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GREENSBURG (KDKA) — The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a few good deputies.

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Sheriff Jonathan Held says there is a shortage of more than 11 deputies, making it more difficult for the county to serve warrants or transport inmates.

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The sheriff says many part-time deputies are leaving to join the state police.

“They pay a lot better than we do,” said Sheriff Held. “I don’t blame our part-timers for going with them. It’s a great career move for them, but the aftermath is, we are left with low staffing.”

The sheriff is looking for people who are already certified as police.

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Pay starts at just under $19 an hour.