Pandemic in the Prairies
While much of the coverage related to COVID-19 has been on its affect in metropolitan regions, rural areas are not immune from its reach. Rural sheriff’s offices and police departments face challenges in accessing proper PPE, funding, and capacity for staffing – a COVID-positive test could take an employee out of rotation and leave the agency significantly short-staffed. This webinar will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on rural agencies’ operations, including patrol, jail operations, and court security.
- Sheriff Jim Allard, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, New York
- Sheriff Bill Brueggemann, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska
- Chief Tom Weitzel, Riverside Police Department, Illinois