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CERT program offers training for residents

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is providing training to Beaufort County residents to increase self-sufficiency in a disaster.  Participants learn skills enabling them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors. CERT classes are free and are held at the Clemson Extension Classroom, 36 Burton Hill Road, Beaufort. The course is taught in five class sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. from Tuesday, October 23 through Saturday, November 3. Contact Julie Dimitrov to sign up at beaufortcountycert@gmail.com or 843-812-2189.

Youth can apply now for Explorers program

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Explorers program. Beaufort County youths between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in exploring the field of law enforcement are encouraged to apply. Joining the Explorer Post #278 will afford young men and women invaluable hands-on training and first-hand familiarity with the various roles and duties assumed by members of the Sheriff’s Office.  Explorer Post #278 will meet every other Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. starting in January 2013.

Applicants must meet the following general requirements: drug free, no criminal record, maintain good grades, have a clean driving record (if licensed), and must be willing to dedicate time to post activities. These activities include participation in various community functions to include local parades, charitable walk/run events, clean-up initiatives, high school graduations, and public safety presentations. Explorers are also permitted to participate in ride alongs with on-duty deputies, during which they will be uniformed and will assist in various capacities.

To obtain an application, or for more information, please contact Post Advisor Kiera Morris at 843-255-3316 or by email at kieram@bcgov.net.

Sheriff’s Office honors October promotions

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the achievement and dedication of its personnel. Effective as of the October 3 ceremony, sheriff’s deputies Thomas McCurry has been promoted to corporal, and Jennifer Snider promoted to lance corporal.

Results of electronics recycling event

At the Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling’s Electronic Goods Collection and Document Shredding event on
Oct. 6, an estimated 25 tons of e-waste was collected, as well as an estimated 10 tons of shredded documents.