Woodbury County deputies to monitor 7 towns

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Woodbury County has given its deputies the green light to monitor seven towns.

Deputies with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office will respond to calls for help with dogs at large and other ordinance violations for a $35 per hour fee.

The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit.ly/170CE3z ) the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors approved a measure Tuesday that will add the towns of Cushing and Smithland to a list that already includes Bronson, Danbury, Hornick, Lawton and Pierson.

Sheriff Dave Drew says he will monitor if the workforce is sufficient, but he doesn’t expect a need for more deputies.

The newspaper reports state law requires towns to provide police service, but most in the county have relied on periodic patrols by county deputies.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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