Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin requested to fill a position in his department and presented a salary ordinance amendment proposal to the county council members this week.
Chamberlin informed the council members that Sergeant Larry Snyder has announced his retirement and the sheriff will need to replace him. The new officer would probably be hired in March and the notice needs to be advertised. The council unanimously approved his request.
Chamberlin also presented a salary ordinance amendment which would strike a detective/sergeant position within the department and add a line sergeant position.
The hourly rate for those positions would not change. The only item that would change is the number of officers in those specific positions.
The council approved the request and the change will be presented to the merit board and advertised.