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Tell Us About Your New Hires
SCDN: Tell us about your new hires. You had some vacant positions to fill and you’ve had additional hires that were part of your campaign promises.
Sheriff Thoroughman: “So far, we’ve been able to hire two additional deputies for patrol. This is above and beyond what has been allotted in the past. As I said during the campaign, it’s been over 40 years since we’ve added patrol deputies to the Sheriff’s Office.
I was able to do that by working with the FOP and the Scioto County Commissioners. The FOP was very gracious in accepting a lower pay raise and allowing me to use the savings to go towards the hiring of two new deputies. The total cost to the citizens was just over $6,000 a year to hire two additional personnel.
Along with that, we filled many positions that had been vacant for some time. We hired four correctional officers and promoted one to sergeant. We hired a dispatcher, promoted three correctional officers to patrol deputies, we have promoted Detective Jodi Conkel to sergeant, promoted Deputy Malone to detective, and hired two patrol deputies.”
Sheriff Thoroughman filled these positions within the first 100 days on the job. “I think it’s important that we get our staffing where it should be so we can provide the best service to our citizens.”