Elbert County Sheriff’s office receives Recognition

 The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for thier efforts in Underage Alcohol Prevention by the Governors Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) at the 19th annual Governor’s Challenge Awards on September 19th 2018. The Elbert County Sheriff’s office  competed against law enforcement agencies across Georgia and were chosen by the judges as the best Underage Alcohol Prevention program in the State.
Although the category was primarily focused on Alcohol, their efforts extend towards many of the problems our youth are faced with today such as prescription drug abuse, Methamphetamine, Internet Safety, Tobacco, Bullying, etc. We are dedicated to building positive relationships and educating our youth though CHAMPS, FORCE, Junior Deputy and our SRO programs. This is a combine effort of all our deputies including our SROs and CHAMPS instructor.
Pictured L-R accepting the award are Captain Darren Scarborough, Lieutenant Marc Fleming, Harris Blackwood (GOHS Director) Sheriff Melvin Andrews, and Lieutenant Michael Mathews.
We would like to thank the Elbert County Middle School and the BOE for allowing us to teach these programs.

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