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Jim Neil is the new sheriff in town.The new Hamilton County Sheriff's Investiture Ceremony was held on Friday afternoon at the Hamilton County Courthouse, a first in 25 years.Sheriff Neil, along with theMore >>
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Investiture Ceremony was held for Jim Neil on Friday afternoon at the courthouse, a first in 25 years.More >>
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The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
County Sheriff Jim Neil announced a 100-day independent audit of his office
aimed at helping to find operational and financial efficiencies.
audit will make us transparent," Sheriff Neil said Wednesday.
signed the contract for the independent audit with Greenwood & Streicher,
LLC on March 18th. The audit will cost between $45,000 and $50,000, which will be
paid for by funds generated by the Sheriff's Office. Neil pointed to former
Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher's experience and knowledge of the
community as the key reasons his company was chosen.
would put them up with any team out there," Neil said.
goal for the Sheriff's Office audit is to eliminate duplications in services,
look for waste, and recommend revisions in policies and procedures. Neil says
his office is short-staffed in the jail, currently spending $40,000 a month in
was allocated $57 million. I will spend $57 million, but the
point here is to spend those dollars more wisely," Neil emphasized.
sheriff says he has already made a number of changes on his own including
adjusting the structure of the upper management staff by reducing the number of
majors from eight to three.
have new leaders, new ideas, fresh eyes, a new look," Neil said.
says he has also held to his promise of stopping the revolving door or "process
only" policy at the jail. According to his office, "process only" is the
practice of releasing men from jail who have been arrested for minor crimes
after a short booking process. He says when offenders are released
they are often not showing up for court which ultimately results in additional
costs to locate the offenders and re-arrest them.
February 1st, all male offenders that have been booked have been detained until
they either make bail or bond or see the judge at their arraignment. Females
are being held if there is room available.
are required to be kept in a cell by themselves while the general population can
be double celled. By law, the jail is authorized to hold a maximum of 1,240 in
general jail population inmates which does not include detainees.
says the summertime population of the jail generally increases by 20%.
sheriff says they have also combined the jail and patrol academy into a
Sheriff's Office Academy. He says they have hired 30 officers including eight
to nine females and are currently conducting a jail academy.