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If the Douglas County Sheriff is so short-handed, why doesn't the department recruit at job fairs?

During Tuesday's budget discussions, Sheriff Rick Trapp told county commissioners that his department has attended several job fairs across the state and even in Missouri.

However, he said his department hasn't been able to offer competitive salaries and has not had much luck recruiting potential deputies.

The commissioners are considering a significant increase to Trapp's budget to make the wages for deputies and corrections officers more competitive with area law enforcement agencies.

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