Message of the Week 02/10/2023
In May of last year, I authored a message of the week in reference to launching the Junior Deputy program, commonly referred to as a Police Explorer program. This program, is a primary goal of mine and we expect it to launch it in April.
During the County Commissioners meeting on 02/02/2023, I asked for, and was granted a line item in the Sheriff’s Office budget, specifically for accepting donations for the Junior Deputy program.
We are excited at the progress being made in the development of the program.
Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Police Dispatcher, Evidence Technician, and many other Law Enforcement related careers.
Below is information pertaining to the Junior Deputy Program, available for ages 16-20:
– The Junior Deputy program will help prepare youth to deal with life’s challenges. With good mental health you are more likely to develop in positive ways, build strong relationships, and adapt to change.
I have been involved in coaching and mentoring the youth of this community for over 16 years. I know the importance a mentor plays in the lives of our youth. I have seen the difference that I and other Deputies make in youths lives through coaching and mentoring. Many of our community problems are generational cycles, whether its drug abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, or just a life of crime. The Junior Deputy program can help break those cycles, and provide a positive view on a career in Law Enforcement.