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Search For Sheriff Doyle’s Replacement Underway

Riverside County Sheriff Bob Doyle has officially been appointed to the state Board of Parole Hearings, the office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday.

The announcement came after the County Board of Supervisors received Doyle’s resignation letter, board spokesperson Ray Smith tells NewsChannel 3.

The Board of Supervisors has taken the first steps in picking a new sheriff. Sources inside the sheriff’s office said undersheriff Neil Lingle is a possibility to fill the sheriff’s role on an interim basis.

Meantime, Doyle, 54, ends his more than 30 years serving the department.

The Murietta-native held several positions in the department including deputy sheriff, SWAT team leader, and public information officer. He was elected sheriff in 2002.

Doyle’s appointment requires State Senate confirmation. The position will also reportedly pay Doyle about $108,000.

KESQ News Team

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