A candidate for Sangamon County sheriff wants to create a task force, where local police agencies can work together on major crimes.
Republican Wes Barr says a task force with multiple agencies would ease some of the burden and expense for the sheriff’s department… which currently provides much of the response when a local police department needs help with an investigation.
In turn, Barr says the task force will allow cops from smaller departments to hone their skills by taking part in major investigations. Barr says the idea has been around for years, but the current sheriff’s administration has not been receptive. Barr is facing current Undersheriff Jack Campbell in next month’s primary.