WOODSTOCK, Va. (WHSV) – The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors accepted a one-time $3,000 bonus for deputies earlier this week.
It’s only one method the county and the sheriff’s workplace need to assist deputies and appeal to potential recruits.
60 sworn deputy staff of the sheriff’s workplace and a few Shenandoah County Hearth and Rescue staff will obtain a one-time $3,000 bonus on the finish of November with some cash coming from the state and county.
At a time when many police departments are understaffed, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Workplace hopes supportive efforts like these will assist appeal to new recruits in a aggressive hiring market.
“It’s very aggressive. I do know the county is modifying the pay system that we’re in proper now. In fact, having these bonuses is useful. They’re useful,” stated Sheriff Tim Carter of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Sheriff Carter stated his division is at the moment quick 5 deputies, and he’s now ramping up recruiting efforts to fill these vacancies.
“I’ve been involved with county administration, with the board management about some enhancements or changes that I believe they’re so far as longevity, so far as advantage, so far as certification, compensation and issues like that,” stated Carter.
The board of supervisors additionally accepted the creation of 4 new positions. By July, the division will usher in Behavioral Well being consultants to assist reply to conditions of people in disaster.
“The intent is that they’ll work hand in hand with our group service board, with the companies which can be right here in our locality for folks with behavioral well being and psychological well being points,” stated Carter.
The hope is that these employed to fill the brand new positions will even be proactive in serving to these in want all through the group.
“Having a proactive strategy and reaching out to those who have these points earlier than there’s a disaster to have the ability to attempt to get them companies they want earlier than there may be an precise important incident,” stated Carter.
As he continues to look so as to add to his division Carter asks anybody enthusiastic about changing into an deputy to think about all the great they may do working for his or her group.
“We’re on the market continuously recruiting, making an attempt to get folks right here, making an attempt to point out them that they’ll make a distinction, and I believe those who wish to get into this line of labor they usually wanna serve their group they usually wish to assist folks, and that’s the type of folks we’re on the lookout for,” he stated.
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