NAACP gets a snap­shot at life in the sher­iff’s of­fice

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - ANDREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com

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In a pro­gres­sive ef­fort to en­hance the com­mu­nity/police re­la­tion­ship, the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­vited over a dozen mem­bers from the lo­cal NAACP branch to par­tic­i­pate in a day of ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing and trans­parency last week. On the agenda was a taser demon­stra­tion, a judg­men­tal shoot­ing sim­u­la­tor in which at­ten­dees got the op­por­tu­nity to step into the role as an of­fi­cer re­spond­ing to ac­tive shooter sce­nar­ios, a pre­sen­ta­tion of the CCSO’s re­cruit­ment cam­paign, and a tour of the Charles County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

“I was blown away; I re­ally was ... it was eye-open­ing and ed­u­ca­tional,” said Jan­ice Wil­son, pres­i­dent of the Charles County NAACP branch. “It shows you the beauty of com­mu­ni­ca­tion.”

STAFF PHOTO BY ANDREW RICHARD­SON

Maj. Christo­pher Becker greets NAACP mem­bers Wil­liam Brax­ton, Delores Walls, Jan­ice Wil­son, Tina Wil­son, and Mike Moses be­fore the Taser demon­stra­tion at the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

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