POLL: Should Clark County increase incentives and wages to attract applicants in an attempt to address the staffing crisis at the CCSO?

With 48 current vacancies in the Clark County Sheriff's Office, should Clark County increase incentives and wages to attract applicants in an attempt to address the staffing crisis?

With 48 current vacancies in the Clark County Sheriff's Office, should Clark County increase incentives and wages to attract applicants in an attempt to address the staffing crisis?
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Anjela Sharan
Anjela Sharan
8 months ago

Forgot about new hires do something to keep your current staff from leaving. How will you maintain staff when the current ones are leaving.

Rhonda Gibson
Rhonda Gibson
8 months ago

Give incentives or bonuses to existing staff too for retention.
Would love to see more officers etc… We need them to address the car and catalytic converter thefts, other property crimes, homeless issues and other problems that can’t be addressed now.
Also, how can the public help the CCSO?

Scott Hooper
Scott Hooper
8 months ago
Reply to  Rhonda Gibson

Agree with all but the issue of homelessness. How we as a community handle our poorest and most vulnerable is NOT a policing issue, unless you believe the best way to manage them is to ostracize or arrest them.

Mario
Mario
8 months ago
Reply to  Scott Hooper

we have already tried everything to handle our most mentally ill and drug dependent population. Thing is it’s not us, it’s them. How do you solve a problem like Maria.

Sharon Beck
Sharon Beck
8 months ago

The people who set the budget for Clark County Sheriff’s department need to step up and do their job. Public safety hangs in the balance.

Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts
8 months ago

Take the needed funds from the Administrative side of the County ledger. We all know the pork that resides there. Thank You.

Gregory M Duvic
Gregory M Duvic
8 months ago

The reasons that law enforcement personnel are leaving needs to be addressed. Money isn’t the only issue. Community support and understanding of what they face when confronting criminals, courts and politicians up for reelection, needs to be considered.

Edward
Edward
8 months ago

Back the men & women in green with green. ….. Also as community members let’s remember to thank our precious Deputies at every opportunity.

Tina
Tina
8 months ago

New and current need to be properly taken care of and supported even though the few woke dingalings disagree and make noise. We need to start enforcing laws and maintaining our city before we become Seattle or Portland. Look at the tents and garbage on the Mill Plain on ramp and other areas in town. We have to stand up before it’s too far gone.

Scott Hooper
Scott Hooper
8 months ago
Reply to  Tina

Homelessness is not a police issue. We need to help the right-wing dingalings understand that and then we can work together to fix it. We cannot claim to be a modern society, or compassionate, or especially to follow Jesus if our answer to the poorest is “arrest or ostracize them.”

Scott Hooper
Scott Hooper
8 months ago

I say yes, but when I look at national averages, what we pay is not bad at all; it is on par with Mulnomah CO, for e.g.

I’m not sure why we would have retention problems at $70k+ average, but we should find and fix it. I want deputies who join as young people and eventually retire from service here; that’s how you keep a strong police force.

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