22 Sheriff's Office Jobs Eliminated
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.