22 Sheriff's Office Jobs Eliminated

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POSTED: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 6:10pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 10:28am

EL PASO - After a day of rumors, it's official. News Channel 9 has confirmed that 22 jobs in the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be eliminated due to county budget cuts.

EPSO plans to reassign the employees so no one would be let go.

County Commissioner Dan Haggerty said Commissioners voted to eliminate the positions earlier today. He says the move will save the county $1.8 million.

The Spokesman for Sheriff's Office says the postions are detention Sergeants within the county jail.  Commissioner Haggerty says the Sheriff can rehire, or reassign,  the sergeants for positions that are open and not being cut .

Monitor KTSM.com for updates, and be sure to watch News Channel 9 at 5 and 10pm for the full story.

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THATS A STUPID MOVE. WHAT THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD DO IS MAKE ALL THE EMPLOYEES THAT CAN RETIRE, AND THAT HAVEN'T ACCOMPLISHED MUCH IN THEIR CAREER, RETIRE. AND THERE IS MANY OFFICERS IN THE DEPARTMENT, DEPUTIES AND DETENTION OFFICERS. THAT WILL SAVE MORE THAN THE $1.8 MILLION THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. AND ALSO THEY SHOULD MAKE ALL SWORN OFFICERS PASS THEIR PHYSICAL TEST MANDATORY, AND IF THEY CAN'T FIRE THEM, SINCE THAT IS A BIG SECURITY ISSUE FOR EVERYONE EMPLOYED BY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

That's a shame...our law enforcement personnel should be the last people that are required to cut personnel, why not cut non-essential county administrative workers instead...we all know there's a lot of fat within those sections that could be trimmed.

22 jobs saving 1.8 million????? that's over $81818.18/year 6818/month each did not realize prison guards made that much

We worked too long to get the positions we have now. It is disappointment that our Sheriff is destroying what we have accomplished.

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