Lamar L.E.X. was created in August 2007 in an attempt to brige the gap between local law enforcement and high school students. Through the support of the Sheriff, Lamar LEX has since grown, not only in size, but in recognition and level of respect as well. L.E.X. members experience several different aspects of law enforcement and community service that, under normal conditions, high school students would not get to see.
All activities planned for students are centered on building confidence; education of Georgia law, developing community oriented assisting skills, and education of law enforcement procedures. Members have experienced rappelling, building confidence as they navigate a 65 foot rappel tower. Members have worked mock crime scenes, where students get to experience the popular field of Crime Scene Investigations. Students have been given the opportunity to work with younger children of the community, assisting with fingerprint identity cards for primary students as a way of protecting them in the unfortunate event of something happening to them. It has been become tradition for students to end the year with a paintball tournament against deputies of the Lamar County Sheriff's Office.
Currently Lamar L.E.X. has 15 members. L.E.X. members are issued a specially designed uniform, designating them from a law enforcement officer, but symbolizing them with the program. This uniform helps in the confidence building of our students. The uniform is also a way of creating a bond between our members. This bond has proven to create friendships between students that may not have been there prior to them entering.
Members of the 2010-2011 LEX toured the Lamar County Sheriff's Office to get a first hand look at daily operations of the Detention Center, Dispatch, Investigations and Administrative Divisions.
Brad White, Sheriff Lamar County Sheriff's Office 121 Roberta Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204 770/358-5159