Just The News: A Sheriff’s department in Michigan says prohibitively high gas prices have forced them to reassess the way in which they handle non-urgent calls.
The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office, located in Central Michigan, announced via Facebook post this week that because of significantly higher fuel costs, they have requested that their deputies manage the calls that they are able to over the phone.
The post, written by Sheriff Michael Main, reads, “Isabella County Sheriff’s Office is feeling the pain at the pump as well. We have exhausted what funds were budgeted for fuel with several months to go before the budget reset.
“I have instructed the deputies to attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone. This would be non-in-progress calls, non-life-threatening calls, calls that do not require evidence collection or documentation. more