Sheriff's Program Mentors To Kids, Teaches About Law Enforcement

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is looking for kids interested in law enforcement to participate in a special program.

The program is called Venturing Crew 911 and is part of the Boy Scouts, but the Pitt County Sheriff's Office sponsors and runs the program.

The goal is to teach teens all about being in law enforcement.

Advisers also help to mentor kids and keep them on the right track.

Twenty-year-old Sidney Baker has been in the group for two-and-half years and says she loves it.

Baker now works at the Pitt County Detention Center.

Seventeen kids are in the program right now. If your child is interested, or if you are interested in being an adviser for the group you can contact the Pitt County Sheriff's Office for more information.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 09:56 PM
    montors kids to be cooks just like them
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      by K on Feb 10, 2012 at 03:05 AM in reply to
      You can't even spell.
  • by JusticeForAll on Feb 9, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    Hopefully they will start by teaching them the Constitution, and stress exactly what the oath to uphold it REALLY means, and will not fill these kids heads with pro-police-state propaganda, "Homeland Security" paranoia, and militarized Law Enforcement brainwashing. I hope they make them all read the Court Ruling for "Warren vs. District of Comlumbia", which established that the police have NO DUTY or LEGAL OBLIGATION to provide protection for individual citizens, and that personal safety is a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Hopefully they will teach them that it's OK for law-abiding people to own and carry firearms. Hopefully they will teach them that paying for things with cash ISN'T a sign of potential terrorism (like the FBI, BJA, and DHS teach law enforcement...) Hopefully they will teach these kids the LAW, and not the heavy-handed "color of law" foolishness that is often used by LE to enforce their personal opinions...
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      by What on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:08 PM in reply to JusticeForAll
      "Hopefully they will start by teaching them the Constitution", isn't that the job of the educator to do that? No way a minute isn't that the parents responsibility to do that? Certainly it's not the job of the police to do that. Whatever happened to GOOD parenting. What we need is men and women in the POLICE force! Not some "politically motivated" touchy feel good program. Come on Elks get back to the basics...
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        by Sick and Tired on Feb 11, 2012 at 09:11 AM in reply to What
        Come on, this is the day and age of "touchy feely" hug a thug programs. Why? Because that is what the public has wanted. The public has wanted a police force that will hand hold them and be every where when they need a cop but no where when they don't need one. Time to wake up and read the writing on the wall. The public is getting exactly what it wanted, hence the explosion in crime over the past few years everywhere in the east. Parents call 911 when there child won't eat their dinner. Can't have it both ways, Police or social workers Its time for ameraica to make a decision. Law Enforcement has to bend to the public outcry for kinder gentler police and they have gotten exactly what they asked for. Public outcry will be the only thing that changes it now. just my .02 Sheriff Elks is only doing what the masses want done.
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