This week Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike discusses the challenge recruiting police officers and deputies in this modern, troubled era for law enforcement. He says that some of the stories seen on the national news – play against those who might be considering a career in law enforcement. He wades into some of the other challenges associated with running an agency that depends on those who are oftentimes early in their careers.
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Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras began rolling on Inside the FLX. His appearance in the FingerLakes1.com Studio at North Park was to discuss his career, as well as the growing challenges associated with law enforcement.