A recruitment drive for new sheriff's deputies has been launched in Tioga County.

The sheriff's office is encouraging people interested in becoming a deputy to take a civil service examination in September.

The deadline to submit an application for the exam is August 2.

Those who apply by the deadline will be permitted to take a physical fitness screening before the written exam.

The sheriff's office says paid tuition for the police academy will be provided to those who are eligible.

The agency says deputies receive a competitive health insurance and benefit package.

Tioga County can assist people who would like to take the exam for multiple agencies on the same day. The exam will be given on September 15.

People interested in obtaining information about the deputy sheriff test and how to apply may contact the Tioga County Civil Service Office at 607.687.8494. Information also is available on the office website.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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