December 21, 2011

Sheriff awards first two “Master Deputies”

Sheriff Bob Peryam recently awarded two Corrections Deputies with the enhanced “Master Deputy” title, a new program in the Sheriff’s Office for corrections officers which promotes education and public .

Detention Deputies Brittany Linares and Michelle Heaviland both earned the title “Master Deputy” by complying with a list of requirements, including:

·         At least five years of service with the Sheriff’s Office
·         Above standard performance evaluations for the past three years
·         An enhanced education, including at least 30 semester hours in college, or at least 120 hours of specialized law enforcement training
·         Meeting all Annual retraining requirements, including maintaining all required certifications, such as CPR, Firearms training, training in OC gas, baton, Taser or anything else required by their current assignment
·         No discipline in three years
·         At least 20 hours of community service / volunteer work in the community in a one year period

In order to maintain their Master Deputy status, they must continue to comply with the requirements of the program each year.

“I believe strongly in the importance of a continuing education, and in community service,” said Sheriff Bob Peryam. “This program was designed to encourage our employees in both those areas,” he said. He said he hopes to have a Master Deputy program soon for road patrol officers as well.
Detention Deputy Brittany Linares receives her Master Deputy stripes.

Detention Deputy Michelle Heaviland receives her Master Deputy stripes.

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