Sheriff’s department overseeing animal control

St. Joseph County’s animal control director position is being overseen by the sheriff’s department while a search for a successor to Tom Miller continues.
Two matters related to animal control took place during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. First, commissioners endorsed a request to fill the position of animal control officer/facility supervisor. Later, it was announced that longtime employee Brooke Bingaman has resigned effective Tuesday from her position as animal control officer/support assistant.
Meanwhile, the 60-year-old Miller ended his 28-year career with the agency when his retirement as director became effective Tuesday, as well.
With Miller and Bingaman no longer at animal control, human resources director Teresa Doehring said undersheriff Mark Lillywhite is overseeing the department on an interim basis.
When Miller and Bingaman were still with the department, animal control had a staff of two full-time and three part-time employees.

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