Deputy Ross graduates from police academy

Pacific County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Ross recently completed more than five months of intense law enforcement training at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission academy. Sheriff Scott Johnson, right, congratulated him.

SOUTH BEND — A Pacific County Sheriff’s Office deputy graduated from police academy on April 12.

In a press release, Sheriff Scott Johnson said Deputy Steve Ross was completed “over five months of intense law enforcement training” at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission academy in Burien.

According to Johnson, Ross first came to Pacific County in 2013, when he worked as a temporary officer in the Long Beach Police Department. He has been working for PCSO since June 2015.

In Washington, officers can work for a limited amount of time before earning their peace officer certification at the academy. Officers typically do additional field training when they return to their agency.

“I am pleased to welcome Steve back from the academy. He has been a great fit for our office,” Johnson said. Ross will be assigned to PCSO’s Long Beach office.

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