Local law enforcement officials experience 'Jail and Bail'

By Haywood Community College | Apr 08, 2013
Photo by: Debra Davis Pictured top row left to right are: Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher, Waynesville Police Chief Bill Hollingsed, and Waynesville Police Lieutenant Brian Beck. Bottom row, left to right: Chief Deputy of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Jeff Haynes and Canton Police Chief Bryan Whitner.

Haywood Community College Criminal Justice students in Lambda Eta Chi found a unique way to reverse the roles on local law enforcement leaders. Through a Jail and Bail fundraiser, the police chiefs of Canton and Waynesville, as well as the county’s new sheriff, were mock arrested, read a warrant, placed under bond, and thrown in jail until they raised their bail money.

The money came from donations in the community and resulted in $800 for the students to use to attend the American Criminal Justice Association National Conference later this month in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.