We took the time to go through the sheriff's ledgers to determine how many employees was sent for APOST certification training from 18 January 11 - 31 December 2013.
11/29/2011 Check #1562 Ron Livingston APOST Certification Class
12/15/2011 Check #1589 Ron Livingston APOST Refresher Class
05/08/2012 Check # 1743 No Name Court Security Training
05/30/2012 Check # 1767 Ron Livingston The Alabama Association
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07/19/2012 Check# 1826 No Name Criminal Patrol (APOST)
11/27/2012 Check# 1994 Mason/Sain FTO Course (APOST)
01/23/2013 Check# 2061 Hartselle Enquirer Sow Sale
08/01/2013 Check# 2377 No Name FTO Course (APOST)
The sheriff's ledgers reflect only two APOST certification classes.
We do not have the stats for the number of employees that quit, resigned, retired, or was terminated from the MCSO from January 18, 2011 - December 31, 2011.
Since the sheriff's office has lost 113 employees from January 1, 2012 - Present wonder how many APOST certified deputies are left to support the mission?
In regards to Check # 2061 the sow is the only sale of seized property reflected in the sheriff's ledger as being in a sheriff's sale. Believe there was also a mule sold as well. Wonder what happened to all of the seized vehicles, equipment, computers, guns etc.?
Back to the contract labor paid out of the Inmate Housing Account, Larry Alton Berzett was paid 24,460.00 out of the 38,620.00.
From 01/31/2013 - 06/17/2013, Berzett was paid an hourly rate of 10.00 per hour. He accumulated a whopping 988 hours.
From 01/31/2013 - 06/17/2013, Clements received 189 hours at 10.00 per hour.
From 07/03/2013 - 12/02/13, Berzett was paid salary. Hay! How do you pay contract labor salary pay?
The rest of the funds was spent on the sheriff's cousin Johnson and Clements.
It appears that 38,620 would have paid for a lot of needed equipment, APOST certification training, and much more.
We wonder what Berzett did for the sheriff's office that regular employees couldn't do?
Berzett was later hired as the Jail Administrator.