You may not have committed any crimes, but the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is still coming after you – and any other good people in the county. The department doesn’t want to arrest you, but instead it wants to hire you and put you to work as a detention officer.
Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers was reelected to that job in the November 8 election, but he’s still facing a problem that’s been a major issue since before he took the job four years ago – filling vacancies, especially detention officer vacancies.
For obvious reasons, some job seekers don’t want to work in a confined space with a lot of people accused of crimes. However, over the last several years, the department has raised salaries and added so many perks and bonuses to lure applicants in that anyone with interest in a detention officer job should probably look into it.
In order to fill those jobs, the Sheriff’s Department is hosting a new recruitment event on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. at the Guilford County Detention Center at 201 S. Edgeworth St. in downtown Greensboro.
According to promotional literature from the department, the purpose of the November 19 recruitment event is “to educate individuals on the role of a detention officer for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.” It adds that this “will be an excellent opportunity for qualified and experienced applicants in this and other surrounding counties to acquire fulfilling career employment with this agency.”
The event will also give potential applicants a chance to learn about the different positions being offered by the department.
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department operates two jails – one that’s ten years old in downtown Greensboro and another smaller and older jail in High Point. Anyone with questions about the recruitment event can call 336-641-3333.
I’ll tell you about a crime I just witnessed. A relative & I went to Big Wally to buy some food. She needed certain things for a party, and I was happy to tag along.
I don’t know what everything costs, but I can price what I buy. The specific crime I witnessed as a stunning shot at the consumer, for a 30oz package of yeast biscuits @ $7.50. 25c/oz for cooked wheat & various chemicals? A bag half the size was $4.00. Just down the aisle was a large bag for flour for 2.2c/oz. So what happened to the other 22.5c? Where did they come up with that?
The govt in Washington is responsible for all of this. And yet the apathetic, uniformed, misinformed & indoctrinated voters who showed up voted pretty much for more of the same.
Imagine grossing $15/hr; and after paying federal & state tax, medicare & SS tax, sales tax, hidden taxes………. How do you live?
God help us.
The 8oz container of spiced Philly cream cheese is now 7.25oz. Print is so small you can barely read it. Oh, Big Wally charges $4.00 for that. Include me out.
Has Tracy Smith applied yet?