Commissioners continue process for appointing new sheriff

Jackson County, Ore — With recommendations in hand from a citizen panel, now it’s up to Jackson County commissioners to pick a sheriff to fill Corey Falls’ vacated seat.

At a special meeting today commissioners went over a list of questions to ask the six candidates, including plans for expanding the Jackson County jail, 21st century policing and rural patrols.

The commissioners will meet with the candidates as a group to go over their qualifications for the job on Thursday.

“Everybody’s getting the questions ahead of time so they can come prepared and hopefully we’ll get a great response from everybody and be able to make a great selection,” said Commissioner Colleen Roberts.

Commissioner Roberts says they could make a decision as early as Thursday evening but it depends on the outcome of the interviews.

NBC5 News reporter and weather forecaster Matt Jordan is a native Oregonian, born in Junction City.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Before joining NBC5 News, Matt spent a year in Alexandria, Louisiana as a reporter and anchor for KALB News. Matt was also a production assistant at KEZI 9 News in Eugene and an intern at CNN.

In addition to being passionate about news, Matt loves his Ducks and the outdoors. He also plays guitar and is a huge Jimi Hendrix fan.

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