Because of the diversity in the duties placed upon the Office of the Sheriff, which differ from that of a police department, a wide variety of resources and personnel must be utilized. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has two primary divisions, Law Enforcement and Jail with each of these being subdivided into different operational divisions and units.
The Law Enforcement Division is primarily responsible for Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Court Services, Traffic Enforcement, and other units necessary to perform assigned task. The Law Enforcement Division falls under the direction of Major Craig Dodson.
The Uniformed Patrol Division operates under the direct management of Major Craig Dodson, assisted by two patrol lieutenants. Each shift or operation unit is directly supervised by a Sergeant and Corporal.
The Uniformed Patrol Division is the backbone of the law enforcement services. This division is the first line of prevention and response to virtually every call for service within the County - (504 square miles / 100,000+ residents & over 130,000 daily work forces). The patrol division is also responsible for the Transport Units, DUI Task Force.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $299,999.98 for Traffic Enforcement Grant
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is announcing the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is one of 21 law enforcement agencies in Georgia to receive a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the 2021 grant season. Referred to as a H.E.A.T. grant, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office’s award totals $299,999.98.
The goal of the H.E.A.T. program is to combat crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by impaired driving and speeding, while also increasing seatbelt use and educating the public about traffic safety and the dangers of DUI.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T Unit will use the grant from GOHS to develop and implement strategies to reduce local traffic crashes due to aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors. GOHS H.E.A.T. grants are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Interstate Crime Unit is a specialized unit designed to work interdiction along our interstate system. This unit does not solely focus on drug traffickers; it is a unit of dedicated professionals that make a significant contribution to the Homeland Security of our nation, and particularly our county, by focusing on enforcement of all crimes committed and laws violated within our jurisdiction.
The Carroll County ICU works interstate enforcement along the I-20 corridors. Thanks to the many hard hours of training and dedication of these officers they have arrested numerous felons and seized large amounts of drugs traveling on our highways.
Since taking office in 2001, Sheriff Langley and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office have been committed to the safety of the Carroll County School System. Through use of School Resource Officers (SROs),six officers, directed by Lt. Danny Shoemake and supervised by Sergeant Lee Maxwell, have been assigned to work with school officials at various schools throughout Carroll County. These officers are charged with enforcing criminal laws on school property and to assist school officials with the overall safety, security and order of the school system.
E.A.G.L.E. (Educational Activities Generating Learning Excellence)
Sheriff Terry E. Langley and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to bridging the gap between educators, parents, students, and law enforcement. Beginning Fall of 2006 while working together with the Carroll County Board of Education E.A.G.L.E. has replaced D.A.R.E. in the school system.
While D.A.R.E. is an excellent educational program it has a limited curriculum. After reviewing the needs of Carroll Counties youth, Sheriff Langley decided there was a need for more educational resources in each individual school. D.A.R.E. did not allow the flexibility to focus in on those specific areas of need, however E.A.G.L.E. does.
E.A.G.L.E. will allow each instructor to teach all lessons in the set curriculum, but will be flexible to focus on any specific area of need. The curriculum is not just about drug abuse prevention education.
E.A.G.L.E. is designed to begin in the 5th grade and continue on into the Senior year of high school. At present the 5th grade is complete and the focus will soon shift to more structured programs for the higher grades. Educating students with as much information as possible to nurture them into becoming responsible citizens of society.
E.A.G.L.E. provides 5 basic lessons:
Deputies instructing the E.A.G.L.E. Program will teach at each school using role playing, videos and discussion. The curriculum emphasizes consequences of negative behaviors will showing students that they can make their own positive decisions.
E.A.G.L.E. is also a resource for parents; to provide them with educational knowledge about drugs, peer pressure and other essential factors encountered in a young adults life. It can help to open the communication lines between parent/guardian and student.
We as parents, teachers, students, and law enforcement officers must work together for the good of our children and society. With your help and support the E.A.G.L.E. program will be a complete success and the goals that we envision can be obtained.
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