Jerry Clayton http://wemu.org en Sheriff Clayton Wants Discussion On How To Fund Policing Across Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/sheriff-clayton-wants-discussion-how-fund-policing-across-washtenaw-county <p>Washtenaw County communities that contract with the <strong><a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff" target="_blank">Sheriff’s department</a></strong> for policing will likely see one percent increases in their bills in 2016 and 2017.&nbsp; The <strong><a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/boc" target="_blank">County Commissioners</a></strong> vote on that proposal this week, but Sheriff Jerry Clayton is calling for a larger conversation on how law enforcement is funded.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Clayton doesn’t believe the current model is sustainable.&nbsp; He thinks a county-wide model could be designed to work for communities that contract with his department and those that have their own police departments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:59:01 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44334 at http://wemu.org Sheriff Clayton Wants Discussion On How To Fund Policing Across Washtenaw County County Budget Approved by Ways and Means Committee http://wemu.org/post/county-budget-approved-ways-and-means-committee <p>The Washtenaw County Sheriff says if the proposed four year county budget is approved he will likely be unable to maintain current service levels if he hits budget targets. &nbsp;</p><p>The<strong> <a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/">County Commissioners Ways and Means Committee</a> voted 7 &nbsp;to 2 &nbsp;</strong>for the budget last night that ranges from $103 million in 2014 to $106.5 million in 2017.&nbsp;</p><p>Sheriff Jerry Clayton says he hopes his warning on possible service reductions starts a community conversation because he won't be running up overtime.&nbsp; Clayton says he proposed a gradual reduction in the sheriff department returning a half-million dollars to the county annually.&nbsp;</p><p>The county commissioners will have a public hearing on the budget proposal in two weeks.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:53:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Andrew 37393 at http://wemu.org County Budget Approved by Ways and Means Committee