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.