Three deputies training to join DCSO

Published 6:19 am Saturday, August 5, 2023

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The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office will receive three new Deputies in the fall.

Three recruits will be training at the  Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center at Wallace Community College-Selma: Leo Kilow, Jeremy Perkins and Peyton Agee. They will start training on September 11 until ti ends December 14.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said the new officers will start work in February if training is completed. After basic law enforcement training and graduation, they’ll spend several weeks in the field  with seasoned officers.

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He’s glad to get more officers into the DCSO.

“We’re happy to have them, they could have  chosen another place to work, but they picked us,” Granthum said. “They’ve done all the pretesting. They went through the psychological evaluations.”

The Dallas County Commission provided the financing for the DCSO to get deputies. Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Commissioners Jan Justice, Curtis Williams, Connell Towns and Vivian Rogers have always been supporters of the DCSO.

Agee, 27 formerly worked at the paper mill and looking forward to become a law enforcement officer.

“I’ve always been interested in law enforcement,” Agee said. “We’re going to do everything by the book.”

Kilow admits he’s got some butterflies in his stomach.

“I’m kind of nervous, but excited at the same time,” Kilow said. “It’s a new adventure for me.”

Perkins said he’s confident about the three-month training.

“I feel pretty confident about it, I get a chance to become a law enforcement officer,” Perkins said.