County leaders need to make the most of a rare opportunity
A proposed joint venture between the sheriff and the California Highway Patrol appeared to be dead last spring. But after last week’s visit by CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow, there is a glimmer of hope.
We emphasize the glimmer part.
Everything will have to come together just right to make the collaboration a reality. The plan — devised by Sheriff Greg Hagwood and local CHP Commander Joe Edwards — is to build a shared office for the sheriff and CHP on a campus that would include a free-standing jail and possibly even the fire department.