County Considers Hiring Part-Time Officers for Watertown Airport
Jefferson County is considering hiring part time officers as airport security at the Watertown International Airport.
The legislature is hoping to hire a pool of 8 to 10 former peace officers or corrections guards to guard the airport during flight times. A combination of lack of manpower from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and a decrease in federal aid brought the county to this new plan.
There are two flights a day at the airport. The officers would be required to be there an hour before flights and a half hour after. They would be paid 18 to 19 dollars an hour and receive no fringe benefits.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Watertown, NY
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