After almost four months on the job, Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw says he already sees what he believes are very positive changes taking place within the department.
Before assuming his responsibilities as Sheriff in early January, McGraw identified four specific goals that he hoped to address once sworn in.
He hoped to facilitate, in conjunction with county commissioners, pay raises for deputies and increases in the number of deputies on patrol.
McGraw also cited the need for improved police vehicles. Finally, he said he hoped to find the necessary funding to install school resource officers at South Park and Platte Canyon High Schools, as well as Fitzsimmons Middle School.
McGraw says the department has received a considerable number of complimentary public comments regarding the professional and courteous nature of deputies while on patrol.