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Santa Barbara County Adds New Custody Deputies

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 2:00pm

Santa Barbara County today added the most custody deputies to its Sheriff’s Department in one day than it ever has before in its history.

The Department swore in 17 new custody deputies, chosen out of a field of some 500 applicants.

After passing comprehensive background checks, and training, they’ll next go through a ten week training academy before actually starting work at the County Jail.

The Department still has unfilled vacancies for its existing posts, and will have even more after the opening of its planned new jail complex in Santa Maria in 2018.

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