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Published: Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 1:51 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — After 15 tornadoes ripped through the Miami Valley leaving behind significant damage, police and deputies have been busy providing extra support to keep people and their properties safe.
Trotwood police said they’ve had to utilize 1,105 hours of overtime from the night of the tornadoes through June 10.
The city of Beavercreek has utilized 677 overtime hours for its public safety staff through last Saturday. Adding in the other city workers, including public service employees, the city has spent $147,618 on overtime to support tornado aftermath efforts.
Dayton officials said as of June 20, the city had spent $36,200 on overtime for police covering tornado aftermath efforts.
Deputies assigned to Harrison Twp. have been paid out a combined $58,585 in overtime since the tornadoes came through the county. Deputies not assigned to Harrison Twp. have made a combined $122,388 in overtime assisting in tornado aftermath work.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office expended a total of $859 in overtime the night of the tornadoes, but has not had to use any other overtime to cover tornado aftermath efforts.
“Reimbursement for that amount was submitted to our county EMA for potential recovery from FEMA,” said Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak.
Brookville’s police chief said the city has had to use 215 hours of overtime at a cost of $13,846.
The city had a checkpoint and controlled access area at Westbrook Road and Terrace Park Boulevard the week after the tornado. They also had a dedicated patrol post, which included Charlie Court and the adjacent Brookville Local Schools property.
Mercer County deputies have had 54 hours of overtime for a total of $1,717 dedicated to tornado aftermath.
We’re still working to learn the same information from the Celina Police Department.
Riverside police have had 48.75 hours of overtime collected to assist with post tornado patrols.