County donates cruiser to Meigs High School

Sarah Hawley

October 28, 2013

POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners and Meigs County Sheriff’s Office recently donated one of the department’s older cruisers to Meigs High School.

The cruiser will be used for multiple purposes at the school, including use by the criminal justice class, automotive and electronics classes.

Criminal Justice instructor Detective Rick Smith stated that the program will use the cruiser for instruction in several areas.

Smith stated that the criminal justice program is in its early stages, and is formed around the adult police academy.

Students participating in the program are learning defensive tactics, physical training, prisoner handling and booking, and traffic stops. Students will also do work on forensics and crime scene processing.