Originally Posted by ls2monaro
The board of supervisors just approved the hiring of a couple hundred deputies along with the expansion of the indio jail. So i am predicting a big push to the desert areas soon although most stations are short staffed at the moment.
$100,000,000 was allocated to build a new jail in Indio. The plan is to start from scratch on the site of an existing county complex. That's is less than half of what is needed to build but it's supposed to happen within the next 4 years. I have heard that the terms of the money requires it be spent within 4 years. The word from RSO admin is that the Indio jail will be bigger than RPDC downtown so yes, there should be a major need for staff.