CELINA - The cost of routine patrol and inmate transports continues to impact Mercer County Sheriff's Office expenses.
The department's total budget this year is $2.9 million. Last year's appropriations were about $2.8 million.
Vehicle replacements, repair, maintenance and gasoline costs, as well as time clocked on the road by deputies, are squeezing the agency's enforcement, jail and dispatch funds, Sheriff Jeff Grey said. [More