The need for additional staff, equipment, and better wages prompted Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms to take a request to the Camden County Commission, in the form of a question for the voter approval of a Law Enforcement Sales Tax. Sheriff Helms said the question asks for one-quarter of one percent to provide funds for the Sheriffs Department
Sheriff Helms said Camden County continues to lose officers, 9-1-1 staff, and corrections staff because there are better paying jobs in other communities. If the Law Enforcement Sales Tax is passed by Camden County Voters, Helms said that it will take a while for the money to be available, but as it begins to accumulate, anything that is unspent will go into a trust fund for future Sheriff’s Department use. The decision will be made on August 3rd.