Sheriff anticipating new training expenses

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Some of the new Texas laws that went into effect Sept. 1 are not as widely known but affect Limestone County just the same. Sheriff Dennis Wilson told commissioners court last Monday that one law stipulates that as of Sept. 1, all 911 operators must be licensed. The court heard about that and other matters requiring their attention.

“We’re ahead of the curve because we saw this coming,” Wilson said of the new licensing requirements. “So we feel that our people who are currently employed there will have no problems getting their license. We meet the requirements for a telecommunications license.”

The cost for maintaining their training is a new expense, however, Wilson pointed out. He said former Limestone County Detention Center employee Sgt. Arnulfo Bennett used to do all the training locally, and since he is no longer available, sending his employees for training elsewhere will have significant costs.

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