“There doesn’t seem to be much difference in the salary between a deputy and a correction officer, and I don’t think there is a reason to make any changes,” Lashomb said.
“I don’t see where we need to do anything unless the sheriff wanted to add more deputies. If, in the future, he needed to hire more deputies, I’d want to look at that because we have to pay for 24 weeks of training.”
In that case, he said, he’d rather see correction officers hired.
“And if we have to lay off people, I don’t see the Commission on Corrections allowing that. We couldn’t lay people off if we wanted to,” Lashomb said.
“I don’t see where we have to fool with anything.”
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