|Napoleon (right) is interviewed by TAAN reporters.|
DEARBORN — Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon said his department can play a greater role in ensuring the safety of Detroit and its surrounding communities.
The limited resources have also forced Napoleon to put staffers on overtime as the jail continues to hold more inmates than the county allocates in its budget. The sheriff argued that the county would be saving millions annually if it were to hire in more deputies, as opposed to having current employees in the higher ranks fill in those hours.
Napoleon added that those in charge of the jail project made all kinds of staffing assumption without seeking his opinion.