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Sheriff announces staffing changes

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office announced the following changes, which will impact daily operations and staffing schedules:

In order to address staffing challenges, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has consolidated
patrol shifts. This change involves the transition from the current day and night shifts to a
single swing shift schedule. This shift consolidation will enable us to maintain adequate
staffing levels at the Plumas County Jail, which is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety of our
community. Effective, Aug. 30, 2023, the new swing shift schedule has been implemented and will remain in effect until further notice.

Our top priority is ensuring your safety and well-being, and we want to address potential
delays in emergency responses that may arise due to this change.

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Key Points Regarding Emergency Responses

  1. Possible Delays: Regrettably, the shift consolidation may lead to delays in emergency
    response times during certain periods. Our resources will be strategically allocated to
    address the staffing needs of the jail, which might temporarily affect our capacity to
    respond swiftly to non-jail-related emergencies.
  2. Emergency Prioritization: Rest assured, emergency calls will continue to be our utmost
    priority. Our dedicated team will assess and prioritize emergency situations to provide
    the most urgent assistance as quickly as possible.
  3. Community Support: We understand the concerns this may raise, and we appreciate
    your continued support during this challenging period. Your understanding is invaluable
    as we work to balance the demands of the jail with our commitment to serving the
  4. Ongoing Evaluation: We are actively monitoring the impact of the shift consolidation on
    emergency responses.
    We recognize the gravity of this situation and understand that delayed emergency responses
    can be distressing. Please know that we are exploring every avenue to mitigate the potential
    impact on public safety while also addressing the staffing needs of the Plumas County Jail.

Our duty to safeguard the well-being of all residents remains unwavering, and we are
dedicated to finding solutions that uphold both the security of the jail and the needs of our

If you have any concerns or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We value your input and will continue to provide updates as we navigate this complex
challenge together.

Information submitted by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office

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