Sheriff provides updated to Richardson County Board

(KLZA)-- Richardson County Sheriff Rick Hardesty reported to Commissioners last week that newly hired deputy Lucas Geyer will be attending the Law Enforcement Training program in Grand Island beginning April 28.

Sheriff Hardesty reported some damage was done in the jail a few weeks ago by an inmate. Repairs have been made. The Sheriff noted that he is corresponding with the Falls City Volunteer Ambulance Squad to develop an agreeable fee schedule for their services when transporting inmates to medical facilities.

Commissioners conducted the quarterly jail inspection and found the facility to be in good order. Sheriff Hardesty pointed out repairs that have been made and some improvements that need to be considered to the holding cells.

As of last week there were 18 inmates being held in the Richardson County Jail. So far this year. The Sheriffs office has 1,651 calls for service with 898 of them being traffic stops. The law enforcement center has housed 32 people following arrests by other agencies and 145 people arrested by the Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Hardesty also reported that A & G Steakhouse in Falls City has made a $250 donation for the benefit of the Drug Dog Program.

In other business Commissioners approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Richardson County Rural Water District #1 in the Humboldt area to install the Nebraska Regional Interoparability Network equipment on the water tower. The agreement was presented by Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Kirkendall.

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