(Fargo, ND) --Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says his department is in a "bad position" when it comes to staffing.
"The amount of people that are interested in law enforcement nowadays is quite a bit different than when I came out of college when we were getting about 300 people applying for maybe 5 positions. Now we are lucky to get 8 applicants," said Sheriff Jahner.
The Sheriff is now looking to hire as the department is down 20 deputies in the county jail and down 6 deputies in the field. That's a total of 26 deputies when typically in the past they'd be looking to fill about 7 positions. Sheriff Jahner says the agency is being impacted the same as many other industries dealing with a shortage of qualified applicants while also dealing with changing attitudes toward working in law enforcement.
Anyone interested in applying can do so using the link on the sheriff's website.
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