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April 2, 2020

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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.

Latest round of county layoffs delayed

Supes will meet again May 22 to address eliminations

Free Lance Editorial: Authorities must walk fine line with new rescue...

Local authorities are right to be skeptical of a new animal rescue organization in the area - due to its lacking communication and the appearance it intends to declare some level of policing authority - but should avoid any contractual arrangements and anything else that might play into its hands down the road.