top of page

Oconee County Council Approves Funding to Further Enhance Deputy Safety


Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw

(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------At Tuesday night’s Oconee County Council Meeting, and after discussion during executive session, Oconee County Council unanimously approved funding to further enhance safety for Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.

 

County Council’s 5-0 vote will allow for the purchase and installation of ballistic glass and armored door panels for Sheriff’s Office vehicles.  County Council also voted 5-0 to direct Oconee County Administrator Amanda Brock to execute all documents related to the purchase.

 

Dana Safety Supply of Greensboro, NC was awarded the contract, in the amount of $430,950.55. 


Back on December 12th of last year, Dana Safety Supply conducted a demonstration, for the law enforcement agencies in attendance, of the ballistic glass at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office tactical range.  Also among those in attendance during the demonstration were Administrator Brock and Oconee County Council Chairman Matthew Durham. 

 

The installation of the ballistic glass and armored door panels will take place at a local business in Oconee County.    

 

The Sheriff’s Office does not have an official date for when the installation of the ballistic glass and armored door panels will begin.  Also, for safety and security reasons, the Sheriff’s Office will not provide information on how many or which vehicles initially will be enhanced with the ballistic glass and armored door panels. 

 

“After the officer involved shooting of Corporal Lucas Watts, Chairman Durham presented to County Council the proposal for the purchase and installation of the ballistic glass and armored door panels for Oconee County Sheriff’s Office vehicles,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  “We are grateful to County Administrator Brock, Chairman Durham and all of Oconee County Council for their commitment to our Deputies. Our employees are our greatest asset.  I look forward to continuing to work with them on future law enforcement safety equipment to further enhance not only the safety of our Deputies, but the safety of our citizens and visitors to Oconee County as well.”

394 views0 comments

Comments


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page