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WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has announced the creation of a Speakers Bureau that is available to speak with church, civic, or business groups and organizations throughout Oconee County on a variety of subjects.

“We want to educate our citizens in reducing their chances of becoming a victim in addition to creating awareness about law enforcement issues,” said Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.

The following is a list of deputies and topics the deputies are available to talk about:

Public Information/Media Issues – Jimmy Watt

Victim Services/Project Lifesaver – Vickie Bottoms, Rhonda Morgan

Sheriff’s Office Chaplain’s – Gary Carr

E-911 Communications/Dispatch – Travis Tilson

Gun Safety, Church Safety – Mike McGowan, Jeff Underwood

Identity Theft, Frauds, Scams – Mandy Tinsley, Justin Ward

Child Abuse, Dive Team – Gentry Hawk

Criminal Domestic Violence – Kevin Cain

Property Crimes – David Smith, David McMahan, Scott Arnold, Will Freestate

Narcotics and Alcohol Awareness – Jeremy Chapman, Ken Washington

SWAT, Gang Awareness – Ken Washington, Jeremy Chapman

Helicopter Program – Dan Suddeth, Kevin Cain, Justin Ward, Josh Sheriff

Road Patrol Operations, Reserve Officers – Jeff Underwood

Sex Offender Registry, Offender Watch – Kelly Winchester

Litter Issues – Tim Rice

Neighborhood Crime Watch – Norm Dukes

School Safety, – Mark Lyles, School Resource Officers

Marine Unit- Jay Freeman

Citizens Police Academy – Mike McGowan

Ladies Self Defense – Travis Tilson

Crimes Against Seniors – Justin Ward, Mandy Tinsley

Internet Safety – Justin Ward, Mandy Tinsley

K-9 role in law enforcement – Tommy Crompton

Sheriff’s Budget on how your tax dollars are spent – Mike Crenshaw

Meth Lab Public Awareness – Kevin Davis

Jail Operations – Steve Pruitt, Mike Crenshaw, Kevin Davis

Animal Control – Jaimee Paul, Mark Lyles, Greg Reed

Loss Prevention/Shoplifting – Mike McGowan

Law Enforcement Training – Chuck Giordano

To arrange to have one of these deputies speak to a group or organization, contact Sgt. Mike McGowan at 864-638-2017.

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