Lexington County sheriff hosted career seminar Tuesday

Published: Sep. 8, 2015 at 8:44 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2015 at 8:44 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, SC (WIS/AP) - People interested in working with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department had the chance to learn more about possible job opportunities.

Dozens attended a career seminar held on Tuesday morning in the department's training center in Lexington.

Sheriff Jay Koon said the event was intended for people looking to start a career in corrections and law enforcement. Potential applicants spoke to officials, toured the jail and asked questions of correctional officers and patrol deputies.

Attendees learned the job is tough, but it is one where coworkers are like family and the work is rewarding.

"I'll probably learn a little more before I get into it, get my feet wet a little bit more, but it's definitely a strong possibility," Midlands Technical College student Matthew White said. "I'm looking more towards patrol, being an officer, getting in the car and just being out there in the field."

Applicants for the positions must be at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma or have successfully completed the GED examination.

Those in attendance who felt it was the right fit for them were able to apply on the spot at the seminar.

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