PARKERSBURG — The Wooden County Sheriff’s Division has employed a brand new deputy and proof tech as Wooden County Sheriff Rick Woodyard mentioned how the division is different methods to deal with psychological hygiene sufferers.
Woodyard appeared earlier than the Wooden County Fee on Thursday to debate and get approvals for his new hires in addition to focus on among the challenges the division has in coping with psychological hygiene sufferers.
The fee permitted the hiring of Dylan R. Lowe as a Deputy and James Mills as an Proof Tech.
Lowe lately took a division check and handed. Officers throughout the division thought he could be a very good candidate. They’re working to get his paperwork in so he can attend the academy.
They are going to be placing him with a discipline coaching officer (FTO) to start to study the division’s procedures, legal guidelines, firearms coaching and extra. He’ll go to the academy. As soon as he graduates, he can have extra time with the FTO, however Woodyard mentioned they’ll have the ability to get him out on his personal faster by doing a few of his coaching now.
Woodyard mentioned this method was vital as of late.
They’ve 4 different positions they wish to fill.
He’s options with coping with psychological hygiene sufferers the place a deputy typically has to stay with them for a number of hours on the hospital, taking away from their patrol time.
Woodyard is shifting among the civilian workers to do dwelling checks for dwelling confinement checks now that these numbers are beginning to improve in addition to being with the psychological hygiene sufferers with a view to preserve the deputies out on the highway.
“I feel that can assist preserve the deputies out on the highway the place they should be,” Woodyard mentioned. “I feel that can actually assist us out … and alleviate among the strain on the deputies from doing issues I contemplate to be a non-law-enforcement operate.”
Woodyard mentioned these individuals would obtain coaching in the way to deal with themselves and take care of psychological hygiene sufferers and de-escalation strategies.
He’s involved about medical points that may come up that his individuals don’t have any coaching to take care of.
He believes these sufferers must be transported by ambulance after being initially introduced in by law-enforcement. The sheriff mentioned laws is being labored on within the legislature.
The sheriff can also be involved together with his division having to take care of psychological hygiene sufferers who’re introduced in from different counties. Woodyard mentioned they’re billing different counties for his or her time, together with time beyond regulation, mileage and different bills.
Concerning the Proof Tech place, Woodyard mentioned Mills has 26 years expertise in legislation enforcement having served with the West Virginia State Police and commanded the Parkersburg-Wooden County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Process Pressure for a number of years.
The sheriff needs to make use of the mannequin the Parkersburg Police Division has, hiring a retired officer with investigation expertise as an proof tech. He needs Mills to coach with the Parkersburg Police tech. They’d function beneath the identical procedures so in the event that they must work collectively on a serious incident they’d be on the identical web page with processes and the way issues are dealt with.
Wooden County Prosecutor Pat Lefebure additionally advisable Mills, talking extremely of the instances they labored collectively when Mills was on the duty power.
Woodyard needed to see about getting Mills a car. The fee requested him to carry them suggestions.
In different enterprise:
* The fee opened 4 bids to tear down homes and take away the particles on 5 properties in Pleased Valley. JC Bosley put in a bid for $39,700, Jimmy Harper Development put in a bid for $44,500, Tim Graham Excavating put in a bid for $28,800 and Empire Builders put in a bid for $42,000. The fee put the bids beneath advisement for the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council to go over and assessment. Officers anticipate they’ll approve the profitable bid subsequent Thursday.
County officers have been clearing properties and planting timber on the properties to assist management erosion.
* The fee set the times and instances for the annual session the place the fee meets because the Board of Equalization and Assessment to assessment property assessments made by the Wooden County Assessor’s Workplace.
They may meet because the board on Feb. 3, 7, 10, 14 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If wanted appointments will be comprised of 1 p.m. to three p.m. on these days.
Hearings may even be out there, by appointment, Monday, Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The assessor will submit the property books for the present yr at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 3.
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