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Olson named Courthouse Security Officer

Within the Pierce County Courthouse one of the biggest challenges for years has been courthouse safety.

The Pierce County Board of Supervisors took a step in solving the hurdle with the creation of a Courthouse Safety Officer for the first time in its 2013 budget.

"I thought this would be a good challenge," said Sheriff's Deputy Adam Olson, who was selected to the position and started last month. "To be part of something from the ground up, to implement policies was pretty appealing."

Olson will be responsible for transporting inmates for their court appearances and provide security for all court hearings (Preliminary, Divorce, Pre-trials, Jury, etc...) when needed. He said things have gone smoothly in that department, with the exception of a couple family hearings which got out of hand but were resolved quickly.

Olson said credit for establishing the position should go to Judge Joseph Boles.

"He pushed heavily for this," Olson said. "He has been very nice to work with."

For more watch for future versions of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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