Funds for Part Time Justice Center Security Position Added to Proposed 2020 Sheriff’s Department Budget

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Sheriff Ray Kuznia discussed the 2020 budget with Pennington County Commissioners at their regular meeting this week in downtown Thief River Falls.

Sheriff Kuznia says one of the increases to the proposed sheriffs department 2020 budget is the addition of a part-time hire to cover the cost of screening at the Justice Center. Sheriff Kuznia says the position was created to address safety issues when court is held, usually Monday’s and Tuesday’s. He says staff has been working the entrance at the Justice Center with current staff. Kuznia says the new position, will add about 70 hours to the department’s pay period.

He says the new part time position will ensure adequate security when deemed necessary by officials with the Sheriff’s Department, and the County Attorney’s Office.

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