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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Sunday, January 10th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Chief Deputy Joe Perkins of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a public seminar at the Falany Performing Arts Center

Synopsis of the information to be presented:

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians and civilian response options.

Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend this event along with their families.

Chief Deputy Joe Perkins of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

Chief Perkins serves on the Reinhardt University Police Academy Advisory Board. Listed below is his bio:


  • Master of Public Administration – Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Administration – Mountain State University, Berkley, West Virginia
  • F.B.I. National Academy – Quantico, Virginia 247th session
  • Georgia Law Enforcement Command College – 33rd Session


  • Serving Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office since 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
  • F.B.I. National Academy Associates, Area 1 Representative
  • Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society

Community Involvement

  • Cherokee FOCUS – Board of Directors
  • Drug Free Cherokee – Vice Chairman
  • Cherokee Youth Lacrosse Coach