Graduation season (and summer) is upon us – Message from the Sheriff


As the school year comes to an end and graduation approaches, we at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office congratulate our graduating seniors and wish them all the best. Some may be preparing for college, others starting a career, and the rest still deciding. No matter where you are headed to in life, congratulations, good luck, and stay safe! 

A reminder to our community: As students of all ages are being dismissed for the upcoming summer break, remember to be safe and drive cautiously, as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying the summer weather. 

Of course, summer weather means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat:

 Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle

  • Take frequent water breaks
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
  • Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness

Remember to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive. Seat belt use is a most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Do not drink and drive – instead, call on a designated driver to safely get you home. 

While traveling our roadways, boating, camping, or fishing, please remember to practice safety at all times. Mind the speed limits and be on the lookout for children at play and crossing the streets. 

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office hopes everyone has a safe summer! Congratulations again to our graduates!

Sheriff Jeff Shaver