Guidroz said he he and the parish are fortunate to have the team of dedicated criminal and civil division employees his department has. About 195 men and women are charged with carrying out the office’s duties, he noted, adding that many of them multi-task, allowing the department to operated efficiently with a few people as possible.
Money is an issue no less with the sheriff and tax collector than it is any other government official or agency. Guidroz noted that department’s partnering with the Solid Waste District in an LNG project for department vehicles is a already producing savings and will provide more.
The big item now on the department’s agenda is refurbishing an old lumber yard site on which Guidroz will local all departmental operations other than the jail and the civil department.
A $5 million financing part with the U.S.D.A. is awaiting Washington’s sign-off.
Guidroz said he hopes to be in the new facility by December 2013.