Democratic Norfolk County Sheriff Candidate Patrick McDermott Pledges “Stem to Stern” Review of Budget

QUINCY- Democratic nominee for Norfolk County Sheriff, Patrick McDermott, pledged today that, if elected, his first priority would be a comprehensive review of the Sheriff’s office budget and programming to ensure proper fiscal management and effective leadership throughout the Norfolk County Sheriff’s office.

“Public Safety is about public trust and part of that trust is proper fiscal management of taxpayer money,” said Patrick McDermott. “As a public official, it is critical that the funding we receive from the people of Norfolk County is used as efficiently and effectively as possible. That’s why, if elected Sheriff, my first priority will be a stem to stern review of the office and its programs to get the office on the right fiscal track.”

If elected, McDermott will immediately begin a review of where money is being spent, and what programs and services are effective both in their use of taxpayer funds and in their results.  He will also seek community partnerships and grant funding to invest in new programs that will benefit public safety, prevention and intervention efforts throughout Norfolk County

McDermott added, “The status quo isn’t good enough. We need a new vision of public safety and that includes living within our means, and exploring new ways and opportunities for the Sheriff’s office to increase community engagement and put those who are serving time on the right path.”

For the past 18 years, Patrick McDermott has served as the Norfolk County Register of Probate, where he has overseen the $2.2 million annual budget of the Norfolk Family and Probate Court without any spending overages. At the same time, he has worked with community organizations to increase education and awareness, help victims of domestic violence, and provide new avenues for the residents of Norfolk County to engage with the Norfolk County Family and Probate Court.

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