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Nov 30, 2012 8:28 AM by AP

Sheriff's Office to Pay for Employees' Degrees

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish deputies will soon have a chance to get an associate degree in criminal justice from Fletcher Technical Community College and the cost of tuition and fees will picked up by the sheriff's office.
Under the system, the sheriff's office will pay for the program for any employee who keeps a "C'' average or better, starting in 2013.
Sheriff Craig Webre said in a news release received by The Courier (http://bit.ly/YxhVyV ) he hopes it will lead to a team that is more up to date on cutting-edge law enforcement technology and techniques.

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