Sheriff Bill Risen and Captain Curt Bagby stopped by the studio of KLPZ 1380am Monday to talk about the challenges of operating the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department on reduced funding.
Risen, elected in November, told Parker Live‘s John Wright that he has been asked to cut $30,000 per month from the department’s budget, and has not resolved how to do it yet. Earlier in the day, he addressed the Board of Supervisors, saying that his department had responded to 1,295 calls in the last 30 days, and cited numerous instances when patrol deputies were so thin on the ground that there was nobody at all on patrol in key districts.
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