Hamilton County Sheriff To Lay Off 10 Employees, Stop Hiring

(Cincinnati) - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is cutting positions to make up for their $5.5 million budget shortfall.

Sheriff Jim Neil said in a press conference Thursday that he will be cutting 10 sheriff's deputies.

That's not all, because he also says people will see changes in service across the board because department will have to allow staffing to go from 930 deputies to 800.

The department hasn't hired anyone new since July 2018.

Neil says the first time any of these cuts will be made is the week of March 22.

Deputies will be laid off, based on seniority, starting March 21.

All of the county's agencies came into this year with less money than they asked county commissioners for.

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