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Tangipahoa Sheriff cuts operating budget

3 years 3 months 1 day ago September 03, 2013 Sep 3, 2013 Tuesday, September 03 2013 September 03, 2013 7:33 AM in News
Source: AP

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards has reduced his operating budget to about $18.2 million for the current fiscal year, down from almost $19 million for the previous year.

The Hammond Daily Start reports that records show about half of Edwards' budget goes to $9 million in salaries for 263 sheriff's office employees, meaning the average salary is about $34,220.

A little over $1million of the budget goes to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, excluding salaries for jail staff.

For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, an independent auditor listed no findings in a report filed Oct. 22, marking at least four straight years Sheriff Daniel Edwards has earned a problem-free audit.

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