Thursday, January 17, 2013
Scott retires from BCSO Volunteer Officer's Division
Charles Scott has retired from his position as a reserve officer with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office
Scott lives in the Haynesville Division of Moncks Corner. He retires after 15 years of dedicated service, with more than 3,600 hours of volunteer time. He submitted a letter of resignation at the Reserve Department's Jan. 3 meeting.
Mr. Scott began his service with the BCSO in January of 1998. In his letter to Sheriff Wayne Dewitt, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve while also wishing the department well in all future endeavors. It is hoped that former Officer Scott will be granted an opportunity to maintain his badge and identification number.
Volunteer officers are vital members of the police force and are provided training. Reserve deputies must receive initial and monthly training, and perform 20 hours assigned duty each month or 60 hours each quarter.
The S.C. Criminal Justice Academy established additional initial training requirements similar to that received by regular deputies.
Sheriff DeWitt's reserve unit currently has 23 deputies. DeWitt instituted extensive field training requirements to ensure they are fully trained.
Reserve deputies for Berkeley County perform the same duties as most regular deputies and have full arrest powers while on duty. As patrol officers, their primary duty is performed working with regular deputies.
After gaining extensive experience and passing field training requirements, Reserve officers are allowed to work alone.
Keeping in Prayer
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Items of Interest
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