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Chippewa Co. Board approves three new jailers


Chippewa County (UPDATE) - Chippewa County board member Harold Steele told News 18 three more jailer positions were approved at a meeting Tuesday night. Two positions will be added this year, and the third in 2018.

County administrators said the change will cut jailer overtime, give them better schedules and more opportunities for training. The county estimates the wages and benefits for the three positions will be just under $240,000; that money will be covered by levies. 

Posted Aug. 2, 2017:

Chippewa County (WQOW) - The plan to create new positions in Chippewa County is one step closer to reality.

News 18 reported Monday administrators wanted to add a full-time case manager to focus on the drug court case load.

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They also are looking to add three, full-time jailers between now and 2018.

On Tuesday night, the Chippewa County Executive Committee moved those items forward, meaning they will be taken up by the Chippewa County Board at their August 8 meeting. 

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