Part-time Court-Security Program Is a hit With Retired Cops

Ok, so what do law enforcement officers actually do after their retirement?

Sometimes, they will go to court!

Under a program which is initiated by the retired Lake County Sheriff’s deputy Tom Martin, the retired officers from various agencies and departments can work as court security part-timers for two or three days a week.

Since the program started off last April, it has reduced the the sheriff’s office court security budget by more than $1 million dollars, and allowed the deployment of additional full-time officers on the street, reducing response times for incoming violence calls and other emergencies, according to Sheriff Mark Curran.

Curran said when Martin first brought up the idea, there was skepticism about whether it would generate enough interest among retired officers.

That didn’t turn out to be a problem.