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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office offers lateral transfers, incentives to address staffing issue

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office hopes to rectify its staffing issue by offering lateral transfers to police officers across New York State.

Any police officer in the state can apply to work for Ontario County Sheriff’s Office if they agree to become an Ontario County resident, according to WROC. Pay is based on experience. Incentives include a sign-on bonus, retention bonuses, and a take home patrol car for deputies, among other perks.

Transfer has always been allowed, by the sheriff’s office hopes the additional incentives will attract more officers to apply. Undersheriff John Falbo said while the office is understaffed right now, he hopes to have a full staff by the end of 2022. The department is also seeking lateral transfers within their correctional facilities.