October 22, 2018

Sheriff for a Day event in Troup County

DSCF7082(Troup County) — On April 26th Sheriff James Woodruff hosted eleven 3rd grade students as Sheriff’s for the Day.

This day was the conclusion of this year’s Junior Deputy Program that was taught in each of the eleven elementary schools.

Program coordinator, Sgt. Stewart Smith visits each of the schools at various times and teaches the students four important safety lessons: being safe at school, being safe at home, bicycle safety and finally saying no to drugs and alcohol.

For the Sheriff for a Day event, the students are chosen by their teachers to be the student to represent their respective school.

Each student was picked up by one of our deputies and brought to the Sheriff’s Office where they were given a tour of the office and jail facility, toured the mobile command truck, saw a K9 demonstration and viewed of our new patrol cars.

From there the students toured the 911 center and many other officers at the government center including a quick lesson on criminal justice by District Attorney Pete Skandalakis. The day concluded with a pizza lunch, certificates and ride back to their schools.

“The Jr. Deputy program is important because it allows us to reach every third grader within the Troup County School System by teaching them four basic lessons, being safe at school, being safe at home, bicycle safety, and saying No to drugs and strangers. This is also a way for us to be a partner with the schools and its staff. Each of these students were excellent representatives for their schools,” stated Sheriff James Woodruff.

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