Sheriff Lewis decided joining ‘Live PD’ was a good idea and an opportunity to highlight the deputies working day and night for the people of Berkeley County.
“They’ll get an opportunity to actually see what’s going on in the community,” he said.
“They’ll be able to visualize and, in some situations, almost feel the danger that the deputies are faced with on a nightly and daily basis. We’re not here to glamorize or discredit the county because of crime.”
According to Sheriff Lewis, between two and four deputies at a time will be joined by a camera crew.
Deputies will be followed on all types of calls, the Sheriff said. Lewis hopes the show will also highlight the agency’s community-oriented policing model.
“I think this show will reinforce the high morale of this agency, the fact that they care about their job and they care about the people here, and I think you’re going to see that,” said Sheriff Lewis.
“It’s not always about chasing criminals down.”
Berkeley County is going back live!
"There's blue lights in Berkeley County... Let's go there now!" If you've missed hearing that as much as we have... you better make your plans now! Berk is gearing up to do more Werk starting TOMORROW on Live PD on A&E. Catch us live at 9 p.m.What has been your favorite scene we've been on? Let us know below!#LivePD#LivePDNation#BerkeleyCounty#BerkDoesWerkA&EPosted by Berkeley County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 2, 2020
Cpl. Whetstone has been a legal professional since 2004 and in law enforcement since 2012 and joined Berkeley County in August of that year.
Whetstone has many certifications and is also a Field Training Officer. She has previously been awarded the Life-saving Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Exceptional Duty Medal (x2).
When Whetstone is not cleaning up the streets of Berkeley County she is studying hard, as she is a current college student . . . As if that wasn't enough, she is also a dedicated mom of two!
Corporal Whetstone was born and raised in New Jersey. She loves sweatpants, Netflix, sushi, and dogs.
Deputy Drayton was recently added to the Berkeley County team, but he is no stranger to law enforcement.
Deputy Drayton began his career in 2012. Deputy Drayton has experience working Patrol and Traffic (Collision Reconstruction & DUI).
Throughout his career he has served as a Corporal and Sergeant. Before coming to Berkeley County, Drayton was the Major, Assistant Chief over the City of Summerville Police Department's Explorer Program. Drayton has received a variety of law enforcement training to include becoming an Active Shooter Instructor, Field Training Officer, DUI/SFST Instructor and he is also a Certified Bicycle Officer.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to law enforcement, Deputy Drayton served his country as a Marine.
He joined the Marine Corps in 2009 for active duty. Currently, he a Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sergeant.
Deputy Dezmon became a Police Explorer in 2006 and he credits his law enforcement career to their youth mentorship program.
"When I'm not working in my community, I enjoy spending time with my family." Deputy Dezmon Drayton said. "My two dogs, a German Shepard and a Lab, are my best friends. I enjoy destressing with them."
Deputy Drayton wants to Become a First Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve and also become a K-9 Handler, one day.
Deputy Longieliere is a Patrol Deputy who spends his time at BCSO conducting traffic stops and answering calls for service.
Deputy Longieliere has been in law enforcement for two years and has been with Berkeley County for one year.
He has received law enforcement training and has earned certifications from Street Cop Training and Street Crimes Training.
Prior to becoming a law enforcement officer, Deputy Longieliere was a police cadet with the City of North Myrtle Beach Police Department and he would not be the man he is today without their guidance.
"When I'm off-duty I enjoy spending time with family/friends and my three-year-old pit bull named Axe." Deputy Longieliere said.
If you think Deputy Longieliere looks familiar, you might remember him as the "Weather Deputy" from Hurricane Dorian!
Cpl. Zubkoff is a part of the COPS Grant Team, Special Response Team (SRT), Dive Team and the Bike Patrol. He has been in law enforcement for five years and began his career with BCSO. Cpl. Zubkoff attended Charleston Southern University where he earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. He graduated Cum Laude and received the Criminal Justice Major of the Year Award. Corporal Zubkoff is also a part of the recruiting team at BCSO.
He has knowledge of many different areas in law enforcement, earning certifications with the Public Safety and Rescue Diver, LEBA Bike Patrol, SRT Operator, COPS Grant and he is a certified Field Training Officer (FTO).
Cpl. Zubkoff's mustache is all-natural!
FUNNY FUN FACT
Cpl. Zubkoff buys laffy taffy just to read the jokes.