Sheriff Purchases Forklift Truck To Use In Inmate Employment Training

The county and the sheriff’s department are purchasing a forklift truck to be used for employment training purposes at the sheriff’s detention facility at Glen Helen and at the Adelanto Detention Facility when it becomes operational.
The board of supervisors authorized the purchase this week.
According to Sheriff’s Captain Steve Higgins, the forklift will be used in furtherance of the department’s Inmate Rehabilitation Through Occupational and Academic Development Systems (INROADS) program.
“On July 25, 2012, the Inmate Welfare Committee, which is comprised of six citizens appointed by the sheriff to oversee the use of inmate welfare funds and acts as an advisory panel, approved the funding for a new INROADS Automotive Education program. The program approval included the purchase of automotive shop equipment and a forklift,” Higgins said. “The purchase of the forklift was competitively bid and Bronson Investments Inc., the lowest bidder, was selected and is being recommended as the vendor for this purchase.”

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