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April 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Sheriff Candidate Barr Proposes Rule Change Waiving Education Requirement for Veterans


A candidate for Sangamon County sheriff is formally unveiling a policy that he says will help military veterans use their skills to protect and serve county residents.

 

Wes Barr is officially proposing an idea he offered live on the air on 970 WMAY back in September.

 

Barr says he would recommend a rule change that would permit active duty veterans to apply for jobs as deputies or jail guards even if they have not gone to college.

 

Current rules require deputy applicants to either have a bachelor’s degree… or 60 hours of post-secondary education and two years of military or law enforcement experience.

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