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New Sheriff’s Deputies

Jackson County Sheriff's OfficeMEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners gave approval to the Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday to hire two new deputies.

The deputies will be full-time, and paid for out of the Sheriff’s Department budget.  Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal said there is no particular reason for the employment expansion other than the Sheriff’s Department now has the ability to do so.

There is still a long hiring process ahead before the deputies are hand selected, but Breidenthal said this approval was the first step to getting those deputies on the streets.