Tehama County sheriff hosts town hall meeting in Corning

May 2—While the turnout to the Town Hall meeting hosted by Tehama County Sheriff Dave Kain was not nice, the data shared by the sheriff was effectively price attending.

The April 25 gathering on the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall was the third of Kain’s town hall occasions — the primary in the Bowman space and the second in Red Bluff.

“I am here in an effort to establish open communication, transparency and trust,” Kain stated. He began by explaining the ins-and-outs of the day-to-day operations of his division.

He stated Tehama County has a inhabitants of about 67,000 masking 3,000 sq. miles.

“At any given time, we have two deputies and one sergeant on patrol. That is why we have to prioritize calls,” Kain added. “The sheriff’s department’s three responsibilities include manning and running the jail, civil, and bailiff for the courts. However, we also provide patrol and other services to the community.”

He talked in regards to the division’s ongoing efforts to enhance staffing ranges.

“Our recruitment is improving,” Kain stated. He listed the newest being three lateral hires from the Corning Police Department, two from the Red Bluff Police Department and a number of other from different companies in the North State.

“We are fully staffed in dispatch and are looking to be fully staffed by the end of December in patrol,” he added. “Where we are lagging behind is in correctional deputies.”

Kain went on to elucidate, when the brand new correctional facility is accomplished simply west of the present web site, the staffing and inmates in the present jail will probably be transferred to the brand new jail. Once that switch is full, the previous jail facility will endure a lot wanted upgrades and renovations.

“When we have built up our correctional facility staffing we will be able to use both sites to house inmates. If you don’t have a place to put convicted criminals, they stay on the street. With strong jails that have lots of beds that can keep the criminals off the streets, that is an increase for public safety,” the sheriff defined.

As for the sheriff division’s price range, Kain expressed frustration with county administration, stating he was requested to chop his price range by $4 million.

“We want to be good stewards of the taxes you pay,” he added. “We need you to let the (Tehama County)Board of Supervisors know what is important to you. You deserve a deputy sheriff to respond face-to-face when you need one. That is what I want to build back up to once again.”

As for the division’s new helicopter program, Kain stated there have been no funds for this system popping out of the division’s common price range. He stated the price of this system has been coated via donations, navy surplus, grants and asset forfeitures.

The helicopter will probably be accessible to serve allied companies, for search and rescue, fires, patrol assist and search of unlawful business marijuana operations.

He famous different modifications which have and are occurring, embody updating the morgue/coroner’s division, uniforms, look of the patrol autos, social media, new furnishings in the workplace, and new patrol tools.

During the query and reply interval of the meeting, a few folks in the viewers monopolized the time with commentary, nevertheless, a couple of questions acquired to the sheriff, who ended the night by saying, “This is the hardest time ever to be a cop in California.”

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