June 16, 2015
ANSWER: He’s been going to Police Mandate School. He is still getting his county pay check while going, and he is driving the county vehicle back and forth each day to classes. He will be gone another 2 or 3 weeks.
Sources tell us that this is Jarret’s second attempt at police mandate school. He dropped out after a few weeks the first time he went. County taxpayers paid for that as well.
TWG has also been told he is going to Police Mandate School so he can carry a weapon because he is the arson investigator for the county.
Basic Police Officer Training Program Highlights
Length of Program: 11 weeks
Fees: Approximately $700
The program is takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and practical skills building sessions.
When firefighters complained about not getting training at a recent meeting, the County Manager told them there wasn’t enough money for training. Really? As usual in Jasper County, it’s all about WHO it is.
The lack of available training, which the responsibility of Fire Chief-Jarret Slocumb -and personnel problems as outlined in a firefighter’s resignation letter, are causing our volunteer fight fighters to leave county service. When there is money to provide Police Training to the Fire Chief and no money for those that serve the citizens as fire fighters, the BOC has their priorities in the wrong place.