Overtime mounts at Public Safety Facility

NORWICH – The amount of overtime paid out to public safety employees and corrections officers each year continues to exceed the amount budgeted, and at least one county supervisor is calling for better planning in the future.

“It seems like we have some consistency adding on (to the budget for overtime each year). Maybe we should look more closely at what we need up front,” said Preston Supervisor Peter C. Flanagan at a meeting of the board of supervisors last week.

The board adopted legislation in November and December that transfered more than $100,000 within the Sheriff’s budget to cover part time officers, overtime and medical expenses. Less than $400,000 was budgeted for overtime for the entire year.

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