The Redfield American Legion Post 92 recently recognized Spink County Sheriff, Frank Krumm, as the 2019-20 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
When Frank was elected Sheriff, the office was about to make a big move into the new building, with holding cells and a number of new employees. He helped oversee the construction of the new Law Enforcement Center and set up of moving the 911 center into the new building with a new system provided by the State. There were to be huge changes and challenges with this major move.
Along with the new building came many decisions that needed to be made. For example, in the old facility the Sheriff’s office had close to 10 printers, of different sizes and brands, each requiring special ink. They now have 1 printer/scanner/copier for the facility that each computer is linked to for a savings to the county.
In the past, there was little digital tracking of cases, accident reports and paper service. If someone called to see if a set of papers were served, the dispatcher may have struggled to be able to verify if they had received or served the papers. A records system has been developed with the help of the Chief Dispatcher to track case reports, accident reports, paper service, vehicle expenses, ect. Officers are able to track the status of their reports on the server which is shared among the officers.
One of the biggest changes Sheriff Krumm has brought to the Office is the general morale and comradery among employees.
Sheriff Krumm has also been very active in the community. Post 92 also recognized Sheriff Krumm for his dedication to American Legion Baseball. The Sheriff is known as “The voice of Post 92 Baseball” as he has volunteered to serve as announcer for several years.