Chief Welsh Visits Law Enforcement Class
Chief Welsh Visits Law Enforcement Class
Posted on 05/05/2015
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On May 5, 2015, the “Introduction to Law” course at ECCHS hosted their final guest speaker from the Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Corrections and Security community.  They were fortunate to have Elberton Police Department Chief Mark Welsh come speak to them about the future of Law Enforcement in general and the Elberton Police Department specifically.

Chief Welsh has over 43 years of policing experience, 16 right here in Elberton.  Some of the topics that he spent time explaining to the students was the importance of communication between various Law Enforcement Agencies such as the EPD, the Sheriff’s Department, Georgia State Patrol, FBI, GBI, Emergency Management Agencies, Fire Departments and more.  He expressed his personal feelings that in the future, these and other Public Safety agencies will need to be able to communicate better to work together for seamless protection of the public and apprehension of criminals.

Chief Welsh also presented statistics concerning his department over the last two years, reflecting that community policing has resulted in the drop in many areas of arrests and citations.  He also explained that policing is only part of the job for his department.  From Community Relations to Reading in Schools (where EPD Officers go into classrooms and read to elementary aged children), he wants the public to know that he and his Department want to be an integral part of the community.

The students and teacher of the Introduction to Law Enforcement course would sincerely Thank Chief Welsh for coming in to school to speak to them, as well as all the other individuals that were able to come in and explain their chosen profession with these high school students.