NVDAILY.COM | Opinion
Posted October 22, 2012 | 1 Comment
Letter to the Editor: Sheriff, don't give up the money
Local law enforcement can receive money from criminal seizures and forfeitures. These funds can only be used for certain law enforcement purposes. The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors wants to take this money and give it to the regional jail project.
This board has a history of not supporting the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Timothy C. Carter continually asks for things which the BOS denies, saying, "There's no funding."
There is inadequate or lacking equipment and training. There is subpar staffing to respond and investigate crimes in Shenandoah County.
The sheriff's office is located in a small, musty basement of the old courthouse house. To help alleviate some of these deficiencies, the sheriff has asked the board to allow the use of the asset forfeitures account. What does the sheriff receive for his efforts to keep Shenandoah County deputies and citizens safe? Disrespect and ridicule from our elected board of supervisors.
In over 35 years of law enforcement, I have worked for five sheriffs and two attorney generals. Sheriff Carter is the most fiscally responsible politician I have known.
My advice to Sheriff Carter is to not give the board of supervisors a dime. Eventually they will all be replaced and hopefully we will get supervisors who support local law enforcement.
Scott Bailey, Woodstock