Lassen County SO Grant Funds New Positions

Lassen County Sheriff’s Department has made great strides in obtaining grants in their department. The department applied for an $800,000 grant and was awarded the funds to help fill positions in the Tobacco Prevention Program.

They allowed two positions to open for an officer in the high school and other local schools to teach children prevention against tobacco. This will also open a spot for a Community Services Officer. The Sheriff’s department also received a state fund to open a position for a detective in Public Safety and a County funded position for Correctional Services Coordinator. The Correctional Services Coordinator position will also be held as a non-sworn-in position for those civilians who may be interested.

Supervisor Neely stated he appreciated the Sheriff’s department’s hard work in obtaining these grants to help their department. This funding will open much-needed positions within the Sheriff’s Department.