Corrections Officers Must Work Two Years to Avoid Penalty

Corrections Officers Must Work Two Years to Avoid Penalty

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BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) -- Corrections officers in Box Elder County will have to partially reimburse the county for their training if they quit within their first two years.

The County Commission approved the policy requiring new officers to agree to the reimbursement policy.

County personnel director Peggy Madsen said the first four corrections officers to sign the policy will begin work June 27th.

Sheriff Leon Jensen said it can cost as much as eleven thousand dollars for food, lodging and salary when the county sends a new employee to Salt Lake City for up to 12 or 13 weeks of training.

Commissioners enacted the policy after two officers still in their probationary period quit to go to work for Davis County.

The policy prorates the amount a departing officer would owe the county.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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