Northumberland County to hold 'intake process' meeting
SUNBURY - The county commissioners will hold a special meeting this month with judicial and law enforcement officials on an unspecified cost-saving "intake process."
Commissioner Vinny Clausi didn't want to go into detail about the plan Friday since he hadn't yet discussed the idea directly with police officers.
However, he said district judges are on board and he believes everyone will be pleased.
According to a press release from the county commissioners, the proposal will "streamline the intake process into the criminal justice system" and will save "the county and municipalities a significant amount of money."
"The proposed plan will also lead to a substantial reduction in police 'down time' allowing the police and state troopers to maximize their time patrolling and protecting the public safety in their respective jurisdictions," according to the release.
Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones reserved comment until the meeting is held, scheduled for noon Oct. 22 at the county administration building.
Magisterial District Judge John Gembic was unavailable.