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Sheriff’s dept. short- staffed while wheels of government spin

March 18, 2014

    The duplicitous nature of Indiana county government is causing some staffing problems for Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
    Rekeweg appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to ask their permission to replace two full-time jail officers who have recently submitted their letters of resignation. One officer has already left his staff, Rekeweg told commissioners, and the second will spend his last day on the job Friday.
    According to Rekeweg, his department has a high rate of turnover, with the majority of his staff having between three and five years of experience. The turnover is due to many factors, Rekeweg said, but the two primary reasons given are low pay and job-related stress. He indicated a deputy recently left his staff to join another sheriff’s department in the area, and immediately saw a $10,000 increase in his annual salary.
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