SC: crackdown on "fly-by-night" CWP instructors
And this evidently includes some CWP instruction provided by the Clarendon County Sheriff's office according to an article which appeared in The Item (Sumter, SC) last week.
Unfortunately I cannot access the article because I don't have a subscription.
The only information provided to non-subscribers are two sentences that say SLED and the current sheriff (Randy Garrett) are investigating CWP instruction given when the old sheriff (L. Keith Josey) was running the agency.
If someone does have this article would you please post it here? Thanks.
I found the article I was looking for in our school's library archives.
According to the article which appeared in The Item last week, SLED is investigating reports that a former member of the Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, Pete Surette, taught the class in less than the 8 hours required. The CCSO ran an advertisement in the local paper stating that anyone who took these classes "may" have a CWP in violation of state law.
The current sheriff, Randy Garrett, claims that he's received some calls from CWP holders claiming the class may not have run the full 8 hours. Surette denies this saying that the entire course including class time and range qualifications were conducted in compliance with state law.
Interestingly, Surette is running against Garrett in this year's elections. Garrett claims that politics was not the basis for this investigation.
Earlier this year SLED arrested at least one CWP instructor after an undercover officer attended a CWP class in the upstate where the instructor breezed the students through in less time than is required by law.