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Clarke County deputies complete Jail Training Officer course

Pictured L-R: Chief Deputy Jimps Cole, Major Elizabeth Robinson, Sgt.Bonit, Cpl. Questelles, Captain J. Goings, Cpl. Hunsinger, Cpl. Brian Meadows, Captain T. Goings, and Sheriff Ira Edwards, Jr., Second Row L-R: Cpl. Wright, Sgt. Thomas, Cpl. Taylor, Sgt. Truitt.

Several members of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office were recently presented with pins that recognized their completion of 40-hours of advanced training to become certified jail training officers.

Sheriff Edwards presented the JTO pins during a Dec. 11 ceremony in the atrium of the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse

"We thank them for their dedication, hard work, and determination," Edwards said in a prepared media release.

"The training officers' advanced skill set will provide new employees an opportunity to train having the best teachings from a certified officer." he said. "We thank them for serving the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the citizens of Athens-Clarke County."

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