Committee names jail consultantThe Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee approved Thursday a consultant for the Jail Ad Hoc committee.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
The Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee approved Thursday a consultant for the Jail Ad Hoc committee.
Marvin Wilson, a retired deputy sheriff with the Polk County (Ia.) Sheriff’s Office in Des Moines, will serve in that role. The ad hoc committee was created late last year with the goal of exploring all options on what to do with the Pierce County Jail.
Administrative Coordinator JoAnn Miller explained, when looking for a consultant, she was looking for a person with law enforcement experience and one who lived out of the area so they wouldn’t have community ties.
Wilson spent 34 years with Polk County, with the last 17 of them as Chief Jailer, before retiring in 2006. He currently is an auditor for the American Correctional Association, with over 90 audits completed in states such as Florida, Indiana, Colorado, New Jersey, Minnesota, Virginia and Tennessee. He is also a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections.
Wilson’s salary, mileage, lodging and meals will be paid for and provided by the county, Miller said. She assured the committee the county will have enough money to pay for those expenses.
Community members Rod Rommel, Mike Hunter and Jay Richardson will serve on the committee, which is projected to have their first meeting by the end of the month.
The committee also approved salary increases of 1.25 percent for non-represented employees for 2013, along with them contributing 10 percent toward the health insurance premiums.