Five new deputies will be hitting the roads in Allen County

Wednesday night, the newest deputies were sworn in by Sheriff Matt Treglia.

The sheriff's department went through 17 applicants to get the 5 deputies, which 4 of the 5 are from Allen County that were sworn in tonight. That brings their ranks up to 42 deputies on staff. Treglia promised the friends and family that were there that the sheriff's office will train them to the best of their ability and give them the tools they need to do the job they have to do. But another part of that equation comes from the support that family will give the deputies when they are off duty. 

“It’s more important than the tools and training that I will give them, to have the support at home to continue to do this job to the best of their ability and do a good job for the citizens of Allen County and for the sheriff’s office," said Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia. 

Treglia says that they will be looking at hiring three more deputies in the next few months.

From the Allen County Sheriff's Office:

This evening, Sheriff Treglia swore in five new deputies: Justin Hollar, Brianna Leary, Justin Jolliff, Logan Curfman, and Dane Querry. Each new hire was able to have a family member of their choice pin their first badge.

Justin Hollar is a Graduate of Allen East High School. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the University of Northwestern Ohio and later attended the Rhodes State College Law Enforcement Academy where he obtained his Ohio Peace Officers Training Certificate. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office will be the beginning of Justin’s Law Enforcement career.

Brianna Leary is a graduate of Bath High School. Later she attended Rhodes State College where she obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and her Ohio Peace Officers Training Certificate. She worked for the Lima Police Department for a short time before being hired by our office.

Justin Jolliff is a Graduate of Findlay High School and a recent graduate of Owens Community College Law Enforcement Academy. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office will be the beginning of his Law Enforcement Career.

Logan Curfman is a graduate of Hilliard Bradley High School. He later attended Hocking College where he studied Natural Resources and where he obtained his Ohio Peace Officers Training Certificate. He worked as Park Ranger for two years for Franklin County and Columbus Metro Parks. He moved with his family to Allen County in early 2017 where he began working in the maintenance division of the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District until being hired by our office.

Dane Querry is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic and the Rhodes State College Law Enforcement Academy. Dane worked part-time for both the Cridersville Police Department and Ottawa Police Department prior to being hired by our office.