The New Hanover County Sheriff met with his staff today to discuss ways to cut $1 million out of his budget. Last week the county asked Sheriff Ed McMahon to reduce his budget to try to help make up a $14 million county budget shortfall.
The sheriff says he has been making cuts since July and has cut down on as much as he possibly can. Now he's trying to make more cuts without sacrificing the safety of citizens.
"What I can promise the citizens of New Hanover County is that I will not cut more than what we can afford to that would jeopardize their safety or the quality of their service that they've come to expect and deserve," McMahon said.
The Sheriff's Office will take its new budget plan to a County Commission work budget session Wednesday.