We can do better is the core statement made by the Marinette County Sheriff in his annual report to the Marinette County Board.
The loss of good employees, employee wages, and an overpopulated county jail are at the forefront of Marinette County Sheriff, Jerry Sauve’s, concerns. Sauve says they are taking extreme measures in making sure that other options are being utilized, other than sending individuals directly to jail, such as drug court, sober link, and electronic monitoring.
While the jail is overcrowded, Sheriff Sauve says, he’s facing a very serious reality and that’s with the staffing of the facility.
Sauve goes on to say that the County needs to compensate the employees fairly and there needs to be some sort of recruitment set in place to obtain employees and not lose them to other counties once they’ve got some time on the job in Marinette County.