Jacksonville Sheriff Having Trouble Filling Vacancies After Laying Officers Off Last Year

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford

After laying off 29 officers last year, Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is finding it hard to hire and keep officers.  After a year of pay cuts and a new pension presentation, 40 officers have left to other agencies.  Rutherford called the 29 laid off officers to see if they wanted jobs back, and only 10 accepted.   For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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01/18/2013 – Jacksonville sheriff having trouble filling vacancies

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  1. Is this the reason why Jacksonville is #18 on a scale of US cities with the highest rate of police misconduct? And is sad to say that the #1 law enforcement agency in the nation for police misconduct is Palm Beach County, FL. http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/831388-police-brutality-state.html

    I blame this on budget cuts. When you cut the budget of any agency, the agency can only afford to bring in misfits of society and give them badges and guns. These people will abuse their power and make the agency look bad. But that is what you get when you hire a 20 year old and pay him/her $32,000 a year.

    Small municipalities have it worse as they have less money than county sheriff’s offices and large cities.

    But we have an anti law enforcement governor that is cutting funds to police and education thus making this state a state of morons. And what happens when you have a state full of morons? You have to hire what is at your dispense. MORONS!!!

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