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Dallas County sheriffs training ranks lowest in state

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DALLAS CO. – Most people are used to seeing sheriffs deputies shakedown a party or snatching up your license. Well the tables may be turned for the Dallas County Sheriff’s office. The department is in jeopardy of getting its license revoked.

This after the Dallas County academy was ranked the worst department in the whole state last year. Apparently only 26 percent of recruits passed an exam that 80 percent needed to nail.

What does Sheriff Lupe Valdez say about the performance? She claims she had no idea that the academy was doing so bad; even though the report came out last November.

Valdez reportedly blames her employees for keeping her out of the loop. However, members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court weren’t buying it.

“It’s got to be a different explaination,  something’s gotta be different,” Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price said.

Others thought the failure may have been a conspiracy.

“Do you think they might have done this on purpose?”, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins asked.

Sheriff Valdez said she will continue to investigate this situation.

“I can’t answer what I’m going to do unitil we have a discussion, and then we’re going to tell you what we’re going to do,” Valdez said.

Regardless, it’ll be up to the state to decide whether to shut the department down.