Junior Deputy Program

The Junior Deputy Program was created by Sheriff Lockhart after taking office in 1994. The program is a partnership with the Chambers County School System. A Deputy Sheriff visits 3rd graders in all 15 elementary Schools. The Deputy teaches 4 lessons at each individual school to the 3rd graders. The lessons are on: safety at school, at home, bicycle safety and saying no to drugs. Each student is provided a work book and an official I.D. card after  completion. The students learn important safety tips as the instructor answers questions and interacts with them, as much as time allows. At   the end of the school year, each school picks one student from their entire third grade to represent   them as the Sheriff for a Day. The Sheriff for a Day is a reward for the students hard work in the Junior Deputy Program and their recognition as good role models for their fellow students. Each Sheriff for a Day student is picked up at his or her individual school the morning of the event in an actual Chambers County Sheriffs Office Patrol Car and then transported to the Sheriffs Office. Upon their arrival at the Sheriffs Office they are introduced to Sheriff Lockhart and the other staff members, given an official I.D. card with their picture and a custom made t-shirt proclaiming them as sheriff for a day. The students are then taken on a tour of the facilities and given an equipment demonstration. The students are then ride to the Chambers County Government Center to tour and view an actual trial in progress. After leaving, the students are taken to the E-911 dispatch center and given a tour by the Director. Students are provided lunch and then taken to the Chambers Animal Shelter for a tour and pet care instruction by one of the animal control officers. The students are then taken back to their individual schools. Withstanding the test of time,  as with any educational program, is due to the quality of our educators here in Chambers County by partnering with the sheriffs office, in our endeavor to make our kids safer in their everyday lives, through knowledge.

Explorer Program

Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.
Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.
Agencies from federal, state, and local levels coordinate the Law Enforcement Exploring programs throughout the United States. The majority of the community programs are managed by local police departments, including Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, and State Police. In addition, many federal agencies offer their support. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Federal Air Marshal Service, US Army Military Police, US Customs and Border Protection Service, US Marshals Service, US Postal Inspection Service, and US Secret Service provide national programs, scholarships, workshops, and literature. Also, Law Enforcement Exploring is supported by the National Sheriffs’ Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Nationally, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring. The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences, and scholarship opportunities.