Sheriff Dukes looks to move merit position to patrol, create cost savings for county

Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle Dukes speaks to the Kosciusko County Commissioners during a meeting on Tuesday, October 27th. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle Dukes received the blessing of an approval for an agreement that would move the county work release director position to a non-merit role.

Dukes said at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting that the current director, First Sergeant Larry Holderman is retiring officially on January 1st. Dukes said Sgt. Holderman falls under merit status, something he wants to move to the patrol division.

He said the position would be funded through work release after reimbursing the county through the department’s commissary account at work release, which puts the money back into the general fund:

The county commissioners unanimously approved the agreement.