The Union County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Dine with Deputies event Monday, Nov. 7 at the Chick-fil-A inside Monroe Crossing Mall. Several deputies as well as other sheriff’s employees were on hand to wait on customers, clean tables and interact with the public.
“Some adults and children are apprehensive around law enforcement officers,” Lt. William Thompson said. “We really work to make opportunities to get to talk to folks, let them ask questions. Dinner is a great time to do that.”
This was the first event of this type for the Sheriff’s Office. Chick-fil-A donated a portion of the night’s sales to Union County Crime Prevention Committees to be used for other community programs. The Sheriff’s Office offers many programs such as crime prevention meetings, child fingerprinting and presentations on numerous topics. For information on other programs, please call Lt. Thompson or Sgt. Pauline Lucore at 704-283-3765.