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Posted on: September 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff Nowels Welcomes 4 New Entry-Level Deputies

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Sheriff Nowels Welcomes 4 New Entry-Level Deputies


On September 1, 2023, Spokane County Sheriff John Nowels swore in four new Entry-Level Deputies at the Public Safety Building.  Please help us welcome Deputy Alex Baldwin, Deputy Aleksander Collier, Deputy Ryley Overhoff, and Deputy Joseph Obnial to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.            


Deputy Alex Baldwin is 30 years old and was born on Beale Air Force Base in California.   His family relocated to the Spokane area, and he graduated from Reardan-Edwall High School in 2011.  He served as a volunteer firefighter and is an experienced heavy equipment operator.        


Deputy Aleksander Collier is 30 years old and was born in Ukraine but raised in Hunters, Washington.  He attended Columbia High School and Whitworth College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.   He was recently employed as a substitute teacher for Spokane Public Schools.      


Deputy Joseph Obnial is 22 years old, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Port Orchard, Washington, graduating from South Kitsap High School in 2019.  He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Law and Societies and Justice at the University of Washington.    


Deputy Ryley Overhoff is 29 years old and was born and raised in Spokane County, where he graduated from Mead High School in 2013 and also attended Eastern Washington University.  He also completed HVAC trade school and was a local Service Technician for the last eight years.   


Please join us in welcoming them to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and our Community.  


Deputy Alex Baldwin, Deputy Ryley Overhoff, Deputy Aleksander Collier, and Deputy Joseph Obnial are pictured left to right in the photo.   


Interested in joining our agency?  We’re Hiring!


Contact a recruitment team member by email at [email protected], or visit our Recruitment page for additional information: https://spokanesheriff.info/.  


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