KING COUNTY, Wash. - King County Sheriff Steve Strachan announced Friday that he will hire 14 more deputies in the coming months to increase public safety.
Strachan said the deputies will be added using current resources from his existing budget, citing good budget management by his patrol operations command staff and sergeants who helped to keep overtime costs down.
Funds from current vacancies will be used for the new hires.
The hiring plan is to add four deputies in October, five in November and five in January.
King County sheriff to hire 14 more deputies
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