Sheriff’s Office to increase school presence

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is mindful of violence in schools across the country and mindful of reckless driving in school zones in Oconee County. Crenshaw yesterday announced efforts to raise the presence of his officers on public school grounds. Off-duty officers are being allowed to take their children to school in patrol vehicles. Once there, those deputies will watch traffic flows and look for drivers who are placing others in danger. A second step enables deputies access to the wireless networks at all county schools, and that’s going to give the deputies the excuse to stop at a school and do Sheriff’s Office work there, such as filling out incident reports.