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By Erin Tierney
The Chronicle 

Homegrown: Sheriff's Office launches young cadet program


January 16, 2020

With a “grow your own” mentality, Lane County Sheriff’s Office last week launched a new mentorship program for 18- to 21-years-olds to cultivate passionate deputies from the roots up.

“That’s the philosophy — to grow our own from the inside,” said LCSO Creswell Sergeant Scott Denham, who is coordinating the program with a team of advisors.

Cadets will serve at least 16 hours per month alongside deputies and undergo a variety of training, including law-enforcement tactics, legal issues, use of force, corrections and patrol operations, said LCSO Sheriff Cliff Harrold.


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