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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.



 


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01/27/2015 - Synthetic Marijuana Investigation  
01/21/2015 - Investigators Arrest Man Who Was Wanted for Presenting Stolen Lottery Ticket  
01/20/2015 - White Knoll Business Coalition  
01/19/2015 - Man Charged with Firing Gunshots at Deputy  
01/16/2015 - Reserve Deputies Saved Taxpayers More Than $260,000 in 2014  
01/16/2015 - Deputies Arrest Man in Stabbing Incident  
01/08/2015 - Deputies Arrest Man for Stealing Pickup Truck  
01/06/2015 - Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect  
01/06/2015 - Blood Drive  
01/05/2015 - Deputies Arrest Woman for Reckless Homicide  
01/03/2015 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder  
12/26/2014 - Shooting Investigation  
12/23/2014 - Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrants for Man in Attempted Robbery  
12/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Breaking Into Home Under Construction  
12/18/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Breaking Into Home  
12/17/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More Than 300 Winter Coats to Lexington Interfaith Community Services  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff's Department Awarded Law Enforcement Accrediation for Sixth Time  
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