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Why is law enforcement struggling to hire?

Seven Triad law enforcement agencies are struggling to hire new officers. WFMY News 2 requested the data. Here's a look at the percent of positions that remain unfilled: Greensboro Police Department: 6% Winston-Salem Police: 13% High Point Police: 10% Burlington Police: 8% Alamance County Sheriff's Office: 10% Guilford County Sheriff's Office: 12% Sheriff Danny Rogers says the reason likely boils down to pay. "Every last one of us is dealing with the same issues," Rogers said. "I think one of the reasons we're having trouble hiring people is the salaries. The salaries and benefits." Over in Forsyth County, Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough says they're not facing the kind of vacancy issues when it comes to patrol positions for sworn officers. However, they do have a critical need for detention officers at the jail - with 32 open positions. "I've spent a lot of time over there," Kimbrough said. "It's a very difficult place to work inside." STORY: SUBSCRIBE | Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Download the WFMY News 2 app: ►Text the word APP to 336-379-5775 ►For iPhone | ►For Android |
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