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Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office awarded for fight against cyber-crime

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The Lee County Sheriff's Office received an award for their work fighting cybercrime.

They received two awards from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. One for the most cybersafety presentations given in the state of Georgia, and the other for the most children that identified victims through the GBI in Douglas.

Sergeant Tommy Goodwin and Sergeant Daphne Lindsey said they make it their goal to travel to schools in their county, educating children about the dangers of the internet.

"It's important for education as far as anything to do with internet these days, because everyone has a cell phone," said Goodwin. "Everyone has a computer in their hand. And we don't like waiting for reactive. We'd rather be proactive in the school systems and that's what the sheriff asks us to do."

Sergeant Goodwin said they have constant training to stay current on the latest technology criminals are using.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office won an award in 2011 for best new agency for GBI.

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