Training police officers is nothing new to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. But even for the DEA agent-turned-sheriff is taking his experience to a different level as he will help to break in Iraqi soldiers –in Iraq.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Monique Mack says Lott was selected by the U.S. Army and the Iraqi government forces to teach at the Iraqi police college. He will be there for a few weeks to train existing and novice officers about community policing. Sheriff Lott will also focus on how to incorporate women into the police force, something Richland County has been doing since 1973.
Mack spoke with SCRN’s Ashley Byrd about Lott’s special mission:
The exact dates of Lott’s training visit will not be published for U.S. security purposes.