It was a big day for law enforcement in St. Louis County!  A Noon-time ceremony at the Public Safety Building saw 14 new Sheriff Deputies sworn in and 20 new Corrections Officers;  New employees at 911 Emergency Communications and other similar positions also took part in the program.

In regards to the new Sheriffs, five of them have been working for the County since last June and have already completed their field training.  The other nine that joined them were hired last month and are currently going through training.

Sheriff Ross Litman had this to say about law enforcement in St. Louis County:

"When people think about the Sheriff’s Office, they generally think of the uniformed patrol deputies. But besides patrol and investigations, we’re also responsible for 911 service, the jail and courtroom security.  It takes a lot of coordination between these various divisions to provide for public safety throughout the County, and so it’s good for us to come together and recognize and welcome these valuable public servants."

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all law enforcement activity in the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County, as well as several cities. Sheriff’s deputies operate out of regional offices in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing, with additional stations in Ely and Mountain Iron.

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