New jail, more law enforcement recommended for MCSO - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

New jail, more law enforcement recommended for MCSO

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • College Board gives a sneak peak at redesigned SAT

    College Board gives a sneak peak at redesigned SAT

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:09:03 GMT
    The redesigned SAT won't debut for another two years, but now students can get a peak at what it may look like. The College Board has released some sample questions from the admissions exam on their website.More >>
    The redesigned SAT won't debut for another two years, but now students can get a peak at what it may look like. The College Board has released some sample questions from the admissions exam on their website.More >>
  • Phenix City students participate in 8th annual Crosswalk

    Phenix City students participate in 8th annual Crosswalk

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:45:03 GMT
    More than 30 students got the chance to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Wednesday night, April 16. It was all part of the Crosswalk event at First Baptist Church in Phenix City. Participants walked moreMore >>
    More than 30 students got the chance to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Wednesday night, April 16. It was all part of the Crosswalk event at First Baptist Church in Phenix City. Participants walked moreMore >>
  • Voter registration deadline is April 21

    Voter registration deadline is April 21

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:24:07 GMT
    The deadline for voters to register is quickly approaching. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding voters that April 21 is the last day to register for the May 20 primary.More >>
    The deadline for voters to register is quickly approaching. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding voters that April 21 is the last day to register for the May 20 primary.More >>
MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (CBS5) -

Plans for a new jail could soon be in the works for Maricopa County. But that's not all. A report from an independent consulting company hired by the county said the sheriff's office needs to hire more deputies and detention officers as soon as possible.

"It's an important issue for those who live in unincorporated areas where sheriff's deputies are really their law enforcement. So to be able to add some staff there will help the response times for citizens," said Deputy County Manager Sandra Wilson.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is looking at adding 23 deputies this coming fiscal year.

The report by MGT of America also determined more detention officers are needed. In the meantime, some changes have already been put into place to help better man the jails.

"Some of the shifts before were 12-hour shifts. Those 12-hour shifts were more difficult to manage than a normal nine-hour shift, so now they've changed to nine-hour shifts five days a week," said Wilson.

Having enough employees is only part of the fix. County officials also need to figure out what they're going to do with Durango Jail.

"We have money set aside in the budget that we've been building on over the last several years to replace that jail at some point in time," said Wilson.

The county is also looking at providing patrol deputies with cell phones. Right now, all of them are using personal phones on the job.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.