(Hillsboro) While the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has made tremendous strides over the last few years by upgrading equipment, making cost-saving measures, and adding more personnel, there are many things they could add to work even better. Sheriff Dave Marshak says a proper crime lab is one of those.

Sheriff Marshak says there are cases that are on hold, due to a backlog of evidence that needs to be analyzed.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is operating close to full staff, but the overall number of deputies is still not where it should be when compared to the overall population of the county.