Sheriff: I will miss serving Northumberland County
SUNBURY — Northumberland County Sheriff Chad Reiner, who announced his resignation Wednesday, says he has secured another job, but did not disclose what it will be. Reiner said the salary cuts would not allow him to support his family.
Reiner said, “I have to evaluate my career on a long-term basis. I need to be able to obtain a salary that is capable of sustaining my family. The salary that’s cut to $31,000, minus $10,500 for health care and $4,600 for retirement, I’d be making $15,900 before taxes. That’s not a salary capable of sustaining my family.”
Reiner said he will miss serving as sheriff in Northumberland County. He said, “It’s been thoroughly enjoyable serving the residents of Northumberland County. I am truly humbled that I have been elected to three-terms. I’m 36 now and I’m still the state’s youngest sheriff. My biggest accomplishment, proudest accomplishment, is starting the sheriff’s K-9 program. Over the past four or five years, we’ve taken $750,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.”
Reiner said Corporal Robert Wolfe was named chief deputy sheriff Wednesday and will serve as Acting Sheriff until Governor Tom Corbett appoints a replacement. Wolfe is a 20-year veteran of the Shamokin police department. He retired in April of 2009 and then took a job in the sheriff’s department. (Ali Stevens)