We continue to go inside the challenges of law enforcement recruitment circa 2023
This week, Putnam County Commissioners approved 92 new employees as part of the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget. The biggest part of those new staffers will come in the expanded Putnam County Justice Center set to be completed next Spring. The budget also includes additional pay for many of the new hires, and a quicker timeline to get to maximum pay. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris says the extra money will help with recruiting, but it’s just one part of the challenge right now to get people to enter law enforcement, and to stay there. We continue discussion with Eddie Farris, and Livingston Police Chief Ray Smith.
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