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