The Nez Perce County Commission approved the re-structuring of the chain of command within the adult detention center. Sheriff Joe Rodriguez says it'll promote a smoother operation of the facility, as well as another way for the jail to save money.
"We would eliminate that lieutenant position which would save us that income as well as medical the county would pay and we would in turn take and create another sergeant position," said Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez.
The new sergeant will more than likely be promoted in house. Both sergeants will oversee four corporals and 26 deputies. The restructuring will start immediately giving jail officials enough time to get settled before their annual inspection.