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Campbell graduates from police academy
Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Campbell was among 27 recent graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, Sheriff Ted Paxton has announced.

Campbell graduated from the 225th Class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Police Academy in Athens.

The course consists of 408 hours of classroom and practical training as required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. Each new law enforcement officer in Georgia must complete this course prior to becoming a certified peace officer.

Satterfield earns honors from Edward Jones
Reneigh Satterfield of the financial services firm Edward Jones has been the recipient of a trio of awards from the company.

Satterfield received the Jack Phelan Award for her sales and service efforts during the past year. In addition, she was presented with the Century Award for outstanding service in 2007 and was honored for 10 years of service with the company.

James D. Weddle, the firm's managing partner, calls Satterfield a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve.

"When you work for a firm that is known for its outstanding service," Satterfield said, "it's quite an honor to be singled out for your service record."

Satterfield said she is honored to receive the awards. "I am one of those fortunate people who gets to make a living doing something I truly enjoy," she said. "This industry is always challenging and sometimes difficult, but I enjoy helping the people of Gainesville meet their financial goals. It is a pleasure to be recognized for my work."

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliates, in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Braselton's Rutledge honored for enforcement of drunken-driving laws
Ray Rutledge of the Braselton Police Department was recently awarded the 2008 Todd Helcher DUI award by The Northeast Traffic Enforcement Network of Georgia for making 105 arrests on charges of driving while under the influence from July 2007 to July 2008.

The award is named and given in honor of the late Braselton Police Sgt. Karl Todd Helcher.
Rutledge has been employed with the Braselton Police Department since June 2007 and was also the recipient of the 2007 Mothers Against Drunk Driving award, presented in March 2008.

Forsyth sheriff's office honored by police chiefs
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has been presented with three awards from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The awards were presented to Sheriff Ted Paxton and Lt. Col. Gene Moss earlier this month at the association's annual conference in San Diego, Calif.

The office was named a finalist in competition for the Webber Seavey Award, which is presented each year to law enforcement agencies worldwide for promoting a standard of excellence that exemplifies law enforcement's contribution and dedication to the quality of life in local communities. The award is named for Webber S. Seavey, the association's first president and is sponsored jointly by association and Motorola.

In addition, the office was awarded second place in the championship class in the IACP Law Enforcement Challenge Program. The challenge is an annual competition between agencies of similar sizes and types. It recognizes and rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in the United States.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office also received a special category award for its efforts in promoting motorcycle safety. This award came in large part because of the efforts of the agency in sponsoring motorcycle safety classes and rider education.

"These awards are not mine, they belong to the great men and women of the sheriff's office who work tirelessly for the citizens of Forsyth County," Paxton said.

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