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Jailer and 911 dispatch departments to merge in Alfalfa County


August 31, 2022

People packed the house Monday morning at the commissioners' meeting in Alfalfa County.

Sheriff Rick Wallace, Undersheriff Gary Mast, 911 Dispatch staff, Director Sarah Wagner and Melissa Leslie joined commissioners Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall to discuss merging the jailer and 911 dispatch departments.

Mast said jailers have been feeling the strain of being spread too thin, and staff retention and high numbers of inmates have become an issue. He suggested cross-training the jailers and dispatchers to ensure full coverage in each department. Roach said he met with department m...

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