Friday, 05 June 2020
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Sheriff may resign over Commissioners decision
05/20/2019

Don Pounds ( file photo)

(KLZA)-- A Richardson County Commissioners decision in April could lead the the resignation of Sheriff Don Pounds. 

A quickly organized public meeting, billed as the Sheriff discussing the future of the Sheriff's Department, was held at the Humboldt Fire Hall May 16.  Two topics dominated the meeting,  The County purchase of the CRIMES Record Management System  and salaries and benefits for Richardson County  Deputy Sheriff's. 

The Sheriff was critical of the the April action by the Commissioners, saying the Board is trying to force him to allow a software program running the Jail and Sheriff's Office, but put on the Falls City Police Department server, where he would have no control, but unlimited liability. 

Pounds said all the info in the system must be kept for 75  years and remain confidential. The liability for this falls back on the Sheriff personally. Pounds says he will remain firm the system is not put on the Police Department server. 

The relationship between Sheriff Pounds and Falls City Police Chief Duane  Armbruster has been strained for several years now. Pounds said he decided last week he would resign rather than allow the new program to be on the PD server. Pounds said his employees talked him out of tendering his resignation until the information was put before the public.  

Pounds had strong words  about Second District Commissioners John Caverzagie,  the former Falls City Chief of Police who won election as a Commissioner last November.  The Sheriff told those attending the  meeting he believes Caverzagie made the motion to have the software on the Police Department server as a way for the City to take the Sheriff's Department over. He calls it ridiculous it is being pushed this far. 

Sheriff Pounds said he thinks if he were to resign over this issue, the deputies would be paid on par with the Falls City Police Department officers and that a Falls City Police Officer would be appointed as the next Richardson County Sheriff thus putting the  Sheriffs Office under control of the Falls City P.D.

Pounds said he enjoys his job,  wants to continue in the position and be left alone to do his job. He says he is not invading the Falls City Police Department territory, they are the ones pushing into him. 

The CRIMES Record Management System will cost $18,750 plus maintenance fees for the Sheriffs Office. Pounds suggested purchasing fewer options for the system that would have cost $5,500 less.  
 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Hiawatha man arrested on multiple drug, weapons charges
Three to be interviewed for Richardson Co sheriff
Acting Sheriff appointed in Richardson County
Richardson County Sheriff submits resignation
Not guilty plea entered in courthouse break in
Arrest made in Richardson Co Courthouse burglary
Deputy Pulls Woman From Missouri River Bridge Rail
Richardson Co Sheriff and Board Discuss New Radios
New Position Created in Richardson Co Sheriffs Dept
Night Out Against Crime Event To Be Held in Humboldt
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two arrested in theft of trailer
Forced entry leaves thousands lost
Horton teen arrested in car theft
Seneca hospital employees test positive for virus
NW MO Sheriff killed in crash
Local residents: Black Lives Matter in NE KS
Brown Co reopening plan approved
Atchison Co confirms new virus case
MO man charged with 9 felonies in LV bridge shooting
Two teens struck by vehicle near Faucett
PBPN confirms first virus case
$40,000 mower stolen in Brown Co
Jackson Co virus cases reach 100
Hiawatha man waives extradition
Former Hiawatha Police Chief files for Commission
Hiawatha Fire Chief appointment discussed
COVID-19 restrictions lifted in Nemaha Co
Third candidate files for local magistrate judge position
Covid-19 scam circulating in area
Dawson man facing multiple charges following arrest

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
June is prime time to watch for and control destructive pest
$40,000 mower stolen in Brown Co
Local residents: Black Lives Matter in NE KS
Some Falls City facilities remain closed
Dawson man facing multiple charges following arrest
Hiawatha man waives extradition
Seeking Nominations for Willie’s Farm Family Program
Grant awarded to add officer at Hiawatha schools
NW MO Sheriff killed in crash
Two teens struck by vehicle near Faucett
Click Here For All Stories

©2020 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
162.158.78.212