Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Holds Graduation Ceremony for Eighth “Citizens Police Academy”



(Walhalla, SC)------------------A graduation ceremony was held last Tuesday night at the Hamilton Career and Technology Center, which is located at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park on Highway 11, for the eighth graduating class of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office “Citizens Police Academy.”


18 of the 19 graduates, along with deputies and employees from the Sheriff’s Office, attended the ceremony which was held in the first floor dining room area. The meal that was provided to those in attendance was prepared by students from the Culinary Arts program under the direction of their teacher, Rodney Quick.


The graduates completed completed a 12-week program that met on Tuesday nights during the late summer and fall of this year, plus one Saturday morning.


Among the speakers at last Tuesday night’s graduation ceremony was Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, Oconee County State Senator Thomas Alexander and Stephen Scruggs, Plant Manager for Schneider Electric.


Each graduate received a certificate of graduation, a certificate from the South Carolina State Senate and a Sheriff’s Office Challenge Coin.


The Sheriff’s Office is making plans for the 2022 edition of the “Citizens Police Academy” and will be announcing those dates once they are confirmed. Citizens can now start applying for the ninth “Citizens Police Academy” class by clicking on the Citizens Police Academy link at the following website address: https://www.oconeelaw.com/citizens-police-academy


The organizers of the eighth “Citizens Police Academy” would like to thank the following sponsors for their support this year:


· 10th Circuit Solicitors Office

· Schneider Electric

· Deep South Defense

· Diamond T Promotional Gear

· DCT Detection

· Hamilton Career and Technology Center

· Oconee County Emergency Services

· Crimestoppers of Oconee County

· Lorraine Harding Real Estate

· Oconee Sheriff’s Foundation

· Farm Bureau

· 94.1FM The Lake, WSNW

· Seneca Family Restaurant

· McDonalds of Seneca

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