Spencer County Sheriff's Department Desperate for Deputies Amid Staffing Shortage

WITZ Radio News is an affiliate of Network Indiana 

SPENCER COUNTY -- A staffing shortage has the Spencer County Sheriff's Department desperate to find new deputies.

 According to WFIE, nearly a dozen deputies left in just the last few months for various reasons. 

Now, newly elected Sheriff Kelli Reinke is working to bring in new people to fill those positions. 

Reinke , who was just elected as the new sheriff, recommended hiring three new deputies during a merit board meeting this week. 

The sheriff’s office is still taking applications.