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Does A Union Make Law Enforcement A More Appealing Career?

Sheriff’s Office Sees Increase In Applicants Since New Contract Signed

By Gordon HopkinsLike nearly every other employer in the U.S., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has struggled to recruit new staff. A workforce shortage throughout the U.S. has impacted nearly all industries, has hamstrung an economic recovery and is forcing many employers to increase wages to attract new staff.A new union contract may be helping.On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Jefferson County Commissioners and Sheriff Nick Georgi signed a contract with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) establishing a union for the Sheriff’s Department in Jefferson County. The Sheri...


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