Pitt County Sheriff Makes Budget Proposal

Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks met with county commissioners Thursday morning to present his budget proposal for the upcoming year.

The county asked Elks to make some cuts because it's expecting to make less revenue this year.

Elks says his main goal was to keep full-time jobs and he is expects to do that. But there are some things on the chopping block. His proposal would mean cuts to part-time positions, overtime spending, and special duty pay. There would also be a reduction in the training budget, and for new equipment such as patrol cars and bullet proof vests. Elks says he understands, right now, the county is having tough times.

The county commissioners will now look at his proposal. A final decision is expected within the next few months.

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