Smith receives criminal investigator certification

Submitted photo Detective J.R. Smith, left, and Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr.

Submitted photo
Detective J.R. Smith, left, and Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr.

Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. presented Detective J.R. Smith with his North Carolina Criminal Investigator certification.

By Oct. 16, Smith successfully completed more than 500 hours of classroom and practical training though the state Justice Academy to earn his certification. The training consists of classes ranging from death investigations to fraud. The certificate was received Dec. 1.

Officers attend these training sessions while maintaining a full work schedule, Clemmons said, and for that, “I thank these officers for their dedication to better themselves and to use it for the betterment of Richmond County.”

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