Woodbury County sheriff’s policies criticized

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors chairman doesn’t think on-duty sheriff’s deputies should be allowed to attend their children’s sporting events.

Board chairman Larry Clausen said in a memo Thursday that the policy constitutes “a blatant misuse” of tax dollars.

But Sheriff Dave Drew said four sheriffs have let deputies attend family events during their one-hour lunches and can, as part of community policing, attend their kids’ sporting events so long as the deputies leave if called away.

The sheriff and Clausen have been arguing about Drew’s efforts to expand the department’s reserve deputies program.

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