Law enforcement & First Responder Training


Jan 18


Last week, The ARK, in coordination with the Summerville Police Department hosted the International Association of Chiefs of Police ‘Train the Trainer Program’ for Responding to Alzheimer’s Disease: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders. Summerville officers were joined by Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Walterboro and Mauldin Police Departments.

This no-cost train-the-trainer program is dedicated to providing public safety executives, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and others from the first responder community with the most current Alzheimer’s and dementia training avalaible.

This training is made possible by grants from: Coastal Community Foundation, Giving Back to Berkeley County, Home Telecom Fund, Dorchester County Fund.

Is your department prepared? Contact The ARK at or 843-832-2357 for more information.


Pictured: 2nd Row William Holmes , Summerville Police Department (SPD), Sgt. Jason Forsythe, Summerville, Police Department, Facilitator, Leonard Vella, SPD, Amanda Huggins, SPD, Nell White, Dorchester County Sheriffs Office (DCSO), Charles Osborne, Mauldin Police Department, Naomi Cills, NOAH Project Coordinator, The ARK, Marcius Atkinson, Mauldin Police Department. 1st row, Micky Styslinger, Respite Program Director of The ARK, Facilitator , George Karges, Dorchester County Sheriffs Office, Peg Lahmeyer, Executive Director of The ARK, Facilitator.

Thank you for all that each of you do for our community!

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