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June 20, 2021

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Taylor appointed to sheriff’s post

San Benito County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Taylor will become the county’s new sheriff and coroner starting June 26, and will complete the unexpired term...

Chiefs, sheriff urge safety with fireworks

With numerous recent fires reported in the area, Hollister and San Benito County public safety authorities are asking residents to be safe in their use of fireworks as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.

Plans progress for jail expansion with $15M from state

The state has awarded San Benito County a grant worth more than $15 million to use on a jail expansion project expected to add about 60 beds and ease local pressures from prison overcrowding.

Sheriff’s office reviews 2012 activities

Darren Thompson, the San Benito County Sheriff, released the 2012 sheriff’s office annual report last week, citing an “exciting and disappointing” year for the department as the department fielded 8 percent more service calls with 40 percent of the patrol staff.

Sheriff requests that two employees shift to management

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office has been reorganized to shore up management without adding any additional personnel or increasing the budget.

Hollister families on a ‘Night Out’

Locals started arriving right at 5 p.m. for Hollister's National Night Out event Tuesday, a chance for public safety entities and other agencies to share resources geared towards families.

Board curtails cut to sheriff’s office

San Benito County supervisors approved a temporary due pass for the San Benito County Sheriff's Office operations budget during the second day of budget hearings Tuesday. The supervisors had originally been looking at cutting the budget by $230,000 by eliminating two deputy sheriff positions in order to balance part of a $1.7 million deficit remaining in the county budget.

Sheriff explains possible impact from ‘anti-Arizona’ bill

People ask Sheriff Darren Thompson all the time if the county deports illegal immigrants who are arrested.

Supervisors delay public safety layoffs

The San Benito County supervisors agreed to delay the layoffs for public safety employees at the June 19 meeting, where they agreed to make the layoffs effective on Aug. 15 instead of July 1.

Sheriff’s office releases 2011 annual report

San Benito County Sheriff Darren Thompson presented the department's 2011 annual report at the May 8 county supervisors meeting in an attempt to stave off the elimination of 11 positions from his jurisdiction. The supervisors are set to discuss the layoffs at a future meeting.