June 22, 2023

Staffing woes force UCSO to scale back contracts


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

Staffing issues at the Union County Sheriff’s Office may lead to cutting back positions, including contracts with other agencies.

Sheriff Jamie Patton told the county commissioners Wednesday that his office has already temporarily suspended its agreement with fraud investigation at the Department of Job and Family Services and may be looking at other contracts and positions as well as “worst case scenario” decisions.

“Because of our staffing issues, we pulled (the deputy) back. He’s now in court services because we have to service the court,” he said. “It’ll keep our security at the front gate and then also transporting inmates to and from co…

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