PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Sheriff’s Department has hired four new corrections deputies.
They are Susan Bernsten, Melissa Clark, Wymond Meredith and Ella Mildon.
Deputies begin with a month-long field training program allowing them to work in the jail immediately alongside experienced corrections deputies and then attend Criminal Justice Training Corrections Officers Academy within six months.
Mildon graduated from the academy June 29.
The remaining three deputies are scheduled to attend the academy in the next few months.
Mildon was raised in Western Washington and moved to Clallam County in 2016 after attending Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
She worked as a riding instructor-horse trainer until she joined the sheriff’s office in January.
Meredith relocated to the state from Kansas in 2014.
He sold heavy trucks for 20 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is also a U.S. Army veteran.
He moved to Clallam County in late March for his employment with CCSO in April.
Clark moved to the state from Colorado to begin her work as a lateral deputy with CCSO on June 1.
Bernsten moved to Clallam County from Puyallup in 2000 and is a Pacific Lutheran University alumna.
She worked at Clallam Bay Corrections Center and Olympic Correction Center previous to her move to CCSO.
She is the mother of three children, two of which are Sequim High School graduates, with one entering the high school this year.