County scheduled to receive 5 new state troopers by July

February 08, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Carroll County could receive five new state troopers by July 1, the county commissioners were told yesterday by Robert A. "Max" Bair, the county's director of administrative services.

Mr. Bair said Col. Larry W. Tolliver, the state police superintendent, has told county officials he will add at least one resident trooper to the 40 already working in Carroll.

Mr. Bair told the commissioners that four additional troopers, currently in training at the state police academy in Pikesville, are expected to be assigned to the Westminster barracks as replacements for those who have retired, transferred or left for other reasons.

The new troopers' salaries and equipment will come from the state's general fund, not from the county budget.

They are expected to arrive sometime this spring, upon completion of their training.

The new resident trooper will be paid by the county, as other troopers who live in the areas they patrol have been since the program began about 20 years ago.

All five new troopers will be assigned to patrol duties on the road, because "crime is of great concern in the county," Mr. Bair said.

As federal funds become available to the county, "we will ask for three more resident troopers," Mr. Bair told the commissioners.

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