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CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A state public health order from July 26 requires those working in “state and local correctional facilities and detention centers” to get vaccinated or submit to twice-a-week COVID-19 testing. The order gave jails and health-care facilities until Aug. 23 to comply.

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Prisoners in WI Jail are Now "Residents"

Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said the move is an effort to “humanize those who are within our care.”

NC Sheriff Found Dead in His Home

The Richmond County (NC) Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that Sheriff James Clemmons had been found dead in his home.

Texas Sheriffs Sue Biden Administration Over Immigration Policy

The complaint alleges the decision by then-acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske on Jan. 20 temporarily paused deportations and enticed criminal immigrants to come into the U.S. without fear of reprisal.

CA Lawmakers Want Sheriffs with No Police Experience

“Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected offices,” said state Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced Thursday. “For 139 years, from 1850 to 1989, anyone could run for sheriff and the people could select who they wanted to hold this very powerful and impactful position.”

Wisconsin Police Officer who Resigned Over Third Fatal OIS Hired as Deputy

Nearly two months after he resigned from the Wauwatosa Police Department, Joseph Mensah was sworn in as a Waukesha County deputy Monday.

Former California Sheriff Dies of Cancer

Hutchens was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012 and continued to lead the department while successfully fighting the disease for eight years.

CA Sheriff Defies Judge's Order to Release Violent Inmates Over COVID

Out of the inmates who are classified as medically vulnerable, 59 are in for murder, 39 for attempted murder, and 90 for child molestation and a litany of other crimes, Sheriff Don Barnes said.

NY Governor Slams Sheriffs for Refusing to Enforce 10-Person Holiday Gathering Limit

“I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Wednesday during an Albany-based press conference.

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L.A. County Sheriff Calls Talk Show to Respond to Supervisors' Attempt to Force Him Out of Office

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the Board of Supervisors is "interfering with day-to-day operations" of the agency. "They have no business doing that and no legal authority to do that."

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