New deputy joins ranks at sheriff’s office
By Jan Rahn
Deputy Casey D. Griffin has
joined law enforcement in Perkins County.
Deputy Griffin was hired to fill a road patrol position vacated by the resignation of Deputy Blake Smidt back in August, said Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman.
Griffin began his duties with the sheriff’s office on Jan. 18.
He comes to Perkins County from Grand Island. He is a Grand Island High School graduate. He studied business administration at Nebraska Wesleyan University and criminal justice at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.
Deputy Griffin attended the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center’s 181st Basic Training Session and obtained his Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification in December 2011 alongside Deputy Scott Miller who is also one of the law enforcement personnel serving Perkins County.
According to Sheriff Brueggeman, Griffin is currently completing the field training program at the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office to become familiar with the operations, policies and procedures of the office before beginning patrol duties on his own.
“Casey is a determined individual who has worked diligently to earn his law enforcement certification and sees himself as a team player, which is an important aspect in the profession of law enforcement,” said Brueggeman. “I am pleased Casey accepted our offer of employment in Perkins County and look forward to him being a part of our staff and assisting us in serving the residents of Perkins County.”
As a Grant resident, Griffin joins Sheriff Brueggeman, Chief Deputy Kip Bradley, Sergeant Kris Larson and Deputy Scott Miller in providing law enforcement services to the residents of Perkins County.