XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is now working to fill 24 positions after a new budget is approved.
Once the positions are filled, the Sheriff says the county will be safer. Up until the budget crunch in 2009, the jail was fully-staffed and able to house 120 more inmates then they do now.
With the extra money, Greene County can hire 15 full-time correctional officers. The other 9 positions will be uniform deputies for the roads, as well as detectives and a community policing position.
Sheriff Gene Fischer says getting these positions filled has been a long time coming. With the extra staff, he says he’ll be able to put all the people behind bars who should be there.
“Probation is good, but at some point in time if you violate probation, the probation officer has to put you in jail and if that’s not a threat than who cares if you break a law anymore because you’re not going to go to jail,” That threat has to be there to prevent crime.”
Currently, Sheriff Fischer says they’ve haven’t made any hires. They’re still working through applications. To apply visit: https://www.co.greene.oh.us/index.aspx?NID=493