WARSAW — Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle Dukes reported that 40 applications were received to fill the seven empty positions at the department.
Dukes told the KCSO Merit Board Wednesday the department has been approved to hire six merit deputies plus one extra, so the goal is to get fully staffed with seven new hires. Dukes said one applicant is from Ohio and several are local, noting five have been through the police academy.
Written testing begins Sept. 21, Dukes said. Any new recruits would be probationary for one year while they complete any required training.
The next KCSO Merit Board meeting is 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the sheriff’s office, 221 E. Main St., Warsaw. The public is welcome to attend.