The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is experiencing a shortage of deputies to cover 14 shifts and outside county officers are coming in to help cover those shifts.
Only five full-time deputies are covering those shifts and part-time officers are needed to help with coverage for the county.
Matron Carrie Aaron and Detective/Sergeant Jason Woodruff presented paperwork to the Pulaski County Commissioners to approve a request to employ part-time deputies from other counties to help keep up with patrols for public safety. A one-time adjustment to the handbook policy was also requested to compensate the officers for payment for holidays and PTO time that cannot be taken due to this circumstance.
Four part-time officers were approved for employment. Two will be coming from White County and another will be from the Logansport Police Department. One more officer will also be hired on a part-time basis.
As for the one-time request for the payment of PTO for those full-time officers, the commissioners unanimously approved all of the holiday pay with the exception of 24 hours for each employee. All PTO will be paid down to 50 hours.