Sheriff: Jail needs more staff
Lake estimates 5 positions need to be added as new facility opens in 2024
July 28, 2023
Sheriff Kelly Lake requested five additional staffers in 2024 during Monday's budget presentations to the Carlton County board.
In outlining a nearly 10 percent staffing increase for the public safety department, Lake asked for three additional corrections officers to help staff the new jail that's part of the new $75 million justice center under construction in Carlton.
On the sheriff's office side, Lake argued for another investigator and a civilian data analyst to help handle the influx of computer and web-based evidence being processed as part of nearly every criminal investigation.