OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The Resident Deputy program at the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s department looks like it has been granted funding for at least another year. Sheriff Rick Scott said yesterday “As it stands right now, the board informed me of their intent to restore the funding so that the resident deputy program won’t be something of any further discussion at least for this year.”
The program provides incentives for two deputies covering nearly 800 square miles in the North Beach area, and one on the South beach. It’s funding has been in jeopardy at times over the past few years, Scott said he would like to make the program a permanent part of the department so it doesn’t become a target in the next round of budget cuts.
Scott added that it looked like the courthouse security model that has been in place will survive cuts as well.