Saturday, June 10, 2017

News from Skyler Swisher: “Palm Beach County sheriff wants to add 100 deputies over next three years”.

Skyler Swisher is a reporter covering Palm Beach County government. Before joining the Sun Sentinel, he wrote about health care for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. A native of Memphis, he is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.”

Here are two excerpts from this news article published this week:

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw wants to add 100 deputies over the next three years, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday.
    Hiring hasn’t kept up with population growth and calls for service, according to Bradshaw’s request.

and. . .

     Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner, a former police officer, said adding deputies will be one of his top budget priorities. He said deputies too often must respond to calls without backup, potentially putting them in harm’s way.
     “I’ve worked the road as a police officer,” Kerner said. “I know what’s it like not to have a fully staffed shift, and it’s unacceptable.”