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RCSO promotions, Master's degrees
Pictured from left to right are: Sheriff Eric Levett, Sgt. Scott Santillie, Sgt. Larry Reed with K-9 Rudy, Cpl. Darren Benedict, GCIC Supervisor/TAC Sandy Evans, and Chief Deputy Scott Freeman. - photo by Submitted Photo

Four members of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office were recently appointed or promoted to new supervisory positions in recent weeks.

The recent appointment at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office was Sgt. Scott Santillie, who was appointed to the position of Training Coordinator for the department. The new promotions are: Larry Reed, promoted to the rank of Sergeant; Darren Benedict, promoted to the rank of Corporal; and Sandy Evans, promoted to the position of GCIC Supervisor/Terminal Agency Coordinator for the RCSO.

All personnel that are promoted are required to pass a written test and undergo an external panel interview to earn advancement within the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. For appointed positions, such as training coordinator, panel interviews are conducted that focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidates for each position.

"I am excited for the RCSO employees that were just appointed or promoted to their new positions," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "These employees have shown their dedication and work ethic to the RCSO for many years, and should be proud of their accomplishments."



Master’s degrees

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office

Capt. Nikie Weathersby and Lt. James Cabe recently graduated after earning their Master of Public Administration degrees through Columbus State University’s Law Enforcement Command College.

The Law Enforcement Professional Management Program is an advanced program of study for law enforcement officers that is offered through Columbus State University. The 400-hour program is divided into 10, 40-hour class modules that meet several times per year. Class topics include personnel, budgets, legal liability, and decision making. By the end of the program, students earn a total of 30 semester hours of college credit and 400 training hours through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.