Money matters



Critics of the increased traffic enforcement in the local area have accused the Sheriff's Department of handing out more citations as a means of making money.
The fact is, on average, only about 25 percent of the total monies received from a traffic fine goes to the issuing city, and none directly to the Sheriff's Department. The remainder goes to other agencies and funds-mostly with the state.
"If there's an expectation that we're paying for police service by writin...

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