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HCSO Sheriff Jim Hammond to Host 6th HCSO LAWS Program Segment at Howard

04/11/2016

HCSO Sheriff Jim Hammond to Host 6th HCSO LAWS Program Segment at Howard High School on Monday

Hamilton County, TN - On Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9:15 am, Sheriff Jim Hammond, members of the HCSO, and the Hamilton County Department of Education will conduct the 6th segment of the Sheriff's LAWS Program.

The HCSO School LAWS Program is a new initiative and stands for "Law Enforcement Actively Working in Schools" and was created by Sheriff Jim Hammond to increase law enforcement's presence in our local schools in cooperation with the many programs already underway as part of the highly successful HCSO School Resource Officer (SRO) Program.

The Sheriff's School LAWS Program focuses on cultivating lines of communication between students and law enforcement by enabling Sheriff Hammond and Command Staff personnel to personally visit and tour our local schools and speak to students about the mission of the HCSO, the importance of being law abiding citizens and staying in school, and any serious issues students may be facing at that particular school. The program will also allow the Sheriff time to personally discuss individual school issues with the SRO and the school’s Principal.

The Sheriff's School LAWS Program officially began in February at Red Bank High School. Since then, Sheriff Hammond has spoken to over 250 students at five schools. Howard High School will make the 6th school in the program.



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