Our duty, first and foremost, is to responsibly report to the residents of Ross Township for every single tax dollar that is spent. We are aware of the current investigation. At its inception, it involved ALL departments of Ross Township and was not limited to any one department.
The Ross Township Trustees would like to address a recent news article indicating that the Ross Township Police Department is under investigation for “payroll irregularities”.
In early July, anomalies were discovered in the use of the mobile application in use with the township’s timeclock system.
While we are not rushing to judgement on whether there is any wrongdoing in this matter, it is the responsibility of the elected officials of Ross Township to ensure that our residents’ best interests and tax dollars are being appropriately overseen, therefore the administration consulted the county prosecutor for advice.
BCI was contacted and offers an impartial and expert review of the documentation to determine the proper steps moving forward. These steps will support the best interest of the community and the township’s policies and procedures.
The investigation does not negate the need for a permanent police department, nor does it negate the need for funds to support our police department moving forward. At this time, we believe it would be a disservice to any of the parties involved to preemptively comment on any aspects of an open investigation. When details can be released without compromising the integrity of the investigation, we will provide further comment.
The township administration supports all of our employees and the fine work that they do protecting and serving our community.