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Sheriff says hiring, training new officers takes time
When the Plumas County Board of Supervisors voted recently to add three new deputies to the sheriff’s force, residents welcomed the news.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood, whose department is nine deputies short of being fully staffed, thanked the supervisors for dedicating funds to bolster his depleted staff.
But the green light to add deputies doesn’t mean the new officers will be on patrol anytime soon.
In reality, it could be six months to a year before the new officers are on the job. That’s according to sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Johns, the person responsible for recruiting and training new deputies.
Unlike 20 years ago, it’s not as easy to find new officers. The sheriff said it’s a problem facing law enforcement agencies throughout the state. But it is especially magnified in rural areas like Plumas County.
Because of rigid standards, fewer than 10 percent of the people who set out to be an officer ever make it to the force.
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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough
This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...Read More...
New class plans paddle fest
Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....Read More...
Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014
Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted