Multiple law enforcement agencies across the area are seeking officers, but some agencies are struggling to find people more than others, including the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Eric Knox tells Regional Radio News that staffing levels are currently about half of normal..
Sheriff Knox said for the most part it comes down to money….
Sheriff Knox asks for patience from Benton County residents as he continues to struggle to fill the vacant positions. For the time being Sheriff Knox said deputies will first respond to the most serious, life and death calls, and when there is time they will respond to other calls.