Speech to Text for New Resident Deputy Program in Josephine County
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community safe. [a15]resident deputy program-llpkg leah says "the resident deputy program in jospephine county is in full swing. today i spoke with one of the deputies specifically on that program." -nat of radio- erick sturges is one of three new deputies on the resident deputy program. his job is to build a relationship with the businesses, neighborhoods and schools. erick sturges deputy says "was introduced to the program on the 1st of september so i've had time to get in and introduce myself and work with most of the schools already." sheriff dave daniel says "the priority is to mentor and educate and we need to start with our youth and start at the ground floor and we are building back that trust." sheriff dave daniel at the josephine sheriff's office says this new program is old school policing and just getting back into the community erick sturges deputy says "hear what the citizen's concerns are, problem areas, areas i can patrol more." today deputy struges brought me to a school zone area that he's been patrolling. erick sturges deputy says "if people are really flying through here someone can get hurt." when someone does get pulled over speeding through a school zone his goal is to educate people on why he needed to stop them. nat dark suv with a trailer. i'll provide a plate erick sturges deputy says "they understand hey school zone, i need to start watching my speed." besides watching for speeders, deputy struges also attends neighborhood watch meetings as part of the program. eventually his office will be in one of the three rivers school district schools sheriff dave daniel says "it's just another step for us to move forward." in grants pass leah thompson newswatch 12 sheriff dave daniel says there will be an more 17]kdrv.com-wipe to vo head to our website, kdrv.com, for more information