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Sheriff swears in new deputy

Staff Reports
Deputy Christopher Shorten is congratulated Monday by Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini following his swearing-in.

Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini announced the recent appointment of Christopher Shorten as a deputy.

Shorten was sworn in Monday in a ceremony at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office valley station in Minden.

The 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.

Shorten, 38, will undergo a 12-week training program to provide him with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform his duties as a jail deputy, Pierini said.

Shorten graduated from Douglas High School, obtained a bachelor of arts in Spanish from the University of Arizona, was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and obtained a category I Peace Officers Standards and Training certificate.

He is a Minden resident.