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Robert Newton currently serves as a Criminal Justice Instructor and Training Coordinator for the Public Safety Division of the college. His college contributions include service on the faculty senate, criminal justice advisory committee, and advisor to the Criminal Justice Association, small-group advising, Alcohol and Other Drug Committee, and various other college services.
Mr. Newton is a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran, holding supervisory and line positions at the state, and county levels. He is a former instructor of the SC Criminal Justice Academy where he served as the State Coordinator for the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing program, along with managing the Speed Measurement Device program as well. Mr. Newton is a certified Master Instructor in the area Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. He has performed an array of duties including: Patrol Officer, Traffic Officer, Traffic Collision Fatality Investigator, Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Sergeant, and Training Supervisor.
Mr. Newton has on many occasions served as a content specialist in court cases involving Highway Safety issues such as DUI. Mr. Newton holds a (B.S.) degree in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.