County’s proposed price range would add 39 deputies, 25 EMS personnel

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Greenville County Administrator Joe Kernell speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Greenville County Administrative building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Greenville County would add 39 Sheriff’s Workplace deputies and 25 emergency medical personnel through the subsequent two years underneath a proposed spending plan that Administrator Joe Kernell unveiled Tuesday.

Kernell’s price range requires hiring 29 deputies subsequent 12 months, with 19 of them slotted to supply safety on the county’s new Household Court docket facility on Halton Street. An extra 10 deputies could be employed the next 12 months.

The proposed price range additionally consists of cash to purchase ballistic vests for the Sheriff’s Workplace in 2023.

The brand new EMS positions embody the addition of 10 emergency medical technicians in every of the following two years. 4 communications assistant supervisors and a medical schooling specialist additionally could be employed throughout that interval.

4 deputy coroners could be employed through the subsequent two years, and the Coroner’s Workplace additionally would obtain funding for expertise upgrades and enhancement of crime-scene picture documentation, in line with the price range proposal. 

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