Sheriffs camp wraps up

By Melanie Ruberti

July 23, 2014

School’s still out, but some area children learned valuable lessons from the Troup County Sheriffs Office.

Last week, the sheriffs office wrapped up it’s second annual Sheriff’s Academy for Youth (SAY) Camp. Forty five children, ages 9-12 years old participated in the event. During the week, youths learned the ins and outs of the Sheriffs Office, such as the jail, investigations, narcotics, and administration departments, plus met the K9 Units.

But the children also learned lessons that could pertain to their everyday life. Things like, gun safety, bullying, and the dangers of social media. They also received some valuable tips on boat and hunting safety by the Department of Natural Resources, plus advice from the Georgia State Patrol.

Troup County Sheriffs Public Information Officer, Deputy Stewart Smith, also facilitated the camp. He said the children also took field trips to the Reds Skating Rink, Water Wiz, and Carmike Cinemas.

“This camp would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the people on my staff who are committed to the youth of Troup County,” said Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff.

SAY camp is a summer program sponsored by the sheriff’s office and the Troup County Parks and Recreation Department.