- Created on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:30
- Written by Imperial Valley News
El Centro, California - Imperial County Sheriff Raymond Loera and Director of Public Works, Mr. William Brunet partner for community cleanup efforts. The Sheriff’s Office and Public Works have been working together to create an inmate work crew to provide roadside litter removal and various cleaning details in Imperial Valley.
Public Works is funding a Correctional Services Assistant position for the Sheriff’s Office to oversee the work crews. Public Works has also provided a van, complete with trailer and port-a-potty. The Sheriff’s Office is providing low-level offenders from the Herbert Hughes Correctional Center as the workforce.
The first work crew set out in their new van on February 19, 2013. They have since cleaned up at the Calexico, Holtville, Ocotillo, and Imperial landfills. They have also removed approximately 141 (50 gallon) bags of litter from Evan Hewes Hwy.
With funds from Assembly Bill 109, the Sheriff’s Office will also be partnering with Imperial County Probation to form a Day Reporting Center for Imperial Valley offenders seeking rehabilitative programming and under court supervision. A second inmate work crew will be formed out of the Day Reporting Center and offenders needing to complete community service hours will be utilized to fulfill the second crew.