Crime is increasing in Cache County as the economy improves

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Turnover continues to plague the Cache County Sheriffs Office. Cache County Sheriff Lynn Nelson said too often law enforcement officers are hired, the county pays for their training and before long they have   gone somewhere else where they can make considerably more money.

On KVNU’s For the People program Monday, Nelson said his office continues to do the best and most professional job possible but an increase in crime is making that challenging.

The sheriff said he would have predicted that when the economy got bad crime would go up. He said that did not prove to be the case in Cache County.

“You look at the three previous years and they are just flatlined,” Nothing happened,” Nelson said. “Now as the economy has turned around and starts getting better, all of a sudden we’re having the biggest year we’ve ever had.”

Sheriff Nelson has been with the department in some kind of capacity over the past 33 years.