Bonuses, Streamlined Transfers Offered To Address Nebraska’s Law Enforcement Personnel Shortage

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Examiner) — Buffalo County Sheriff Neil Miller can remember the days when applicants to become sheriff’s deputies filled two rooms.

Today, he said he’ll be lucky to get six or seven applicants for the two openings he has in his agency of 35.

“I’m getting one-tenth of the applicants that we used to get eight to 10 years ago,” said Miller, who has served as sheriff in the central Nebraska county for 32 years.

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