Emily Brown, a third year student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, recently received an award from Lexington County Sheriff James Metts for her work in writing a criminal procedure test for this summer’s Regional Law Enforcement Explorers Competition. The award was presented at the 3rd Quarter 2012 Sheriff’s Award and Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15.
This past summer, the law school helped place Brown in an administrative externship with Major John Tate, General Counsel for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. During the summer, she wrote training materials for law enforcement officer and corrections officer training, assisted with research for pending cases, and observed several stages of § 1983 litigation. It was during this time that she also wrote the multiple choice legal test for the competition.
“I am honored to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from Sheriff Metts and to have had the opportunity to extern for such an outstanding department,” said Brown. “My experience taught me a great deal about department administration, law enforcement training, corrections, and the value of a general counsel, which will be useful as I continue my law enforcement career.”
Brown, a Shelby, NC native, earned a chemistry degree from North Carolina State University, and worked as a Rock Hill Police officer for almost five years before entering the University of South Carolina School of Law. In the future, she would like to develop legal training for law enforcement officers.