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MountainBiker
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Whirli, the jails are run by the State Dept. of Corrections, though the Sheriff’s Dept may provide transport services for prisoners, so I guess we are well staffed. I know from a newspaper article that much of the Sheriff’s Dept staffing is given over to routine administrative stuff like dispatch, serving papers on people, court appearances, community policing presence at the high schools, and running special programs dealing with drug offenders and such, and of course responding to actual calls. There is very little resource left over for just routine patrolling. I only see a cruiser go up my road once or twice a year, if that. There is an extremely low rate of crime however and so we feel adequately covered.