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Jail Operations Part 1
NCSO Training Room

May 24, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
Jail Operations Part 2
NCSO Training Room

May 25, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Newton County Sheriff’s Office selected as Office of the Month for April

Newton County Sheriff’s Office was selected as the Office of the Month by Chairman Marcello Banes of the Newton County Board of Commissioners. Chairman Banes stated, “As my appreciation for the valuable services that you provide to the citizens of Newton County, Georgia, you are invited to attend an Appreciation Luncheon in the Dining Hall @ NCSO on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The luncheon will be provided for day and night shifts".

Chaplains with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office

NCSO Chaplains are certified through the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Chaplain’s Division and attend training sessions annually. They are here to provide spiritual and emotional support to all employees of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. They recently completed a “Certification Training Program” sponsored by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, and would like to congratulate them for completing this course that will better equip them to address the needs of our employees.

One of the major roles of a Chaplain is to be a balancer. They provide support to Sheriff Brown, Chief Carter and all employees on this “Outstanding Team” at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Our Chaplains are available 24 hours a day to respond and support the requests of our team for various emergencies. Chaplains provide assistance to employees by giving advice, comfort, counsel and providing spiritual guidance to help overcome problems encountered on life’s journey.

We are happy to have all of our dedicated Chaplains with us serving as a listening ear and spiritual support.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office First Division Commander Strategic Planning Retreat

Sheriff Brown hosted his first ever Strategic Planning Retreat at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center on April 12-13, 2017. The goal of the retreat was to build, encourage and rejuvenate the Sheriff’s Office Division Commanders and Administration Team through team building, training and purpose driven methods with the objective of aligning each part of the Agency to a unified vision.

Mr. and Mrs. Foster from Organization by Design Inc., were instrumental in facilitating the activities and brain storming sessions with the Command Staff for the two day sessions.

The Command Staff was challenged to:
  • Cross train employees and explain expectations on all tasks
  • Document issues and concerns
  • Document actions taken
  • Encourage team work throughout the agency
  • Enforce policies and procedures
  • Ensure employees have all the tools they need to perform their jobs effectively
  • Hold all employees accountable to the mission and vision of this outstanding agency
  • Implement team building activities into block training
  • Overcome communication barriers
  • Provide constructive feedback to employees on a regular basis

The Strategic Retreat was a rewarding experience for the entire team!  We bonded as a team, and discussed/identified issues that could be resolved as long as the lines of communication remained open among the team. Everyone agreed to begin making changes within themselves first, and then the positive energy would continue to flow superlatively to the employees of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Fosters for facilitating the Strategic Planning Retreat.
NCSO provides tour to the Washington Street Community Center after School Program

Sheriff Brown, along with members of his command team and staff, provided a tour of the facility to students enrolled in the after school program from the Washington Street Community Center on April 21, 2017.

The goal of the tour was to foster learning skills and relationships with students, and give a real life lesson of what could happen if they make the wrong choices. Ultimately, bad choices can result in being placed in jail.

Sheriff Brown spoke to the students on topics such as education, mental health and youth development.  The students were very attentive, and had many questions for the Sheriff and the team.

The students received “hands on experiences” while touring the detention center.  Some of them were placed in cells to experience the reality of being “incarcerated”.  They were encouraged to: (1.) Listen to their parents and teachers, because they have their best interests; (2.) Live a good life so they will not be placed in jail and (3.) Avoid the pitfalls of life by striving to do the right thing and live a productive life.
NCSO hosts Second Annual Career Fair

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office hosted its second annual Career Fair on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

There were 21 applicants who applied for the Detention Officer positions and 20 were interviewed.  There were 10 applicants who applied for the Deputy Sheriff positions and 5 were interviewed. The career fair has been instrumental in filling the high number of vacant positions at NCSO.
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