers their cars or sending them to the academy until they move to Pulaski County. One officer lives in Star City, the other lives in Logansport and the third officer lives in Royal Center. The two who live out of county have indicated that they are moving to the county.
Another transfer was made to cover overtime in the dispatcher’s line item in the budget for $4,500.