2018-09-07 / Society

Law enforcement schooling for Rotarians

Contributed by Capital Rotary Club

Deputy Amanda Jordan (r) and Rotarian Rowland Alston Deputy Amanda Jordan (r) and Rotarian Rowland Alston Capital Rotary Club visited the Richland County Sheriff ’s Department August 29 for a slide show and briefing by Deputy Amanda Jordan on the agency’s mission, values, organization, and programs.

With its population of more than 400,000 spread over 756 square miles, the county presents a policing challenge for the sheriff ’s force of 700 uniformed officers and 140 support personnel.

Jordan said Sheriff Leon Lott stresses core values of service, integrity, accountability, and professionalism for all employees and works to develop a sense of family throughout the organization’s various divisions and offices. She encouraged Rotarians to spread the word about the Citizens Police Academy—a 14-week program of classes designed to give participants an overview of the Sheriff ’s Department structure, services, and personnel.

Jordan is a University of South Carolina gradate who’s been a deputy for 15 years and now is a sergeant in the office of public information and media relations.

Capital Rotary’s August 29 briefing was part of the club’s Fifth Wednesday program substituting local field trips in place of a regular meeting.

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