Middletown will pay several thousand dollars more for its contract with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office for the town's community deputies, but an increase in state transportation money will cover the difference.

The town will add $6,162 to the amount it pays the sheriff's office for deputies to patrol the town, bringing the yearly amount to $406,956. In a letter to the town, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said the increase was due to a change in the Uniformed Law Enforcement Pay Scale.

Meanwhile, the town got an extra $25,643.44 in highway user revenues from the state in fiscal 2021, following an updated prediction in revenues.

The town's commissioners approved a budget amendment for the cost of the deputies at a meeting Monday night.

The new contract from the sheriff's office came in after the town's budget was done, Town Administrator Drew Bowen said.

He praised the work of the deputies who police the town.

“It's nice to have them around. It does make a difference,” he told the burgess and commissioners.

Follow Ryan Marshall on Twitter: @RMarshallFNP

Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. No vulgar, racist, sexist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, not personal attacks or ad hominem criticisms.
TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
Be civil. Don't threaten. Don't lie. Don't bait. Don't degrade others.
No trolling. Stay on topic.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
No deceptive names. Apparently misleading usernames are not allowed.
Say it once. No repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link for abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Already a member?

Login Now
Click Here!

Currently a News-Post subscriber?

Activate your membership at no additional charge.
Click Here!

Need more information?

Learn about the benefits of membership.
Click Here!

Ready to join?

Choose the membership plan that fits your needs.
Click Here!