St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office swears in deputies and corrections officers
For the first time in almost two years since the pandemic, The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing in ceremony. The office recognized 19 new deputy sheriffs and nine new corrections officers who joined in 2020 and 2021. Also be recognized during this special day was the new court security staff, 911 emergency communications specialists, clerical staff and chaplains, and those individuals that recently received promotions and awards for outstanding service.
Nine new deputies including Boyd Billman just started with the sheriff’s office this week and they’ll go through approximately six months of field training. We got a chance to talk to Billman and asked him, what are some challenges of being in law enforcement these days. "There are some people who have had a better or worse experience with law enforcement compared to others. Some people might not even had any experience with law enforcement. It’s important from my understanding for the community to remember that were are as human as they are. We are here to help, we are here to support, and we are here to work on behalf of the community" said deputy Billman. To serve the community in every aspect sounds like the goal for our law enforcement.
It has been a rough year and a half for careers in law enforcement with everything that has occurred around the world. Trust and communication between officers and the community has had its good and bad times, but their passion and fire to continue to build that gap is a positive vision to see. “I see these new deputies and their unwavering dedication and enthusiasm to serve, I’m pleased to welcome them to the Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Ross Litman. He also stated that he is “confident they will serve our citizens well.”
To learn more about the work of the St. Louis Country Sheriff’s Office, visit stlouiscountymn.gov/sheriff.