Back in 1972, Wright County Sheriff Darrell Wolff began the process of contracting out deputy patrol hours with cities in the county – at the shockingly reasonable rate of $3.65 an hour. More than 40 years later, the Wright County Sheriff’s Department is still contracting with cities for patrol hours, but, as one can imagine, the cost has gone up considerably since the days when Richard Nixon was president.
At the June 25 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners accepted the rate to be charged to cities for patrol hours – $62.50 an hour for 2014 and $64.50 an hour for 2015. Those figures represent a 3.3 percent increase over the current rate for 2014 and a 3.2 percent increase for 2015.
See this week’s print edition of the Monticello Times for the complete story.