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After several years of staffing turnover and financial instability, the DeWitt County Sheriff's office is fully staffed in 2018.
DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner says he witnessed more staffing turnover in a 12 month period than he had in the last five years.
With the nuclear power plant staying for another decade, the Sheriff indicates that has allowed his office to be fully staffed for the first time in seven years.
With staffing levels full, the Sheriff also notes a change from a few years ago has saved taxpayers around a quarter-million dollars a year when they reduced staff in the jail and started a cooperative agreement with Piatt County.
The Sheriff indicates high dollar expenses like medical care and food are being shared with Piatt County, and despite frequent trips to Monticello, the office continues to save taxpayers money.

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