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October 20, 2014, 3:08 am
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Sheriff Candidate Barr Considers Changing Educational Requirement for Future Deputies


Republican candidate for sheriff Wes Barr says he would consider modifying the hiring standards for the department if elected.

 

Current standards require new deputies to have a four-year college degree… or 60 hours of college credit and two years of experience in civilian law enforcement or the military.

 

But Barr says a deputy can be just as effective without a college degree… and says he might eliminate the requirement for any college credit if an applicant served on active duty in the military.

 

Barr’s own educational background has become an issue in the race.

 

He does not have a four-year degree, and incumbent Sheriff Neil Williamson… who is backing Barr’s opponent Jack Campbell… says that makes Barr less qualified for the job.

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