9/16/2013 5:28 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
DANIELS - The annual Sheriff's Association meeting takes place at Glade Springs Monday.
The meeting allowed sheriffs from counties across the state to meet with each other and discuss problems and ideas. Vendors were at the meeting with new weapons technology and other items pertaining to officers. The State Auditor of West Virginia was also in attendance today and tells Newswatch the importance of the agency getting together.
"Training is so important as well as networking. You know sheriffs turnover we always get some new sheriffs every four years so it's very important these sheriff's have an opportunity to talk with their counterparts. They are all finding the same problems of what they are doing in their counties," said Glen Gainer III.
"We also have new sheriffs that take office, I'm in my first year of my second term and we have over thirty new sheriffs so it gives them an opportunity to meet discuss matters issues and concerns," said Sheriff Tom McComas of Cabell County.
The meeting continues Tuesday.