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Back To School Golf Tournament
July 12, 2019
0900 - until
The Oaks Golf Course
Covington, GA


Fill The Bus: School Supply Fundraiser
July 12 - 14, 2019
July 19 - 21, 2019
Times TBD
WalMart on Salem Road
Covington, GA


Back To School Bookbag Drive
July 14, 2019
1300 to 1700
Denny Dobbs Park
Covington, GA

Back To School Supply Giveaway
July 27, 2019
Newton High School
Covington, GA
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About: One Newton

As a vital component of the “One Newton” Vision, the primary goal of the Sheriff’s Office is to be an outstanding and tremendously professional agency with exceptional standards that respects and honors the prerogatives and gravity of the community it serves.
Through genuine collective exertions, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office is committed and dedicated to significantly enriching the quality of life for the citizens, businesses, schools and educational institutions of higher learning in Newton County.

From my perspective, “One” means joining together in unity; seeing beyond the now and overcoming the barriers that confront us daily; whether they be political, racial, holistic or otherwise.  It is my sincere belief that operating as “One,” entails moving beyond the things that have a potential of hindering us from coming together.

The ‘Fraud and Scam Campaign Initiative” of the Sheriff’s Office, with the motto, “If you see something, say something,” is a vital measure of the “One Newton” vision. In my opinion, this initiative can and will play a central role in making communities throughout Newton County securer for everyone. As families and neighbors, we must always possess the desire to stand for truth; then and only then, we will become a “One Newton.”.
Sheriff Brown attends Newton County’s NEWFORCE Program Ceremony

Sheriff Ezell Brown, Chairman Marcello Banes, County Manager Lloyd Kerr, Road Superintendent Chris Malcom, and Newton County’s HR and Risk Management Director, Amanda Shoemaker attended a ceremony for the NEWFORCE (Newton’s Engagement with Focus on Recovering Citizen Employment) Program on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. NEWFORCE is a program that targets inmates enrolled in the Workforce Development Program at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.  As part of the training process, the organization selects inmates who have expressed an interest in participating in the program and place them in various positions within the Newton County Government.

Sheriff Brown is committed to ensuring that inmates receive the necessary skills while incarcerated so they can opportunity become productive citizens upon release.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Graduation
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On April 5, 2019, Sheriff Ezell Brown and his staff hosted the third RSAT graduation at the Newton County Historic Courthouse, located at 1132 Usher St NW, Covington, GA 30014. The theme for this graduation was “Be the Change You Want to See.”  The RSAT program targets inmates incarcerated in the Newton County Detention Center with substance abuse issues; particularly those who demonstrate a sincere desire to cease the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. The RSAT training process includes courses in the following areas:  Grief Recovery, Moral Resonation Therapy (MRT), Inner Circle, Job skills, Substance Abuse, Money Management, Biblical Classes, Parenting, Celebrate Recovery, RU Recovery, Double Trouble, Alcoholics Anonymous, Mental Health and Yoga.

The keynote speaker for this class graduation was Mr. Andrew Momon, co-founder of Empowered Families Community Development Center, a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching Financial Literacy and Strengthening Family Dynamics.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office Security Camera Registration Program

NCSO’s Camera Registration Program allows citizens and businesses in Newton County to register their camera systems with the Sheriff’s Office, in order to identify specific locations and areas where potential crimes are committed.  This program also allows the Sheriff’s Office to partner with businesses and communities in order to solve and deter crimes. There is no no cost associated with registering your cameras with the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies on the NCSO have been circulating information regarding the Security Camera Registration Program during the past few months. They have been extremely proactive in neighborhoods and business complexes throughout Newton County in an effort to ensure that these entities are totally familiar with this great program and are able to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.

The program allows citizens and businesses to register the name and location of their camera systems and list their contact information. This information can and will be extremely helpful to law enforcement in solving crimes. From NCSO’s Home page (www.newtonsheriffga.org), look on the right to Quick Links and click on Register Your Camera.  Enter the required information and create a username and password.  Under “Add a Camera,” identify your camera location; for example, front porch (optional). In credentials, select “Contact me for login information,” and choose whether the camera is located inside or outside.

Detailed information about the program can be found on NCSO’s website under the Register Your Camera link. If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Debra Payne, Crime Analyst, at one of the following ways: (1) Email - dpayne@newtonsheriffga.org , (2) Telephone - 678-625-1536, or (3) Twitter at Crime Analyst @ NCSO.
Sheriff Brown honors oldest citizen in Newton County

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Sheriff Brown attended a grand celebration, honoring the oldest citizen of Newton County, Ms. Lewvenia Frances Porter. Sheriff Brown extended congratulatory remarks, thanked Ms. Porter for being a dynamic resident and afterwards, presented her with a proclamation and a gold monogram key to the Newton County Detention Center.

2019 Command Staff Conference

Chief Jerry Carter, Captain Sammy Banks, Captain Keith Crum, Captain Doug Kitchens, Captain Marty Roberts, 1st Lt. Brice Smith, Sgt. Michael Cunningham, Sgt. Tyrone Majors and Sgt. Tony Howard attended the conference in Buford, GA, April 23-25, 2019.  The three-day conference provided specialized training for all chief deputies and upper level command staff for responsible for sheriff’s office operations.  The topics for this year’s conference included:  strategic planning, civil liabilities, leadership, office personnel, and Office of Sheriff mandates and more.

NCSO employees attend Stop the Bleed Class
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On April 23, 2019, fifteen (15) members of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office attended a “Stop the Bleed” training at the Piedmont Newton Hospital, conducted by the Newton Medical Center EMS.
The “Stop the Bleed” Campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council of the White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience through enhanced preparation of the public to save lives, by raising awareness of basic actions to stop the threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies, man-made and natural disasters.

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people with knowledge of how to control injured patient bleeding, the greater the chances of surviving that injury.

Sheriff Brown feels that this training is of utmost importance to law enforcement personnel and therefore was elated to involve members of his staff to partake of same.
Cpl. Price completed Law Enforcement Mandated Training
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Corporal Jennifred Price completed the Mandate Training Course at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy on May 3, 2019.  During this rigid training process, Cpl. Price was challenged academically, emotionally and physically.  She was encouraged to develop and maintain the appropriate skills needed to effectively serve and protect the citizens of Newton County.

Granite Packaging Tour
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On Monday, May 7, 2019, Sheriff Brown and staff had the opportunity to tour Granite Packaging of Social Circle. Granite Packaging recently partnered with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office to provide employment opportunities to those inmates currently enrolled in the work force development program or those who were recently released from incarceration.  This partnership allows individuals the opportunity to possess a second chance.  Beth Kingsford, Vice President of Manufacturing with Granite Packaging and her staff, welcomed these individuals and extremely were excited to become a part of this workforce partnership.

Sheriff Brown is tremendously excited and most grateful for the partners who are assisting in this incredible effort in providing individuals with an opportunity to gain a second chance at becoming productive and successful citizens of society.  Not only does this venture assists participating businesses, it also helps families and the communities the persons reside. Such opportunities provide a substantial relief on the jail system, court system and taxpayers.
National Police Week
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Officers representing Law Enforcement Agencies from across the United States, came together during National Police Week, May 12th – 18th to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as family members, friends and fellow officers left behind. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard participated in the events during the National Police Week Ceremony
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week is dedicated to the special recognition of those law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

This year, the names of 144 federal, state and local law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty — a rise from the 129 in 2017.

Names of the fallen officers nationwide were formally dedicated during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil, which was conducted on the evening of May 13, 2019 on the National Mall.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office promotion ceremony
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Sheriff Ezell Brown, Chief Jerry Carter and Chairman Marcello Banes presided over a ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Historical Courthouse to promote three employees to the rank of sergeant and one employee to the rank of corporal. Corporal Wade Freeman, Corporal Richard (Tony) Howard and Corporal Danny Peppers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Detention Officer Melvin Chambers was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

Sgt. Wade Freeman will be second in command of the Criminal Investigation Division; Sgt. Richard (Tony) Howard will command the Special Investigations Unit; Sgt. Danny Peppers will command a shift in the Patrol Division and Cpl. Melvin Chambers will oversee a shift in the Detention Division.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Graduation
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On Friday, May 24, 2019, The Newton County Sheriff’s Office graduated four (4) participants in the fourth class of the Residential Substance Abuse Program (RSAT). The graduation ceremony was held at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

The guest speaker, Mr. John Mosley, a sought-after inspirational speaker who is a devoted member of Springfield Baptist Church, in Conyers, GA, reflected on his life’s path of being a young man living a troubled life which ultimately led to his life’s path of being a young man living a troubled life which ultimately led to his life’s path of a young man living a troubled life which ultimately led to incarceration for more than seven years.  During his years of incarceration, Mr. Mosley developed a passion for reading and studying; earning an Associate’s degree and other degrees of higher learning.  Mr. Mosley encouraged the graduates to always strive for excellence in life.
Clarion Metals Corporation tour
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Sheriff Ezell Brown, members of his staff, along with personnel from Action Inc. of Piedmont Technical College toured Clarion Metals Corporation on May 30, 2019. Clarion Metals has agreed to be an industry partner with the Sheriff’s Office “Ready Work Industry Manufacturing Program,” to provide internships to Inmates who complete the 11-week program. Sheriff Brown said, “We are excited to have Clarion as an industry partner.”

NCSO’s Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) Unit

NCSO’s H.E.A.T. Unit performed fifteen (15) car safety inspections on Friday, May 31st at the Kroger’s on Salem Road.  The primary goals of the H.E.A.T. Unit are: (1) reduce impaired driving crashes; (2) reduce excessive speeding; (3) increase the safety belt usage rate; and (4) educate the public about traffic safety.

NCSO participates in Community Events

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program participated in many activities in the schools and communities during the months of April and May.

  • Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) Graduations: Fairview Elementary, Porterdale Elementary, Rocky Plains Elementary  South Salem Elementary, Theme Elementary and West Newton Elementary
  • Career Day Event: Oakhill Elementary School
  • HOA/Neighborhood Watch Meetings: Lochwolde Subdivision and Westminster Subdivision
  • City Council Meetings: The Cities of Mansfield and Newborn
  • CHAMPS Classes taught at Porterdale Elementary, Theme School, South Salem Elementary, West Newton Elementary
  • Activities: Community Extravaganza Zion Baptist Church, ESOL Resource Fair, and Westminster Subdivision Picnic
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mr. Zachery Mote was hired as a Detention Maintenance Officer on April 29, 2019. 
  • Ms. Misti Jenkins was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on April 29, 2019. She has over 5 years of experience as a security officer.  Ms. Jenkins loves to read.
  • Mr. William Gordon was hired as a Deputy Sheriff Bailiff on April 29, 2019. He loves the New York Yankees, he enjoys cooking, officiating basketball and working with church groups.
  • Mr. Jason Cook was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on April 29, 2019.  He enjoys working on the farm and he loves to travel.
  • Mr. Joseph McClarin was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on May 13, 2019.  He enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing and being with his family.
  • Ms. Kyle Graves was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on May 21, 2019.  Her goal is to protect fellow officers in the county and to uphold the federal and state laws. She likes to help everybody.
  • Mr. Christopher Kelley was hired as a Detention Officer on May 13, 2019.  He loves sports and music and he is crazy about LeBron James.
  • Mr. Michael Mork was hired as a Detention Officer on May 13, 2019.   He’s active in his church and he likes to hunt and fish.
  • Mr. Douglas Phillips was hired as a Detention Officer on May 13, 2019.  His goal is to ensure that everyone on the facility is protected.
  • Ms. Markita Vaughn was hired as a Detention Officer on May 13, 2019. Her goal is to protect and watch over the inmates
Sheriff Brown and his Staff are honored to have you a part of this Triple Crown Agency!
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