Sheriff appoints new deputy |

Sheriff appoints new deputy

Staff Reports
New Douglas County deputy Jake Meddles is congratulated by Sheriff Ron Pierini.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office |

Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini announced the recent appointment of a new Douglas County deputy.

Smith Valley High School graduate Jake Meddles, 25, was sworn in on Monday in a ceremony held at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Building in Minden. A former Washoe Tribal Police Officer, Meddles’ appointment comes as a result of several months of testing and evaluation consisting of a written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, extensive background investigation, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and medical exam.

Meddles will now undergo a rigorous 12-week jail training program to provide him with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform his duties as a jail deputy.