January 22, 2022

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Understaffed Denver Sheriff forcing deputy overtime

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As of late July, the agency was down 180 people.

DENVER — Deputies with the Denver Sheriff’s Department could now face discipline if they do not work mandatory overtime after a policy went into effect in June. Sheriff Elias Diggins said mandatory overtime is necessary to fill gaps in staffing, an issue agencies across the country are facing.

“We have to ensure our staff when they are asked to work mandatory overtime comply with a supervisor’s request to do that,” said Diggins.

Diggins explains the majority of his staff have followed requests from supervisors but they had a few instances where deputies…

2021-08-31 23:15:40

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