The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

Sheriff's Office Struggles To Attract Deputies


March 14, 2019

Out of roughly 28 graduates from a recent basic law enforcement program, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office was able to recruit just one officer.

The reason, according to Eddie Gunter, the Sheriff’s Office chief deputy, was that Transylvania County couldn’t compete salary wise.

Gunter made the comments Tuesday during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting, giving his department’s semi-annual report.

A new deputy with the Sheriff’s Office is paid $16.73 per hour, not including benefits. Commissioners recently approved funding for a new compensation study to see ho...

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