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Lake County Sheriff's Office swears in first female deputy captain

Posted: 8:22 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 20:22:20-04
Brooks Lake County Sheriff's Office first female deputy captain

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has its first female deputy captain after promoting Captain Cynthia Brooks.

Brooks is the jail administrator of the Adult Detention Facility and has served at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office since 1984, deputies said.

In her 35 years at the department, Brooks has served four years as a corrections sergeant and 20 years as a corrections lieutenant, according to deputies.

Aside from her work at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Brooks serves on the Lake County Community Corrections Board, the Lake County Metropolitan Housing Board and serves as chairman of Women in Transition Through Support, deputies said.

Brooks was sworn in to her new position Thursday, making history for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.