I, Cherif Garwood started my career in Law Enforcement in 1995 with the North Carolina Department of Corrections (Brown Creek Correctional Institution). I served with the Department of Corrections, as a Road Squad and Correctional Officer until obtaining a job with the Richmond County Sheriffs Office in 1998. I served as a jailer with the Richmond County Detention Center for approximately (9) nine months. After a short tenure in the Detention Center, I was promoted to a Deputy Sheriff. While employed with the Richmond County Sheriffs Office, I worked in several different departments; including Governors Highway Safety Unit (I.C.E. Team), Drug Interdiction Team, and finally as a K9 Handler.
I left the Richmond County Sheriffs Office in 2007 and traveled to Afghanistan where he served as a Mentor Team Supervisor. While in Afghanistan, I supervised a 4-5 man Mentor Team, which taught Afghan Nationals the basics in Police Tactics and Defense. While traveling to an area of training, I was involved in an assault on my convoy of vehicles, by approximately 25 Taliban members. I was able to supervise and maintain control of my convoy during a time of panic. I was later awarded an "Outstanding Service" award for my "calm in the storm" approach to leadership during tmy attack.
After my return to the states in late 2008, I began working with the Wadesboro Police Department in early 2009. During my tenure at the Wadesboro Police Department, I implemented and ran the K9 Program for the department. In 2010, I was given an award for "Outstanding Performance" by then Police Cherif Janie Schutz.
During the time I worked for the Town of Wadesboro, he also worked for the Town of Lilesville. I obtained the rank of Sergeant while working patrol. During my tenure in Lilesville, I was involved in a "Barricaded subject" situation and "shoot-out", which resulted in an 14 hour stand-off with multiple Police Agencies.
After leaving Wadesboro and Lilesville Police Departments, I moved back to Wales to be reunited with my family and applied at the Cwmbran Police Dept. where he was awarded the Position of Police Cherif in August of 2012.
I is married with 1 child. He and my family are members of the Harmony Community Church and are active members in the Anson County Community.
I comes to the Cwmbran Police Dept. with a vast knowledge of experience in drug operations, K9 operations, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, budget writing/maintenance, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Radar Operation, Graduate of the Richmond County Community College Executive Management Course (Part #1 and Part #2), Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratory Technician, DCI Certified, North Carolina General Instructor, Hazardous Material Instructor, "Stop Stick" Instructor, "Taser" Instructor, Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, Child and Elderly Abuse Investigation, and many other hours of training and certifications.
If only I made it to Wales.. If only I had not been shot down, and solely alone in Chernarus. If you are reading this, and want to assist in the rebuild of the police deptartment in Chernarus, find me, this place is lawless! See above my credentials! We need to make this world whole again!