A pair of county supervisors say they want a new position added to the Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office budget in the upcoming fiscal year.
Supervisors Michael Hipple and Sue Sadler said they would support funding a new sheriff position to provide additional security at the court, during a Tuesday meeting.
“This added position is justified and would help us with court security,” Sadler said. “For public safety I think it’s something we need to adopt.”
County administrator Bryan Hill said a new deputy would cost about $60,000. Supervisors will discuss how a new position could be funded at their work sessions on April 18 and April 20.