Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on Monday administered the oath of office to two new law-enforcement officers.
Bruce Green and Austin McGinn were sworn in as deputies during a brief ceremony at the sheriff’s office. Nobles said that the new deputies would be assigned to the patrol division and will start work immediately. The sheriff said that Green and McGinn are residents of Long County and welcomed them to his department.
On Tuesday, LCSO Lt. Jimmy Middleton said that the sheriff’s office had received an $8,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Middleton said that the grant was awarded to purchase an Intoxilyzer 9000, which is used to check the level of alcohol in the blood. He said the new equipment replaces an older model and will assist the department in cracking down on drunk drivers.
“We support the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and all of its goals. We also appreciate the help that it offers us,” Nobles said. “This new piece of equipment will help my deputies be more proficient in them doing their job.”