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August 27, 2013
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Douglas County Sheriff's Office welcomes new deputy

Michael Barden was sworn in Monday as a new Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy in a ceremony held at the Valley station, in Minden.

Sheriff Ron Pierini said 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.

Barden, 28, will 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.

Barden began as a DCSO Explorer. He continued as an advisor within the Explorers, while he attended Western Nevada College and the University of Phoenix, where he earned an Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 27, 2013 07:26PM Published Aug 28, 2013 03:58PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.