3 new sheriff’s deputies on board

The Venango County Sheriff’s Office has sworn in three new deputies in as many weeks.

New on the roster are deputies Luke Behe, Jared Hollidge and Zach Fischer.

Once the new recruits complete training the department will be back to full complement, said Sheriff Eric Foy.

“All three are eager to do any community related work that we do,” Foy said.

After the new deputies finish their training, the sheriff’s department will be running at full strength and ready to handle the spate of activities that it normally faces in the summertime, Foy said.

The department still has its tracking team in place and all three new deputies will be working with the department’s tracking dog, Baxter, Foy said.

Deputy sheriff Ryan Williams is the dog’s handler.

Personnel at the sheriff’s office currently include the sheriff, 11 full-time deputies, an administrative assistant and one department clerk.