Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The volunteer officers saved county taxpayers more than $80,000 in the first quarter of 2012.
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reserve deputies worked a total of 3,834 hours in the first quarter of 2012, saving Lexington County taxpayers more than $80,000, said Sheriff James Metts. Reserve deputies volunteer their time to provide professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Lexington County. Metts said 30 reserve deputies currently volunteer their time to work with the department. “Reserve deputies are a significant asset for the Sheriff’s Department,” Metts said. “They sacrifice time away from their families in order to supplement the number of full-time, sworn officers who are assigned to road patrol duties with our agency.” In the first quarter of 2012, reserve deputies worked 293 patrol shifts and answered 1,…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Volunteer officers saved local taxpayers more than $300,000 in 2011.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department's reserve deputies were a boon not only to the department in 2011, but to county taxpayers as well, says Sheriff James Metts. The volunteer deputies worked a combined total of 16,337 hours in 2011. That saved Lexington County taxpayers $377,711, based on an hourly rate of $23.12 for a full-time deputy’s annual salary and fringe benefits, Metts said. Recently, Metts presented the Distinguished Reserve Deputy Award to the following reserve deputies in recognition of the numbers of hours that they voluntarily worked for the Sheriff’s Department: Maj. Bernard Bourne: 796 hours worked in 2011 and 3,749 hours worked in the past five years. Bourne, 52, of Lexington, has served as a reserve deputy since …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Volunteers worked more than 4,000 hours in the the third quarter of 2011
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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reserve deputies voluntarily worked more than 4,000 hours in the third quarter of 2011 to assist full-time deputies with the Sheriff’s Department, saving Lexington County taxpayers nearly $100,000. Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said 32 reserve deputies currently volunteer their time to work with the Sheriff’s Department. “Reserve deputies play a vital role in carrying out our agency’s mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County,” Metts said. In the third quarter of 2011, reserve deputies worked 272 patrol shifts and answered 1,807 calls for help from citizens in Lexington County, Metts said. The reserve …