Starting Monday, the unincorporated town of Discovery Bay will have two deputy sheriffs and a crime prevention specialist assigned exclusively to the area, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. There is currently only one deputy sheriff serving Knightsen, Byron and Discovery Bay, but some communities, including Discovery Bay, have passed special tax measures to restore the so-called Resident Deputy Program, Lee said. The funding will ensure that law enforcement services in Discovery Bay will not be affected by budget cuts, Lee said. “The Resident Deputy Program allows for there establishment of the partnership between the community and the Office of the Sheriff that has been sorely missed,” Sheriff Warren Rupf said in a statement. “The program will allow us to collaborate our efforts in dealing with crimes and other issues important to Discovery Bay,” he said. The staff members who will be assigned to the area include Deputy Sheriff Mark Spaulding, Deputy Sheriff Bryan Michaud and Crime Prevention Specialist Anthony Fontenot.
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