- Posted August 2, 2014 by
Culver City, California
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Impact Your World
Sheriff Clyde Terry is re-shaping the recidivism rate with NEW Emerging Leaders!
Sergeant Terry is a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and former U.S. Marine. In 2003, he took a leave of absence from the Sheriff’s Department to assist the U.S. State Department as an International Police advisor in their rebuilding efforts in Iraq.
The experience changed his life. Soon after his return to Los Angeles, he began working directly with ex-prisoners, gang members and homeless youth to transform their outlook and their lives.
In 2009, Clyde was asked to lead the Sheriff Department’s Emerging Leaders Academy. Only one percent of the participants, that is (probationers, gang members and parolees newly released from prison), have failed to remain crime-free. Many have returned to school to obtain their high school diplomas or GED’s and enrolled in college making the efforts that Clyde Terry has fought for something to talk about. Clyde states before one of his Emerging Leaders class starts "I am not here to give you anything, im just here to remind you what you already have."
Sheriff Clyde Terry has been making huge efforts to change lives and in most cases has given the belief of life back to individuals who were once thought lost making Sherriff Clyde Terry a real Los Angeles super hero.