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Explorers Post Cadets Win Awards in 10 Categories


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Explorers Post #106 cadets won awards in 10 individual and team categories during the 2013 South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers competition, which was held earlier this month in Clemson.

“I am very proud of awards that the Explorers Post cadets won during the Law Enforcement Explorers competition,” Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said. “The cadets take their service with the Explorers Post very seriously. They regularly conduct training with full-time sheriff’s deputies, who serve as advisors for the Explorers Post.”

Metts said Explorers Post cadets won awards in the following five individual categories:

Collision Report Writing: Mike Medlin, first place

Incident Report Writing: Mike Medlin, first place

Legals Test: David Keith, first place, and Bryan Allen, third place

Driving: Matt Hagins, second place

Pistol Shooting: David Keith, second place



Metts said the Explorers Post won awards in the following five team categories:

Pistol Shooting: First place

Fight in Progress: First place

Crisis Intervention: First place

Officer Down and Active Shooter: Third place

Overall Team Competition: Third place

Metts said the following Explorers Post cadets participated in the competition: Bryan Allen, 20, of Lexington; David Keith, 20, of Lexington; Mike Medlin, 21, of Cayce; Chris Kimball, 18, of West Columbia; Joey Ragsdale, 17, of Lexington; Matt Hagins, 20, of West Columbia; and John Cormany, 20, of Lexington.

The Explorers Post has served as an excellent recruitment tool for the Sheriff’s Department, Metts said. Over the years, Metts has hired many former Explorers Post cadets to work as full-time deputies. The program provides excellent training and personal development for teen-agers and young adults who are interested in careers in law enforcement.

Members of the Explorers Post create fingerprint identification cards for children so that children can be readily identified in the event that they are reported missing, Metts said. They also direct traffic at various businesses during the busy Christmas holiday shopping season.

Metts encourages teen-agers and young adults who are interested in careers in law enforcement to join the Sheriff’s Department Explorers Post. To be eligible, you must be ages 14 to 20, with a clean criminal record. You must be enrolled in school and maintain a “C” grade average. Citizens who want additional information about the Explorers Post should contact Sheriff’s Department Lt. Alan Driggers at (803) 785-2581 or via e-mail at adriggers@lcsd.sc.gov.



 


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09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  
07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  
07/25/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery  
07/24/2014 - Explorer Post Wins National Award  
07/23/2014 - Law Enforcement Re-Accreditation  
07/23/2014 - Job Fair and Open House  
07/23/2014 - Deputy Receives Distinguished Graduate Award  
07/18/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/19/2014 - Detectives Charge Man with Restaurant Robbery  
07/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Women and One Man for Breaking Into Home at Gunpoint  
07/16/2014 - Reserve Deputy Training  
07/12/2014 - Detention Center Enhances Visitation With Inmates  
07/11/2014 - Deputies Arrest Teen-Ager for Breaking Into Home  


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