By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun
1:36 PM EST, November 22, 2013
The Baltimore County police department's personnel section was consolidated into a single county-wide office this week, a spokeswoman said.
Five police department employees will move from police headquarters on Joppa Road to the Baltimore County human resources office on Allegheny Avenue in Towson, said county spokeswoman Lauren Byrd. One employee will be transferred to corrections.
"It only made sense to consolidate locations. No positions will be cut, however, with time and attrition, the number of positions may become fewer," she said.
Cole B. Weston, president of the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4, expressed concern about the move, saying it will make the department less efficient.
"There are still records and materials that are going to be at police headquarters," he said. "It doesn't seem to be an efficient way to have the personnel section support the police department."
The move is the latest consolidation of county departments. Earlier this year, the county and the school system's data centers merged, which officials said would save $4 million because the school system would no longer need to build a new building.
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