This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Sampson Community College’s presence in the community. Each month, The Sampson Independent through a partnership with the community college is taking you back in time to see SCC as it developed across the years and made an impact in the community over the past half century. This piece ran in The Sampson Independent on May 10, 1978.
POLICE COMPLETE COURSES
The Clinton Police Department held a luncheon meeting on Tuesday to present certificates of completion to officers taking part in the department’s continuing education program.
State Crime Control Secretary Phil Carlton was the featured speaker at the meeting also attended by City Councilmen Carl Landis and Isaac miller. Representatives of the Justice Academy and Sampson Tech, both involved in the training program were also present.
Certificates for completion of six courses were given to the following officers:
LEGAL ASPECTS OF ARRESTS AND QUESTIONING
Marvin G. Tadlock, Charles F. King, Edward C. Sessoms Jr., Wayne Knowles, Joe Townsend, Larry B. Williamson, Steve tanner, Johnnie M. Hodges, Leo A. Benson.
Algernon James, Albert C. Hodges, Mary W. Taylor, Lou Ellen Barber, Thomas O. Warren, Austin Gainey, Leo Benson, Johnnie Hidges, Steve Tanner, Larry Williamson, Joe Townsend, Edward Sessoms, Marvin Tadlock.
Bobby C. Green, Keith Holland, Keith Jennette, Franklin Knowles, Thomas Warren, Leo Benson, Johnnie Hodges, Steve Tanner, Larry Williamson, Joe Townsend, Wayne Knowles.
MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES WORKSHOP
Arthur Lee Sampson Jr., Gene Faircloth, Ray Lee Moore, William C. Pate, James E. Smith, Alton Hunter, Debbie Sumner, Keith Jennette, Algernon James, Albert Hodges, Lou Ellen Barber, Thomas Warren.
THE CRIME OF RAPE
Keith Jennette, Debbie Sumner, Franklin Knowles, Lou Ellen Barber, Leo Benson, Johnnie Hodges, Steve Tanner, Larry Williamson, Joe Townsend, Edward Sessoms, Marvin Tadlock.
MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES SEMINAR
Marie Britt, Carolyn Tanner, Mary Taylor, Austin Gainey, Leo Benson, Johnnie Hodges, Steve Tanner, Larry Williamson, Joe Townsend, Wayne Knowles, Edward Sessoms, Charles King, Marvin Tadlock.
Training officer JW Simmons noted that all six courses have been given within the last month and mark the beginning of the department’s intensified training program. Under the direction of Chief Jimmy Carter, Simmons will be working different shifts in an effort to determine the specific needs of individual officers under actual patrol conditions.
Relationships between law enforcement and community have never been as important as they are today and SCC has ingrained itself as a liaison between the two, making sure Sampson County has the best law enforcement officers and instructors possible.
As demonstrated in the article above, Sampson Community College (STI) has had its hand in shaping law enforcement from the beginning. Eventually, in 1985, Sampson Community College took over training under curriculum programs and created the Basic Law Enforcement Training program here.
Today, the college has two BLET academies getting ready to graduate. The night academy takes their state exam on June 2nd and the Day Academy takes their exam on June 23rd. Both the Day and Night Academy will celebrate their achievement together in one ceremony on June 21st at SCC.
Those interested in being a part of history in Sampson County law enforcement, should contact 910-592-8081 or www.sampsoncc.edu