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Woodbury County Sheriff and county supervisors disagree on policy

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Who's in charge? That's the question for the Woodbury County Sheriff, and county supervisors when off-duty, or extra-duty, deputies do security at a community event with equipment that belongs to Woodbury County.

Sheriff Dave Drew says the most cost-effective way of doing business is to have the event pay for an off-duty officer's time, rather than the county paying overtime.

Drew says having deputies present at an event might help keep trouble from starting.

"We're not there to derive some huge benefit from it. We're there as public safety. That's first and foremost as the job of sheriff, or the job as chief of police, to provide safety for our communities. And that's all I'm asking, at the most cost effective way," said Dave Drew, Woodbury County Sheriff.

As part of board policy, since 2010, the supervisors say it's a liability issue in case of injury. But, it's also against policy for an officer to do a side job and get paid for personal achievement.

"The board also has to share responsibility to its taxpayers. You know, you don't want to be paying for somebody to put wear and tear, or put gas in the vehicle to go do their own private job," said Larry Clausen, Woodbury County Supervisor.

Right now, the two sides are talking, but neither is willing to change anything. Both sides are looking for clarification on the issue.

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