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By Lou Marzeles
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Songer announces priorities, changes in sheriff's office

“I will be eliminating the undersheriff position and using the undersheriff’s salary to pay out overtime in order to put more deputies on the road.” —Sheriff-elect Bob Songer

 


Klickitat County Sheriff-elect Bob Songer says his priorities in 2015 will be greater department efficiency in key areas.

“The top priority of my administration will be a commitment to the citizens we serve and to the department employees who deliver the services the citizens demand,” Songer says. “The development of community policing programs; targeting illegal drug trafficking and criminal activity; and the implementation of a jail management plan to make safer conditions for jail staff and development of a warrant entry and tracking system will be program priorities.”

Songer will focus on issues that have been occasionally problematic in the department, such as the escape of a...



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