In light of the recent arrest of Sheridan Fire-Rescue employee Andrew Joy for delivery of a controlled substance, the City of Sheridan is contemplating a change to their drug testing policy. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains how the current policy reads.
Members of the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue are not subject to random drug testing, as stated by the current policy. Kinskey says that the City has been communicating with both departments on a possible change that would allow for random drug testing for Police and Fire personnel. Kinskey said that for the most part, the P.D. has agreed to the change, and that they are still working with the fire department.
Kinskey pointed out that since the City is a governmental agency, they cannot enforce random drug testing on all of their employees because it is considered an intrusion into personal liberty without probable cause. The exceptions to that rule are employees who are in a safety sensitive position, or any employee required to have a commercial drivers license.