TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif.-Some law enforcement officers in Tehama County say the sheriff’s office’s low budget is now a threat to public safety.
The Tehama County Deputy’s Sheriff’s Association says a lot of deputies that have been in the force for several years are leaving for other agencies.
Right now, out of the 30 funded deputy positions only 17 of them are filled, according to the Tehama County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.
The association adds that qualified applicants are hard to come by.
Within last year, the sheriff’s office lost its K-9 units.
While some people tell Action News Now the sheriff’s office can do with what they currently have, others say any pay cut to law enforcement puts the community at risk.
In a post, the Tehama County Deputy Sheriff’s Association says the county is demanding a 3% salary cut from employees at the sheriff’s office.