La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

The department has cut positions and sought new revenue
La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith swears in deputies and civilians en masse in January 2015, shortly after he took office. In the last three years, the Sheriff’s Office has saved a cumulative $2 million to adjust for lower county revenues.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith swears in deputies and civilians en masse in January 2015, shortly after he took office. In the last three years, the Sheriff’s Office has saved a cumulative $2 million to adjust for lower county revenues.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy patrols the jail in November 2015. The Sheriff’s Office has saved money by leaving some positions empty, but also raised money by renting out space in the jail. The Sheriff’s Office is looking at ways to give pay raises to help with retainment and recruitment.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

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