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Monroe Co. is accepting applications for sheriff
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Monroe County is now accepting applications for people who are qualified to run for sheriff.

Candidates must have three years of full-time experience as certified law enforcement officers in the last 10 years to qualify to run.

The county will take those applications until Nov. 13. The county commission will then appoint one of those applicants to hold the sheriff's office for the next 18 months.

Right now, chief deputy Tommy Jones is in charge of the sheriff department's responsibilities. He's temporarily serving in that role after a judge ruled that sheriff-elect Randy White wasn't qualified to serve as sheriff.


Judge:
Randy White won't serve as Monroe Co. Sheriff

White defeated incumbent Bill Bivens in August, winning the general election by about 700 votes. Days after the election, Bivens filed a lawsuit against White and the Monroe County Election Commission, citing that WHite wasn't certified to be on the ballot.


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