Sheriff Kem Kimbrough will be visiting different communities every Saturday during the months of February (10:00 AM through 4:00 PM) and March (Noon through 4:00 PM) to speak with Clayton County residents during a series of meet and greets.
“The community response has been very positive,” says the Sheriff. “People have come in and shared their concerns and have personally let me know what they need and what their expectations are.”
The public meetings will be held in the trailers donated by Clayton County Public Schools which were converted into law enforcement substations by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. “The purpose of the substations is to allow citizens to have better access to law enforcement as well as enhance law enforcement presence in the community and around schools,” says Deputy Alicia Parkes, Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Department.
Supervisors and deputies who are assigned to those substations will also be on site to speak with residents and personalize their experience.
The next meet and greet will be held Saturday, February 26 at Lovejoy High School (1587 McDonough Road, Hampton 30228). The remaining dates and locations are:
March 5: Harper Elementary/Sequoyah Middle
March 12: East Clayton Elementary
March 19: North Clayton Middle
March 26: Lovejoy High School
Will you attend one of these meet and greets? What question(s) would you have for the Sheriff?
I would be remiss not to mention the recent Facebook flap where our Sheriff “friended” a local newscaster who ripped what some deem a offensive picture from his personal Facebook page, and then aired a segment publicizing it.
While some found the picture to be unacceptable, there are just as many who believe this to be a non-issue and agree that his privacy was in fact, violated.
Nobody receives complete privacy in the social media realm. But Sheriff Kimbrough’s situation poses a good question – where should any expectation of privacy begin and end, whether the person is an elected official or not?
Further, if the Sheriff is doing his job and performing his duties competently, should we care about what he does in his personal life?
- By Kimberly Allen, The Clayton Talk Blog
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