Andrew County to Make Cuts in Sheriff's Department

Published 08/15 2014 04:27PM

Updated 08/15 2014 04:33PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) People living in Andrew County will soon see a decrease in services from the sheriff's department.

The sheriff's office says the county will have fewer road patrols and other services available for the public.

Some of those cuts include courtesy security checks as well as roadside assistance. The cuts were made because citizens voted not to pass the county's tax levy.

"If a majority of the county residents don't wanna support law enforcement then with the increased revenue then we're gonna have to operate and do only what we can with the revenues that we currently get in," stated Andrew County Sheriff, Bryan Atkins.

The sheriff's office will not fill the positions of three employees who recently resigned. The administrative office will only be open three days a week.

911 operators and jail hours will remain the same.

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