More About DeWitt

DeWitt was born and raised in Gaffney, South Carolina where he graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a degree in Sociology minoring in education. After several months of job hunting, he took a position as a detention officer at a local jail and it was there that he learned first-hand how difficult life becomes once an individual has been labeled “an offender”. Following the Michael Brown shooting in 2014 and after a conversation with his mentor about policing where he was encouraged “be the change” law enforcement needed, DeWitt as inspired to become a police officer. In 2015, he became a patrol officer with the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) where he worked for 4 years to be the type of police officer the community needed. During this period, he became certified as a NAMI Crisis Intervention officer and ICAT trainer (teaching police officers how to handle violent or emotionally disturbed individuals without having to use lethal force).

 

He later pursude his master’s degree in public administration. In 2020, he relocated to Athens, Georgia and resignd as police officer. He later accepted a position with the Goodwill Career Center as a Career Coach. To date, he's established over 50 partnerships with local and surrounding recruiters and HR representatives who are looking to find skilled/qualified jobseekers. he's  organized over 100 job fairs and hiring events so far, and is dedicated to identifying and sharing quality employment opportunities for communities that have been involved in the justice system. In his role as a Career Coach, he also instructs and facilitats virtual job readiness workshops where he teached jobseekers how to improve their “employment marketability”, Microsoft Office & Teams, Google Docs, Branding/Marketing with LinkedIn, Job Searching for the Justice-Involved, Resume Development, Virtual/In-Person Interview Techniques, and Online Job Search Strategies. 


In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, bowling, and pretending that he is the boss of his newborn daughter.