The Sherman Village Board hired two new full-time police officers at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Stephen Brent, a self-employed construction owner, will join the force, as will Shawn Burnley, a 22-year veteran of the Pawnee Police Department. Burnley was hired under the recently started Lateral Program, which allows Burnley to be hired at a higher salary based on his experience.

Burnley is currently a part-time Sangamon County coroner and is the Pawnee Fire Chief.

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