District 1 Constable Dustin Ridner has resigned from his position to take on a new role in law enforcement – as a McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The resignation came to light during Thursday’s Fiscal Court meeting when citizen Derek Jones noted the vacancy and indicated he had presented a letter stating his interest in being appointed to the position.
Sheriff Waters stated Ridner joined the Department last week and is working as a Deputy, filling the position vacated by Jerry Meadows, who left for a job in Wayne County earlier this year.
The Sheriff stated Ridner had recently completed his POPS (physical fitness testing) and will be attending the Police Academy this spring
Ridner was elected to his first term as Constable in District 1 in 2014.
Judge Stephens stated he had received five applications for the position as of Monday, and expected to make an appointment to fill the position before the end of the week.
Whomever is chosen to replace Ridner will serve until the next election cycle in 2018.
According to the McCreary County Fiscal Court Salary Schedule, a Constable earns $7,088.93 in base salary annually. With benefits, that total amounts to $16,655.82 per year. Additionally, the Fiscal Court allocates $500 annually to cover the cost of fuel.