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Upgrades to 911 center, employment challenges discussed at first SO town hall meeting
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Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson discusses some of the challenges his office faces such as salaries that aren’t competitive with surrounding counties during the March 2 town hall meeting. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office held its first town hall meeting of 2019 March 2, giving more than 20 community members the opportunity to hear updates from the office regarding the 911 center as well as the challenges the office currently faces. Sheriff Jeff Johnson said Saturday morning that he wants to continue the town hall meetings throughout the year to keep the community informed on a regular basis. “If you’re looking for a perfect sheriff, look past me,” Johnson said. “If you’re looking for the perfect officers, look past us, but we’re going to try to do everything we can to the best of our ability.”