County supervisors and sheriff discuss extra duty for deputies
By Sarah Te Slaa, Multimedia Producer/ Anchor - email
Without a resolution, both sides might take their cases to court.
More talk, but no resolution between Woodbury County Supervisors and the sheriff when it comes to extra duties for deputies.
two sides got together Friday morning to talk about how deputies are
paid and if they can use county equipment when they are hired to provide
security for events outside of their normal work schedule.
Dave Drew says the most cost-effective way of doing business is to have
the event pay for an off-duty deputy's time... rather than the county
pay overtime. He says having a deputy at events keeps trouble from
"That presence helps to quell anything that might start
up or if it does you can stop it before it happens and that's the job of
law enforcement," says Dave Drew, Woodbury County Sheriff.
supervisors say it's a liability issue when deputies work extra duties,
and the wear and tear on county equipment for those extra duties can add
"What is up to the board is whether they are going to
allow them to use our uniforms and create a liability to Woodbury
County," says Larry Clausen, a Woodbury County Board supervisor.
was no resolution Friday morning between the two sides, but they say
the next step might be to take their cases to the courts for a decision
on the issue.
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