PORT HADLOCK, WA - A petition was created last month by the Sheriff's Office Citizen Advisory Committee to bring increasing attention to the issue of understaffed patrol deputies serving the county (Hood Canal to the Pacific Coast), especially on the account that the planning stages of the Pleasant Harbor project in Brinnon is nearing completion, which is forecast to increase demand for additional deputy service calls.
One thousand signatures must be collected by November 1, 2017 to help bring this issue to voters by having it placed on the November ballot.
Dick Schulte, the Kala Point representative on the panel, is collecting signatures at the Kayla Point Clubhouse and office.
A copy of the petition is also at the Tri-Area Times office in the Port Hadlock Kivley Center, and you can also download a copy of the petition below to collect signatures yourself and submit them by November 1.
STUDY SHOWS CURRENT STAFFING LEVELS INADEQUATE
In 2016 a study was performed for the JCSO by Washington State University to determine if the current staffing level was sufficient to meet the needs of the citizens in Jefferson County. The study concluded that the current staffing levels were inadequate to meet the needs of Jefferson County's citizens, indicating that:
Petition to Add Patrol Deputies in Jefferson County
Download and get as many signatures as you can by Nov. 1
Drop off collected signatures at the Kayla Point Clubhouse (310 Sailview Dr. Port Townsend, WA), the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (79 Elkins Rd. Port Hadlock, WA) or the Tri-Area Times office (141 Oak Bay Rd. Port Hadlock, WA).
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