With the warm weather, a number of Anderson County deputies are hitting the streets on foot.
It’s all part of Sheriff Chad McBride’s initiative for more community policing. Several school resource officers, who are on spring break, as well as road deputies walked the roads and neighborhoods across the county checking on the area, interacting and asking what matters to the community.
“To understand the communities concerns you have to have your boots on the ground and have all barriers taken away from you and the ability to communicate with these people one on one and face to face,” said Sgt. Mark Gregory with ACSO.
7News spoke with people in the community where deputies were patrolling who said they were encouraged by the positive signs of law enforcement. They tell us the deputies were more approachable on foot, and they appreciate the opportunity to voice their concerns.