Sheriff says office needs more deputies

Posted: September 24, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Sgt. T.J. Rennie with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department works with Ranger, 7, a canine officer, Tuesday in an article-search training drill at the department in Fayetteville. The sheriff’s budget request includes eight new patrol positions and vehicles.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office needs $1.4 million for more staff, vehicles and equipment next year to keep deputies safe and maintain quality service, Sheriff Tim Helder said.

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The population of the rural area of Washington county has not increased over the last census. Although county population has grown, it is in the city, not rural area. No need for more county enforcement.

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September 25, 2017 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )