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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Start of Season Two of The Deputy Podcast

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw

(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that Season Two of The Deputy – The Official Podcast of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office (SC) has started. And, the first podcast of Season Two is now available for download.

In July of last year, The Deputy podcast began as a way of continuing the outreach efforts of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office to the citizens and residents of Oconee County, as well as for those who had an interest in all things law enforcement.

As mentioned in a news release issued last July, the podcast is called The Deputy due to the fact that a deputy is the backbone and foundation of any Sheriff’s Office. Every four years, whether the incumbent Sheriff is re-elected, or a new Sheriff is elected, deputies have a take a new oath of office administered by the duly elected Sheriff.

According to Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, a Deputy Sheriff is an extension of the elected Sheriff and in the absence of the Sheriff; the Deputy is acting on the Sheriff’s behalf. The Deputy gets his or her authority from the Sheriff.

“We are grateful to all those who have downloaded, or in some way, have listened to our podcast since last July,” says Master Deputy Jimmy Watt, Public Information Office and the host of The Deputy Podcast. “According to information that I have seen since last July, The Deputy has been downloaded, not only by those who live in Oconee County, but also in multiple states across the United States, and even around the world, in counties such as Germany, Israel, Canada and France. Besides our outreach to our citizens and residents here in Oconee County, we hope that our podcast has an educational component in regards to helping others learn about law enforcement in general.”

The first episode of Season Two of The Deputy, which debuted on July 15th, features a discussion with Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. During the podcast, Sheriff Crenshaw discusses increases in starting salaries for deputies with the Sheriff’s Office as well as additional new positions at the Sheriff’s Office.

Also, Sheriff Crenshaw discussed new legislation that was passed by the South Carolina General Assembly and signed by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. The new legislation deals with minimal standards for law enforcement agencies around the state, changes to the Sex Offender Registry after the S.C. Supreme Court ruled that the lifetime Sex Offender Registry was unconstitutional and changes to the minimum age for employment as a Correctional Officer from 21 to 18.

The Deputy podcast is available on many of the podcast directories, such as Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify. The Deputy podcast can also be heard and downloaded on the internet at

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