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Home  |  News  |  CORRECTIONAL OFFICER RECEIVES AWARD FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER RECEIVES AWARD FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY
Friday, January 27, 2012

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Detention Center Correctional Officer Michael A. Arnett received the Bert Friday Award on Friday, January 27 during a graduation ceremony that the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy conducted for officers who successfully completed a basic jail training class at the academy. Arnett received the award in recognition of his attainment of the highest academic average in written tests that were administered as part of his training class.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said he was pleased that Arnett, 50, of Lexington, received the prestigious award from the state Criminal Justice Academy. Metts hired Arnett as a correctional officer on May 23, 2011.

“I knew after I conducted a final pre-employment interview with Michael that he was a bright person who was committed to become a professional correctional officer,” Metts said. “I am very pleased that Michael received the Bert Friday Award.”

The state Criminal Justice Academy presents the Bert Friday Award to the correctional officer in each basic jail training class who attains the highest academic average in written tests that are administered as part of the training class, Metts said. Officers who successfully complete the training class attain certification in South Carolina as professional correctional officers.

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