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Gerace urges lawmakers to add nine positions

October 17, 2012
By Eric Tichy ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace is finding little support for a plan to add nine positions to his department.

Gerace broke down his 2013 budget Monday, Oct. 1 during the Chautauqua County Legislature's Public Safety Committee meeting.

"We need those positions back," Gerace told the legislature's Public Safety Committee, noting the increase in calls for service in 2012 as well as population growth within the County Jail. The sheriff's office in 2011 responded to approximately 47,000 total incidents.

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