Newton swears in 7 new reserve officers

Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton (far left) administers the oath of office to seven new reserve deputies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Pictured are (from second left) Adam D. Spafford, James A. Morris Jr., Logan G. Boyer, Grace A. Bolinger, Joseph A. Dyar, Charles A. Bowling and Jarrod E. Davenriner.
Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton (far left) administers the oath of office to seven new reserve deputies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Pictured are (from second left) Adam D. Spafford, James A. Morris Jr., Logan G. Boyer, Grace A. Bolinger, Joseph A. Dyar, Charles A. Bowling and Jarrod E. Davenriner. Photo provided.

Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton swore in seven new reserve officers in a ceremony held Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The officers are Grace A. Bolinger, Charles A. Bowling, Logan G. Boyer, Jarrod E. Davenriner, Joseph A. Dyar, James A. Morris Jr. and Adam D. Spafford.

The seven officers completed a written application and test, physical agility training, background investigation and received 40 hours of pre basic training, including criminal law, traffic law, policies and procedures and department standard operating procedure, emergency driving, firearms, mace and taser training.

They will now begin riding along with full time officers and be evaluated on their interaction with the public and following department regulations. They will be required to work at least 16 hours per month on a volunteer basis without pay, short of a $250 per year uniform allowance by the county.

“It takes a true servant’s heart to do this type of work in today’s society,” Newton said. “I am honored that they have chosen this profession and they are beginning it with our department, I look forward to seeing where they go from here.”