Pulaski County Council Approves Sheriff’s Request to Replace One Deputy

After much discussion at its recent meeting, the Pulaski County Council approved Sheriff Michael Gayer’s request to replace one departing deputy.

The Council approved the hiring of two deputies to fill vacant positions that are funded in this year’s budget, but Sheriff Gayer will hold off on one of the hires until the Council examines the legality of filling the position. Hiring two new deputies would give the County nine patrol deputies.

Sheriff Gayer is currently seeking applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Duties include enforcing Indiana criminal and traffic laws, investigating crimes against persons and property, vehicle crash investigation, death investigations, civil process paper service, public appearances, and serving the needs of the public in a manner fitting of a professional police officer. New hires will be required to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield within the first year of employment. Preference will be given to Pulaski County residents and academy graduates, however Indiana law allows for an officer to live in an adjoining county. Interested persons may obtain an application at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 110 E. Meridian Street in Winamac.