Clay County Commissioners have given the go-ahead for the sheriff’s office to help fill the gaps caused by a shortage of Moorhead Police Officers. Injuries, military deployments and recruiting competition have led to a shortage of about 20 officers. Police Chief Dave Ebinger says in some cases, officers are working to the point where they are exhausted:
Deputies who volunteer for the extra shifts will report to a Moorhead Police supervisor and be paid one-and-a-half times their regular salary. The city will also pay a 100-dollar fee for each county squad car used per nine-hour shift.
Thanks to MNN radio affiliate KFGO – Jim Monk