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Sheriff Roberson reaching out to schools to teach how to interact with law enforcement


When you’re a 16-year-old driver who’s been pulled over for the first time, you might be feeling nervous, scared and ultimately unsure of what to do.


Floyd County Sheriff Dave Roberson is working on changing that by bringing his presentation on the do’s and don’ts of law enforcement interaction to local schools.


He was first approached by Pepperell High School teacher Alana Ellenburg about doing a presentation at the school. Ellenburg teaches High School 101, a class dedicated to teaching students life skills and how to navigate high school.


Originally, the presentation had been more about driver safety and certain consequences and choices young drivers make, but Roberson decided to tweak it a bit and focus on how a driver should interact with officers if they’re pulled over.


“Recently, especially in the last week, all eyes have been on law enforcement and vehicle pull-overs,” Roberson said. “We really want to teach young drivers how to interact with law enforcement and make sure they’re not scared.”


Click here to read the April 15 Rome News-Tribune article.

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