Meriting Attention

Police cruiser with lights on

County Commission expands and revamps the Merit System Council, which protects Sheriff’s Office employees from political retribution.

Costs and Benefits

Commissioner Larsen Jay

County Commission weighs how to take politics out of the Merit System designed to protect sheriff’s employees … from politics.

Conflicts and Interests

Merit System Council

The Merit System Council’s contentious relationship with Sheriff Tom Spangler escalates amid accusations of political agendas.

On the Merits

Merit System web page

County Commission delivers a split decision on revamping the grievance system for sheriff’s employees.