Pickens County Officers participate in Competition
For the third time in four years, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #2138 placed 1 Overall in the annual week long competition held for members of the South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers (“S.C.A.L.E.”). The competition is hosted each year by a different law enforcement agency within the State. This year’s events were hosted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. The competition consists of actors role playing in practical scenarios which tests the Explorers’ law enforcement response skills. The events range from individual competitions in legals knowledge and weapons proficiency to team competitions such as service of a drug search warrant and more. The events are judged by area law enforcement officers and the participants are critiqued and scored. In this year’s competition, PCSO Explorer Post #2138 came home with 2 place in Team Pistols, 1 place in Crisis Intervention, tied for 1 place in Escaped Inmate with the Anderson Police Department Explorer Post, and 1 place Overall. Last year, the Pickens County Post came in first runner up at the competition that was held in Summerville. Attached is a photograph of the participants from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #2138 and their trophies. Pictured L to R: Front Row (kneeling) Explorer Brent McKinney and Explorer Taylor Raines; Back Row (standing) Explorer Staff Sgt. Tyler Duncan, Explorer Dallas Alexander, and Explorer Jamie Oswald. The Explorer program is open to young men and women ages 14-20. For information concerning the Explorer Program, please call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at 864-898-5500.