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County offering electronics recycling event Dec. 12

The Beaufort County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling will host two free electronics recycling events for County residents on Saturday, Dec. 12. The events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:

Beaufort County Public Works, 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton

Beaufort County Public Works, 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort

Per COVID-19, citizens are asked to stay in their cars during the event. Staff will unload electronics and will use personal protection equipment (masks and gloves).

Any personal computers, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, CRT televisions, non-CRT televisions, printers, hard drives and miscellaneous electronics (microwaves, cell phones, radios, fax machines and typewriters) will be accepted.

If you have questions about Beaufort County recycling events, please call the Solid Waste and Recycling Office at 843-255-2736 or visit the Solid Waste and Recycling website at www.beaufortcountysc.gov/recycle.

County holding hiring event for correctional officers

Beaufort County is hosting a virtual hiring event from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 welcoming candidates for correctional officer trainee positions at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Attendees will learn more about the available opportunities and what it’s like to work for Beaufort County.

Visit https://bit.ly/2Jlqs7R for more information or to register. Those interested can contact Natalie Garvin in Human Resources at 843-255-2991 with any questions.

BCSO earns CALEA accreditation

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office announced that on July 31, 2020, the agency was awarded accreditation through the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA).

CALEA is recognized as the international gold standard for public safety agencies.

An accreditation through CALEA demonstrates that an agency is governed by strong policies, applies best practices in its operations, sets clear expectations for its officers, and instills a culture of professionalism.

The Sheriff’s Office first became accredited by CALEA in 2010 as part of Sheriff P.J. Tanner’s ongoing vision for excellence in Beaufort County law enforcement.

In 2013, after going through the re-accreditation process, the Sheriff’s Office was accredited by CALEA for its second time and in 2016 for its third time.

On Nov. 13, the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center was awarded, for the second time, Communications Accreditation by CALEA.

To read more about CALEA, visit https://calea.org/.