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Explorer Post Wins National Award


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Post 106 won a 2nd place award in a national Law Enforcement Explorer competition which took place in Bloomington, Indiana on the campus of Indiana University between July 14 and July 19.

Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty said members of the Lexington County Law Enforcement Explorer Post 106 earned a second-place finish in a national Crisis Negotiation Scenario. The competition featured 2,400 law enforcement Explorers on 216 teams from all over the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

The Explorers Post has served as an excellent recruitment tool for the Sheriff’s Department, McCarty said. Over the years, numerous former Explorer cadets have been appointed 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.

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

McCarty 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 between the ages of 14 and 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 Sergeant Jesse Laintz at (803) 785-2481 or via e-mail at jlaintz@lcsd.sc.gov.

Law Enforcement Explorer’s Post 106 is lead by Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Sergeant Jesse Laintz and Town of Lexington Police Department Patrolman First Class Steffonie Cockerill, McCarty said.



 


09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
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  


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