WATERVILLE – A deputy will be added to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the office will dedicate a position to work specifically with the Columbia River Drug Task Force.

“This additional position will enable the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to continue vigorously addressing drug-related crimes, strengthen our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and aid in building a safer community,” said Sheriff Kevin W. Morris. “The selection process will begin immediately and we anticipate we will receive many outstanding applicants.”

He said his office appreciates the Douglas County commissioners, task force and community for budget approval of the position.

“We feel this enhancement will prove to be a great asset and will continue to show benefit for decades to come,” he said.

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