7/21/17 – Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt wants to designate four satellite offices for deputies to do paperwork in an effort to maximize the efficiency of department personnel. Schmidt says he will be able to enhance service without adding staff by cutting down on travel time and making deputies more available. He says currently, all deputies have to go back to Juneau to complete paperwork that cannot be completed in their squad car. Spreading them throughout the county would reduce response times. Schmidt’s plan would utilize space within existing Dodge County Highway Department shops in Mayville, Neosho and Trenton along with the Elba Town Hall. He says if there is an incident in Ashippun in the far southwestern part of the county, the response time from Juneau could be a half hour while the response time from the Neosho substation would only be ten minutes. Schmidt says Highway Commissioner Brian Field is on board and the county-owned shops already have computer networking capabilities and telephone services. The sheriff says there is minimal cost to implement his plan and there would be a great benefit without a heavy price tag. The Neosho Highway shop will be the first substation available to deputies starting in the next couple weeks. Schmidt is working with the highway commissioner and township officials on the other locations.
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