Story from Statesman Journal
Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies haven’t been on 24-hour patrols for a year now. And soon thanks to another round of budget cuts they will be pulled back to just ten hours out of every day.
These reductions come in the wake of November’s special elections in which Polk County voters rejected a ballot measure in which Polk County officials sought new taxes to pay for more sheriff patrols and operations at the jail. Wolfe wrote in a press release Tuesday that the sheriff’s office has not had 24-hour patrol for a year now.
Sheriff Bob Wolfe says as an elected official he is simply not allowed to go over budget. Polk county covers almost 750 square miles west of Salem.