Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney swore in seven new deputies last month, including a man from Cottage Grove.

Andrew Johnson was sworn in along with others from Sun Prairie, Janesville, Monroe, Middleton, Stoughton and Waunakee.

In addition, two new security support specialists – from Cross Plains and Madison – were welcomed by Mahoney.

The deputies will receive training through the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Jail and Law Enforcement Academies, as well as on-the-job training. Their first assignment will be in the Dane County Jail, where they will serve a two-year probationary period.

The positions became available due to retirements and vacancies that occurred in the past year.

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