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Sheriff's Office Releases March Statistics for Sheriff's Top Priorities

 

April 17, 2019



In 2017, Sheriff Bill Elder laid out illegal marijuana enforcement, addressing mental health in the community and reducing the average daily jail population as his top priorities for the next four years of his administration.

 

In March, we increased our efforts to reduce the jail population by transferring the backlog of Department of Corrections inmates to the Park County Jail and reducing the number of beds available for parole.  The BHCON Unit prevented the unnecessary incarceration of individuals with mental illness by providing on scene crisis intervention and connecting them to com...



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