For the 2011 Portia Picnic, Sheriff Dotson decided to set up the Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Center. Sheriff Dotson set up a table out front for handing out coloring books as well as child ID kits and candy to the children while he spoke with the parents.

Sheriff Dotson had Patrol Deputies as well as Reserve Deputies at the Command Center and roaming around the Portia Picnic which the Sheriff said went well.

The Command Center has a roof mounted camera that is able to monitor the entire event. Some children were able to see “Ben”, the County K-9 Officer and Officer Blake Liscomb. Sheriff Dotson says he enjoys opportunities for himself and his deputies to get out into the public and talk to residents.

For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, visit their website at , Sheriff Dotson also reminds you that if you information of a crime or criminal activity you can leave your tips anonymously at Tips@LawrenceCountySheriffsOffice.Com .