From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: Oct 1, 2009
Sheriff's Office Receives Federal Grant for Deputies
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received notification that a grant from the American Recoveries Act was awarded to their office. The grant funds salaries and benefits for three Corrections Deputies for a period of two years.
Unlike many other federal grants supporting personnel, this grant does not require a money-match from the receiving agency. The purpose of the funding from the Federal Act is to put people back to work. The Sheriff’s Office lost six deputy positions effective July 1, 2009 due to county revenue shortfalls. Five of those positions were corrections deputy positions. This grant will allow the Sheriff’s Office to fill three of those lost positions.
Once the positions are filled, the Sheriff’s Office will re-introduce programming for inmates that was discontinued nearly five years ago. The Sheriff also plans to enhance the inmate worker crew program that has been in place for approximately 18 months. Inmates have participated in cleaning Lincoln County beaches and bays, planting vegetation for the Solid Waste District, and working in the animal shelter assisting with kennel cleaning and the socializing of dogs and cats.
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