Friday, September 2, 2011
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COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has been contacted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina and asked to send a squad of deputies to assist their agency for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
According to a printed press release, the NCSO was selected by the North Carolina agency based on "its deputies' skill set, training and experience as a valuable asset in supporting their agency with the security measures that it will take for this national event."
"The men and women of the Sheriff's Office who serve the citizens of Newton County are more than ready and able to serve at a national level," said Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown. "I am very proud and humbled the employees that make up our Sheriff's Office have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to duty."
A division commander will be coordinating the selection of the deputies who will be attending the convention. Selected personnel will then attend training and even orientation before they depart for duty in Sept. 2012.