When Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms took office, he immediately faced a setback when he was told his budget was being cut. The first thing he did to save money was close the county’s shooting range to the public, stating it cost the county $32,000 to operate while only bringing in $5,000. Now, he says they plan to use reserve deputies at the range to cut down on the cost.
Sheriff Helms says his ultimate goal is to open the range five days a week but, for right now, they’re just focused on operating it at its original hours. An official opening date is planned to be announced in the near future.