Sheriff’s revamped cadet program features ‘hard-charging’ students

Carolina Allen said getting tased and pepper-sprayed in the face actually isn’t all that bad – when you do it as a group. 

“We were all right there together. It was a great bonding experience,” said Allen, a 2018 Creswell High grad who’s going through the hiring process to become a Lane County Deputy Sheriff.

That hiring process is quite thorough. After the initial application, there’s a physical agility test, a written test, an oral test, a review panel, an extensive background check, then medical and psychological exams. Only . . .