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Sheriff Graduates 20 Custody Deputies

New Correctional Officers will Serve in Detention Centers

Twenty custody deputies, 16 from Santa Barbara County, graduated from the county's Custody Deputy Academy Friday at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office graduated 20 custody deputies from its 10-week-long Custody Deputy Academy Friday at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building. The graduating class included 16 custody deputies from Santa Barbara County and four correctional deputies from San Luis Obispo County’s Sheriff Office, all of whom will go on to supervise inmates in detention centers.

After completing 452 hours of rigorous training in the academy, the graduates were honored with certificates of completion at the ceremony, which featured live music by the Sheriff’s Pipe and Drum Corp. At the end of the ceremony, the new correctional deputies recited the fundamental “Law Enforcement Code of Ethics” for family, friends, and Sheriff’s personnel in attendance.

Sheriff Bill Brown said at the graduation, “We owe our corrections staff a debt of gratitude for the important role they play in keeping criminals in custody and working with offenders to change their lives for the better,” according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

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