Rockland County recruiting new corrections officers

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The Rockland County Sheriff?s Department is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks as corrections officers.

The department was at the Palisades Center Mall this week handing out applications to anyone interested.

Authorities say a large number of officers will be retiring over the next few years, so they are looking to hire 10-15 new officers a year.

Sgt. Deidre Russell, a 10-year veteran, says that the job is more about thinking on your feet and less about muscle.

The department says that the starting salary is $45,000 and goes up to $70,000 after four years.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 8.

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