MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) hosted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, May 30, to formally recognize recent new hires within the department.
Sheriff Varney welcomed communications dispatcher Kayla Boyd and deputies David Ochoa, Andre Pena, Michael Lewis and Johnathan Rodriguez.
Communications Dispatcher Kayla Boyd was most recently employed by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, while Deputy Sheriff David Ochoa is a recent lateral hire from Chowchilla Police Department.
Three of the new employees — Deputy Sheriffs Michael Lewis, Andre Pena, and Johnathan Rodriguez — are from the first group of MCSO-sponsored Cadets who recently graduated from the State Center Police Academy in Fresno.
Family and friends were invited to witness employees being sworn into their respective duties. Congratulations!