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Sheriff advocates for more funding

DAVE HAWKINS, Special to the Daily NewsMay 23, 2019

KINGMAN — Mohave County Sheriff’s Office operations were a major focus of the budget workshop the Board of Supervisors conducted last month. Sheriff Doug Schuster repeated many points previously made to demonstrate need for additional funding.

“We are seriously understaffed. We are under compensated and our ability to serve the citizens of Mohave County is strained to say the least,” Schuster said. “We’re not as effective as we should be. There’s been public outcry to myself over and over and there’s been public outcry to this board for more staffing.”

Schuster said there has been steady population growth during his 28-year run with the sheriff’s office and that calls for service have skyrocketed. Yet the office has six fewer deputies on the streets today than it deployed in 1992, he said.

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