Muscogee County Sheriff's Office Community Involvement

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office takes great pride in participating in a variety of community events that benefit the citizens of Muscogee County, the Chattahoochee Valley, and the State of Georgia. The Sheriff's Office provides volunteers to contribute their time and skills to enhance the quality of life in our County. Sheriff Darr feels it is vital for the Sheriff's Office to forge a strong partnership of participation and involvement with the various organizations and associations that provide community service to our community.

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office Community Partnerships
Boy Scouts Sporting Clay Classic Armed Forces Disciplinary Board
Boy Scouts of America Chattahoochee Law Enforcement Council
Citizens Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA) Fingerprinting Events
Georgia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch-Run Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes Annual Golf Tournament
Georgia Police & Fire Games - Co-Host for 4 years Leadership Columbus
March of Dimes Relay For Life Youth Leadership Columbus
Partners In Education with Martin Luther King Elementary School Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Board (SALT)
 

Rising Star Program

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office would like to honor children in our community who distinguish themselves by their exemplary behavior. If you know a child whose accomplishment, attitude, or outstanding effort makes them a positive role model for their peers, please submit their name for consideration.  - Nomination Form


Partners In Education with Martin Luther King Elementary School

The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Muscogee County School District, has adopted Martin Luther King Elementary School as their Partners In Education.

MLK Elementary SchoolThe Sheriff's Office has implemented a mentoring program at the school, which encourages employees to interact with students. Deputies have become role models for the kids, re-enforcing that they can come to and trust Law Enforcement Officers for support and help. Representatives from the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office help with activities, read books to classes, make encouraging posters to hang in the halls, help raise money, help needy families, share lunch with the kids, assist with the Hearing & Vision Screening, and participate in the "Shop with a Cop" program. Sergeant Kasey Trombley is the coordinator for Sheriff's Office.

Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program

Sheriff John T. Darr and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program to help educate the children of Muscogee County about what they should do if they discover a firearm. This will be done through cooperation of the Muscogee County School District, Martin Luther King Elementary school and Johnson elementary school.

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program’s mascot, Eddie Eagle®, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules:

If you see a gun:
 
Stop!
Don’t Touch.
Leave the Area.
Tell an Adult.

Begun in 1988, The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has reached more than 21 million children — in all 50 states. This program was developed through the combined efforts of such qualified professionals as clinical psychologists, reading specialists, teachers, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, and law enforcement personnel.

The purpose of the Eddie Eagle Program isn't to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, and no firearms are ever used in the program. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they’re treated simply as a fact of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense.

If you would like to know more about the Eddie Eagle GunSafe program please contact Sergeants Kasey Trombley at (706) 225-3297, or visit the Eddie Eagle website at www.nrahq.org/safety/eddie.
 

Annual CWA/Georgia Sheriff's Golf Tournament

Each year, the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office participates in the Annual CWA/Georgia Sheriff's Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes, Inc.

The Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is a childcare agency sponsored by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. The Youth Homes provide full-time residential care for up to 130 of Georgia's dependent, abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Founded in 1959, it now serves hundreds of children across six campuses, located in Columbus, Hahira, Dalton, LaGrange, Nunez, and Austell, Georgia.

The purpose of Youth Homes is to provide a secure future for Georgia’s needy and worthy children, and give them love, guidance, discipline and all the advantages that are every American child’s birthright. It is the mission of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes to continue to provide the best possible care for the dependent, neglected, abandoned and abused children of Georgia.
 

Georgia Special Olympics

Link to Georgia's Special Olympics

Sheriff Deputies also take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest annual fund-raising event benefiting the Georgia Special Olympics. To learn more about the Georgia Special Olympics' Torch Run click here. For more information, contact Sergeant Kasey Trombley at (706) 225-3297.
 

S.A.L.T. - Seniors and Law Enforcement Together

S.A.L.T. is a program offered by the Sheriff's Office designed specifically for senior citizens to address concerns, generate an awareness and to provide information about law enforcement trends, new/changes in laws, elder abuse, and scams/crimes that victimize seniors. This program meets once a month with guest speakers from the community presenting topics of particular interest that are chosen by both the seniors and Officers. Any citizen of Muscogee County, age 50 or older, can take part in the S.A.L.T. program free of charge. For more information, call Sergeant Kasey Trombley (706) 225-3297.
 

Gun Lock Giveaway

Muscogee County Deputy Sheriffs join with representatives from Project HomeSafe, a firearm safety education program, to give away gunlocks. Representatives from the Sheriff's Office want to remind people that gunlocks are only one part of the gun safety solution. Sgt. Joe Stewart urges everyone to teach their children about guns. Sheriff John Darr offers this advice:

"Keep arms and ammunition in separate places. Control and lock up guns as much as you can. And teach children firearm safety."

Hispanic Outreach Program

As a response to the growing Hispanic population in Columbus, the MCSO takes part in the Columbus Consolidated Government Outreach Program. Our contact is Major Randy Robertson, (706)653-4225. We have a number of Spanish speaking officers available to come speak to your group. We also have materials translated into Spanish to better describe the different courts in the Court System of Muscogee County.

Como respuesta a la creciente población hispana en Columbus, el MCSO participa en el Columbus Consolidated Government Outreach Program. Nuestro contacto es Major Randy Robertson, (706) 653-4225. Tenemos un número de funcionarios disponibles que hablan español a que le hable al grupo. También contamos con materiales traducidos al español para describir mejor los diferentes tribunales en el sistema judicial del Condado de Muscogee.

El Sistema judicial en el Condado de Muscogee

Latinos en Columbus

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Organizado por Olin Doss con invitados especiales:

  • Isreal Torres, Metra Trnsit Systems
  • Margarita Velasquez, CSU Reclutadora de Estudantes Hispanos

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