NEWBERRY COUNTY — Janna L. Longshore, a deputy with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, recently completed a 12-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program term at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
Longshore graduated as a Commissioned Class I Law Enforcement Officer as a member of Class #655 on Nov. 4. She is now a Class I Certified S.C. Law Enforcement Officer.
A lifelong resident of Newberry County, Longshore began working with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer with the Newberry County Detention Center in February 2016. She is a 2010 graduate of Newberry High School and furthered her studies at Newberry College.
She is the daughter of Mike and Cherrie Franklin Longshore of Newberry. She has one brother, Austin, an aviation technician in the U.S. Navy who is stationed in Lemoore, Calif.
She is the great-niece of Capt. Roger Dale Longshore Sr., who retired from the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office and formerly worked for the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office. She is the cousin of Investigator R.D. Longshore Jr. with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and formerly of the Newberry Police Department and Sgt. Mike Hawkins with the Newberry Police Department.
She found an interest in the family business and was further encouraged to pursue that interest by another Newberry County Sheriff’s Office surrogate in former Deputy Ezra Arnold, now an agent with S.C. Department of Natural Resources- SCDNR.