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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.



 


07/24/2015 - Deputies arrest wanted man in Camden  
07/27/2015 - Sheriff's Department now accepting applications for Citizens Academy  
07/20/2015 - Lexington County detectives arrest man and woman on charges related to burglaries  
07/17/2015 - Detectives seek help from citizens in burglary  
07/13/2015 - Lexington County statement on Dylann Roof gun purchase  
07/09/2015 - Lexington County investigators seek man who used stolen credit card  
07/08/2015 - Lexington County deputy rescues Lake Murray swimmer  
06/30/2015 - Deputy arrested, charged with domestic violence  
06/29/2015 - Lexington County deputies arrest two Gaston residents on multiple charges related to stabbing  
06/26/2015 - Lexington County deputies arrest two on burglary charges  
06/19/2015 - Three Persons Charged with Throwing Large Pieces of Concrete Off Bridge Over Highway  
06/17/2015 - Woman Arrested for Converting PTO Funds for Her Personal Use  
06/10/2015 - Two Men Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
06/10/2015 - Blood Drive  
06/08/2015 - Recycle for Sight and Sound  
06/03/2015 - Officers Donate More than $5,000 to Special Olympics  
05/28/2015 - New Patrol Vehicle Design  
05/27/2015 - Support Our Troops  
05/18/2015 - Deputies Arrest Woman for Robbing Pharmacy  
05/13/2015 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder  
05/13/2015 - Homicide Victim Identified  
05/06/2015 - Boat Operations Training  
05/06/2015 - Cops and Calabash  
05/04/2015 - Sheriff Koon Announces His Management Team  
04/30/2015 - Correctional Officer Appreciation Week  


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