The Izard County Sheriff's Department is currently hosting an Arkansas State University-Mountain Home student as an intern.
Shawna Yancey is a sophomore criminal justice major and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Yancey of the J Bar J Community in Izard County.
This internship provides Shawna with hands on exposure to various aspects of law enforcement. She is being involved in the booking procedure into the jail, warrants, patrol and other functions of the sheriff's department.
Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that he is glad to participate in these types of programs. "I'm pleased to see young adults preparing themselves educationally for careers in the criminal justice system, whether it be in enforcement, the courts, or corrections," said Lawrence.
Sheriff Lawrence went on to say that Shawna is a very bright student and enthusiastic about what she is doing.