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Washington County (Oregon) Increases Jail Visiting Hours

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We not only admire civil servants who come up with creative solutions that save taxpayers money, we especially love it when managers ask and listen to their front line staff members who often have the best ideas on how to improve service and save money!

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

“Expanded Jail Visiting Schedule: Social and Professional Visits – Effective September 1

In an effort to stretch budget dollars during the economic downturn, the Washington County Jail implemented a new staffing schedule. Normally having fewer deputies available would mean fewer visiting hours for the public and professional visitors. However, thanks to innovative ideas from our jail staff, we implemented a series of schedule changes to meal times and other programs, so we are actually able to increase the number of available visiting hours from 36 to over 49 hours per week!”

And pay a visit to the Sheriff’s Office’s Can You ID Me? webpage.

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