County Supervisors OK Looking Into Child Care For Law Enforcement

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Excerpt from Patch - San Diego

Supervisor Joel Anderson -- who made the proposal along with Sheriff Kelly Martinez -- said in a statement that with the county losing 20 deputies per month, it's important to improve recruitment and retention efforts.

Anderson said personnel shortfalls also impact specialized law enforcement positions, including nurses and mental health clinicians.

Providing childcare will help attract and retain talent, and "will ultimately benefit public safety throughout the county," he said.

Anderson added that he was grateful to have support from the Deputy Sheriff's Association and the San Diego County Probation Officer Association on the proposal.

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