Eddy County Sheriff Granted Six New Positions

Meanwhile, the county has approved the hiring of six new sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff Mark Cage requested the new positions as part of an overall plan to hire a total of 12 new deputies over the next four years. The six new positions now will cost about 142-thousand dollars for the remainder of this fiscal year. Anually, the cost is expected to run about 370-thousand dollars. Sheriff Cage said the population growth of Eddy County is driving the need for the additional deputies.