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Saturday, November 26, 2011

County Officials Clamp Down On Sussex Sheriff

GEORGETOWN — County administration has issued a 48-page memo aimed at reining in Sussex Sheriff Jeff Christopher. In the Oct. 31 memo, Sussex County Administrator David Baker ordered the sheriff to stop several recent practices – including making traffic stops and transporting prisoners – or face a charge of insubordination.

Baker said the sheriff’s actions are putting his deputies in violation of state law and county policies, possibly negating the county’s liability insurance.



Anonymous said...

Then the county should'nt call him a sheriff,maybe a clerk of the peace

Anonymous said...

This is happening again? If you want a paper server, get a constable. Why would Delaware's sheriff be different from other sheriff's across the country?

Sounds like a power struggle. If you have a sheriff, use him. If not, get rid of the office. You look like fools.

We need more cops not less, jerks.

Anonymous said...

Ain't that the truth, 4:57.

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is this clown ran against Sheriff Robert Reed because Reed was doing the same thing. Christopher is a RINO and an idiot!!

Anonymous said...

Clown shoes, and these folks ALL get tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

It takes courage to push change. Go Sheriff!

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why a sheriff would not be allowed to be a sheriff? Make arrests, traffic stops, investigate crime scenes, etc.?

From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Andy Taylor in Mayberry, sheriffs have always had this power.

Why is Delaware so different? Is this in their state constitution? Has the sheriff always been denied police powers? Or is this something that has changed recently?

Are they afraid the sheriff would uncover some illegal acts being done by the county government?

I just can't understand why they would NOT want the added security and service of a trained sheriff's office.

Someone please explain this to me.

Anonymous said...

If Sussex County is not going to have a Sheriff's dept. with policing powers, then they should just get rid of the dept.
I live in Sussex County and I can tell you that police powers are needed at the Sheriff's dept. level.
Most of the Delaware State Police are not visible in the Western part of Sussex County. If you need one, you will wait and wait and wait. Give the Sheriff's office the powers they were meant to have!
I think they should put this as a referendum in the next election and let us citizens decide if we want the Sheriff's office to have powers! Let it be decided County by County!