DEPUTY AND PUBLIC SAFETY AT RISK - Law enforcement is a dangerous job and the county has to make itself competitive. Until the staffing shortfall is seriously addressed, the safety of our deputies and the public alike will continue to be at risk.
WANTED: NEW DEPARTMENT SLOGAN? - I think when Jim McDonnell took over as Sheriff we were all hoping that he could help return the Sheriff's Department to its former greatness. Things like our station and unit logos are symbols of that former greatness.
POLICE TRAINING, ITS NEEDS AND PROBLEMS - The Office of the Inspector General has specifically cited training as an issue in a recent report. ALADS also supports more training. Our deputies need it to survive on the street, in the courtroom, and in the media.
WHERE ARE ALL THE DEPUTIES? - It's no secret the Sheriff's Department is severely understaffed. Those of you being constantly drafted and denied any time off can attest to that. What deputies are having a difficult time understanding is: 1) How we got to this point and 2) What's being done about it?
ALADS ONLINE TRAINING - ALADS is now offering free legal videos to members on our website.