Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner: "Public safety is our number one focus"

Courtesy: Cass County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Cass County Sheriff's Office

(Cass County, ND) -- Cass County's current Sheriff is appearing on the November Ballot in the upcoming General Election.

Jesse Jahner is the Sheriff of the Cass County Sheriff's Department. He joined WDAY Midday to speak about his experiences leading the department and what challenges he is looking to tackle if re-elected. 

"We've been challenged over the last three and a half years," said Jahner when asked about what he has faced during his current term, "We worked through a couple of floods...times of civil unrest, the pandemic... anytime we have challenging times like that, its good. It's good for the organization because it makes us think through ways of how we can get better, how we can serve the community better, our citizens better."

Jahner says one of the biggest challenges facing the department is employee retention. The Sheriff says he is working with the county commission to address the workforce shortage, including raising starting pay, engaging local high schools and colleges, and implementing sign-on bonuses. 

"As we move forward - as I move forward in my re-election bid here, I'm going to be concentrating again on public safety, how we can better serve our community, and continue with those good positive relationships that we have," said Jahner. 

Sheriff Jesse Jahner is running to maintain his role in the Cass County Sheriff's Department in the upcoming November General Election. You can learn more about voting in North Dakota by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022