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The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin, announces that on Monday May 15, 2017 at 7pm the Hoke County Board of Commissioners held a special session in their regularly scheduled meeting to give a preliminary report of findings within the internal investigation conducted by Jonathan Charleston and the Cherry -Bekaert Group. Throughout the meetings commissioners stated they were unaware of the deputies working substantial amounts of overtime and the amount of money they were paid. Not true.

According to the Hoke County Financial System (Munis) The Hoke County Commissioners authorized and spent over $2,330,000.00 in overtime just in a 3 and ½ year time period. Sheriff Peterkin states he has been asking for help for the entire 15 years as the County Elected Sheriff and for 15 years the Board of Commissioners have chosen to spend tax payers money instead of hiring the essential personnel needed.

BREAKDOWN: Within the 3 and ½ year period, Commissioners authorized and paid $958,543.21 in overtime to the Sheriff’s Deputies, and $1,373,555.80 to the Jailers. This amount of money equates to a total of 29 new Deputies (8 per year) with the current salary and a total of 47 new jailers (13 jailers per year) with the current salary. This does not include benefits, but you get the point.

NOTE: All Hoke County employee original timesheets are given to the County Human Resource Department every pay period and HR controls the amount of pay that goes in the system for each employee.

BUDGET MEETINGS: Every budget meeting is recorded and is a public record. It is recorded in the minutes every request, denial, and authorization by the Hoke County Board of Commissioners.

PUBLIC SAFETY STATUS: Sheriff Peterkin advises, at this point the safety for the citizens of Hoke County and the Hoke County Deputies and Jailers is in jeopardy if the poor management by the Commissioners continues. Sheriff Peterkin states that he and the Board must work closely together to ensure this 15-year problem does not continue or the Hoke County community is in trouble. The Elected Sheriff is not managed by the County Commissioners or the County Manager, but he strongly depends of their funding, advice, and support in his decision making to ensure an adequate public safety.

Note: The above release was provided in its entirety by the Hoke County Sheriff's Department.

 

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  • Earth Day Road Cleaning Held Saturday April 21st +

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  • Silver Alert Issued For Missing Man From Hoke County +

    A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 43-year-old man. Read More
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Crime Reports

  • SPPD Announces Additional “Operation Leader” Update +

    Additional charges filed man remains jailed under $6,100,000 secure bond. Read More
  • Officers Conduct Speed Enforcement Operation In Pinehurst Tuesday +

    4 Hour Operation Results In 85 Traffic Stops Read More
  • Aberdeen Man Charged With Kidnapping & Assault Receives $150,000 Bond +

    Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of Benjamin Ross Kirk for domestic violence related offenses including assault and kidnapping. Read More
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Obituaries

  • Charles Richard Lambert Of Robbins +

    Charles Richard Lambert, age 70, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC. Read More
  • Thomas Raymond Jackson Of Seven Lakes Obituary +

    Thomas Raymond Jackson, 82, passed away on April 21, 2018 Read More
  • Keiley A. Banfield of Aberdeen Obituary +

    Keiley A. Banfield of Aberdeen, NC, died unexpectedly on April 18, 2018. Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Man & Dogs Escape Injury After Rollover Accident Outside Southern Pines +

    A man and his three dogs escaped without serious injuries after the Chevrolet Silverado he was driving overturned Sunday. Read More
  • Man Airlifted After Being Impaled On Metal Rack Saturday +

    A man was airlifted to a Trauma Center by a helicopter Saturday afternoon after falling and becoming impaled on a Read More
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    Jackson Springs man was airlifted to a Trauma Center following a single vehicle motorcycle accident outside of West End early Read More
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