Montgomery County Jail Staff Stretched Thin, County Struggles with Growth - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 23, 2018
As Montgomery County rapidly grows in population, officials have struggled to keep pace, with public operations such as the jail suffering, The Leaf Chronicle reports. Overtime costs for Montgomery County jail staffers is already double what was budgeted for the fiscal year, with employees working up to two weeks straight with no time off to accommodate the staffing shortage. The county’s EMS services are also stretched “beyond capacity,” according to its EMS director. Public officials spoke out at the county commission's Budget Committee this week, requesting more funding to meet the challenges.