Hundreds of officers hit the Grand Strand for training - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Hundreds of officers hit the Grand Strand for training

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Different levels of law enforcement are training in the Grand Strand this week. The one-of-a-kind training is bringing every level of law enforcement together, and it's one of the only conferences in the country to do so.

The SC Criminal Justice Training Conference trains line officers and deputies shoulder-to-shoulder with top officials, like the Chief of SLED and the US Marshals.

Organizers expect about 500 law enforcement personnel from the federal, state, and local level to train in Myrtle Beach for the four-day program put on by the South Carolina Correctional Association (SCCA), the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association (SCLEOA), and the South Carolina Probation & Parole Association (SCPPA).

"It's really the only conference to allow law enforcement from around the state to come together and share information," said Ryan Alphin, the Executive Director of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association.

Alphin explained this training is unique because each department of law enforcement typically specializes in certain areas. This training allows them to share their knowledge with other agencies who may not look at crime scenes, accidents, or criminal justice in the same way. It is opening their eyes to thinking of the job in different ways.

"Training on gangs and how they affect the communities, there will be training on supervision of sex offenders. We'll even have hostage negotiation training," said Alphin.

Organizers believe the training will benefit every community in the Palmetto State.

"The training is really invaluable to the communities. It allows them to get the information here, share between the three associations, take it back and really implement it into the community," Alphin explained.

For more information on the conference, visit SCLEOA.org

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Georgetown Sheriffs investigating early morning shooting outside bar

    Georgetown Sheriffs investigating early morning shooting outside bar

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:57:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help after a man was shot early Sunday morning outside LoLo's Bar in Andrews. According to a report released by GCSO, a 30-year-old man was wounded around 5 a.m. Sunday morning and transported to the hospital for treatment.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843)-546-5102. Copyright 2018. WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help after a man was shot early Sunday morning outside LoLo's Bar in Andrews. According to a report released by GCSO, a 30-year-old man was wounded around 5 a.m. Sunday morning and transported to the hospital for treatment.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843)-546-5102. Copyright 2018. WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg Sunday

    Pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg Sunday

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:56:24 GMT
    Source: North Carolina Department of Public SafetySource: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
    Source: North Carolina Department of Public SafetySource: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
    LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - A pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution sent an inmate and a correctional captain to outside medical facilities Sunday. According to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the incidents happened separately.  An inmate was reportedly found in his cell around lunchtime with injuries consistent with an assault. While interviewing inmates about the assault, a correctional captain was punched in the face by an...More >>
    LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - A pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution sent an inmate and a correctional captain to outside medical facilities Sunday. According to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the incidents happened separately.  An inmate was reportedly found in his cell around lunchtime with injuries consistent with an assault. While interviewing inmates about the assault, a correctional captain was punched in the face by an...More >>
  • Florence crews respond to car fire under carport Sunday afternoon

    Florence crews respond to car fire under carport Sunday afternoon

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:00:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A car fire in the 2000 block of Pineland Avenue in Florence was stifled before it could spread Sunday afternoon.  Florence Fire and Police Departments responded to the call to find the car engulfed in flames under the home's carport, according to Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson. Firefighters entered the home to check for fire extension and to search the residence for possible entrapment. None was home or injured at the time of the fire according to the...More >>
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A car fire in the 2000 block of Pineland Avenue in Florence was stifled before it could spread Sunday afternoon.  Florence Fire and Police Departments responded to the call to find the car engulfed in flames under the home's carport, according to Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson. Firefighters entered the home to check for fire extension and to search the residence for possible entrapment. None was home or injured at the time of the fire according to the...More >>
Powered by Frankly