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<br /> <br />,f <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 1996 <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by Chair Richard Wojt. Commissioner Robert <br />Hinton was present. Commissioner Glen Huntingford was not present. <br /> <br />COMMISSIONERS' BRIEFING SESSION <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: The minutes of July 22, 1996 were approved <br />as read by motion of Commissioner Hinton, seconded by Chairman Wojt. The motion carried. <br /> <br />Sheriff Pete Piccini re: Request for Additional Traffic Deputy: Public Services <br />Director Gary Rowe submitted a memo regarding the Sheriffs request for an additional Deputy. <br />Sheriff Pete Piccini stated that the Department needs another officer for traffic patrol. In 1995 <br />there were four fatal accidents, two of which were alcohol related. To date in 1996 there have <br />been four fatal accidents, with three of them being alcohol related. There have been fatalities in <br />both years on either Beckett Point Road and Cape George Road. The department has been <br />trying to have the Patrol Deputies do more traffic work, but they are needed to handle crime <br />related activities. Sheriff Piccini then reported on the duties of a Traffic Officer. He reported <br />that to fund this position for the balance of 1996 would cost about $20,000 depending on the <br />vehicle assigned. It will cost approximately $55,000 to fund the position in 1997. The State <br />Patrol has agreed to assist the County Deputies for a while in patrolling County roads. <br /> <br />Commissioner Hinton asked if the Patrol Deputies do any traffic work at all? SheriffPiccini <br />stated that they do when they can, but setting them up in a program is very hard because they get <br />pulled away to other calls. Commissioner Hinton then asked what the Patrol and Traffic <br />Sergeants do? SheriffPiccini reported that these officers take calls and patrol, and they have <br />additional administrative duties. Commissioner Hinton asked if the Department is using all of <br />the officers to the fullest extent? Sheriff Piccini answered that they are. The discussion <br />continued regarding community-based policing, the use of Reserve Deputies, and law enforce- <br />ment in the West End. <br /> <br />Commissioner Hinton noted that he would like to have Commissioner Huntingford present when <br />this decision is made. This item will be rescheduled on the August 12, 1996 agenda. <br /> <br />, " <br />f ~ '- <br /> <br />?? ..': <br />-- ","-' ,', <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />0 1.1.85 <br />