By Terry Kovarik
Brown County Sheriff’s deputies save the county money by working twelve-hour shifts but that’s not an idea that has been very popular in Door County. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says the concept may not work well here. That’s because Door County has faced challenges keeping patrols staffed right now. But Delarwelle says the addition of part-time officers in the jail is making it easier to fill patrol positions and make 12-hour shifts possible in the future.
Sheriff Delarwelle is not running for re-election and says the 12-hour shift idea would be up to his successor. He says a 12-hour shift proposal was brought up when he was a deputy but it was not well received at the time. But he adds the idea has become popular in other communities, with employees saying they like
the idea of more time off for working longer days.