Sheriff David Gutierrez has officially deputized 26 newly-licensed Peace officers. Each worked full-time at the Sheriff's Office while attending the 681-hour Peace Officer School.
The officers that graduated from the South Plains Association of Government's Basic Peace Officer Course went to school between January and August of this year The officers, who graduated from the South Plains College's Basic Peace Officer Academy, went to school from May until August of this year.
The majority of these new Peace Officers work in the Detention Division of the Sheriff's Office and will continue to work in the jail.
"Through hard work, dedication and sacrifice these men and women have earned their Peace Officer License. Our county is growing at an amazing rate and with 26 addition Peace Officers on my staff, we are able to continue to serve and protect the needs of our citizens and our growing population, both on the streets and within the jail," stated Sheriff Gutierrez, "I am proud to welcome this group into the family of law enforcement officers."
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