QUINCY (WGEM) – Folks dwelling exterior of Adams County can now work as corrections officers for the sheriff’s workplace. That’s as a result of the Adams County Board voted Tuesday to develop the county’s residency necessities for the place.
County officers mentioned earlier than this decision, they have been restricted to whom they may recruit.
Adams County Board Chairman Kent Snider mentioned the Adams County jail can home greater than 120 inmates and to correctly supervise them, they need to have a certain quantity of corrections officers to do it.
“We’d like the correct amount of employees up there for the security of the employees and security of the prisoners. It takes lots of people to look at 120 to 190 folks. They need to make the rounds each hour, and it takes one complete hour to make the rounds in that jail,” Snider mentioned.
Snider mentioned the decision will enable them to rent in a 40-mile radius exterior of the county.
“We’re hoping that possibly we get some corrections officers from the Rushville space, Mt. Sterling, possibly even some from Missouri who wish to come over and work for us as a result of we’re actually struggling hiring corrections,” Snider mentioned.
Snider mentioned being short-staffed places stress on different departments.
“We’re working rather a lot extra time. We’ve acquired patrolmen that work extra time up there serving to out and lots of people are pitching in. After all safety is working extra time, so we have to fill these holes earlier than sporting everybody out,” he mentioned.
Snider mentioned the county simply added to the price range for the hiring of 4 officers.
“As a result of the necessity is so nice. We’d like 4 corrections officers as quickly as we are able to get them,” he mentioned.
He says after they rent and prepare these officers, it might be spring earlier than they absolutely use them.
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