Sheriff Simon Leis

Hamilton County
2:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hamilton County has a new sheriff

Hamilton County Sheriff-elect (D) Jim Neil.
Credit Campaign website

For the first time in 25 years Hamilton County will have new sheriff and he's not a Republican. 

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Commission on Sheriff's budget
1:07 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Commission: no plans to gut Sheriff's department

Hamilton County Commissioners are navigating the budget process for next year. No decisions have been made but they're already responding to comments from outgoing Sheriff Simon Leis that they plan to gut his department.

Leis threatens proposed cuts would mean laying off employees and reducing space at the overcrowded county jail.

Commissioner Chris Monzel says public safety is a top priority.

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