8/22/14 4:05 p.m.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received some additional funds for operations and uniforms.
The Bulletproof Vest Program awarded the department just over $8,700, which will be used to pay for up to 50 percent of each vest. The Sheriff’s Office also received over $30,500 from Ohio Criminal Justice Services to pay for another road patrol deputy, bringing them to 12 total road deputies. And lastly, $6,500 was received through the Justice Assistance Grant for Law Enforcement program to assist in overtime funding for road deputies.
Sheriff Michael Chandler said in a press release that the department has 12 deputies, two detectives and one courthouse security deputy which is the lowest amount ofmanpower in the office in 30 years despite the 11 percent increase in service calls.Read More →