WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Sheriff's Office graduated the first ever Winston County Reserve Academy class on May 19, 2011. This graduation is the culmination of lots of hard work on the part of the Winston County Sheriff's Office personnel under the direction of Sheriff Rick Harris and Lt. Jimmy Madison who oversaw the Reserve Academy and Field Training for the reserve deputies. Likewise, this night was made possible by everyday citizens of Winston County who have chosen to give freely of their time, money and energy dedicated to augmenting the Winston County Sheriff's Office to make Winston County a safer place to live and enjoy. Each of the graduating Level 1 Deputies has spent numerous hours preparing and training
to reach the point of being designated Level 1 Deputies. Further, these new Level 1 Deputies will begin riding and learning with a partner on the roads of Winston County under the direction of a Field Training Officer preparing for greater responsibility and challenges working toward achievement of the required status of Level 2 Deputies during the course of the next six months. These men and women truly are special citizens that are prepared give monthly of their time and energy to make Winston County a safe place to live, work and play.