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Critical Tasks Part 1
NCSO Training Room

August 29, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm
Critical Tasks Part 2
NCSO Training Room

August 30, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm
Judgmental Simulator
NCSO Training Room

August 31, 2016
8:00am - 12:00pm
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Probation Subcommittee

Sheriff Ezell Brown has been selected to participate on the Georgia Council of Criminal Justice Reform Probation Subcommittee. The Subcommittee’s goal is to use a data-driven approach to reduce corrections spending and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease recidivism and increase public safety. Studies show that Georgia has the highest probation rate in the Country and almost 4 times the national probation rate. This selected group will work together to discover resolutions and present a policy framework to reduce corrections costs, increase public safety, and project the impacts.

Family Fun Day
Sheriff Brown, along with Congressman Hank Johnson, State Representative Pam Dickerson and Commissioner Lanier Sims hosted the annual Family Fun Day at Trailblazer Park on June 4, 2016.  
Fill the Bus
Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at Walmart on Salem Road and Industrial Road on July 8 & July 9, 2016 to collect donations and school supplies for the 5th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway. A special thanks goes to the Newton County Board of Education and Joe and Shirley Flanigan for the use of the school bus.  
Counter-terrorism Training in Israel

Captain Sammy Banks of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office returned home after spending two weeks in Israel for training in the latest counterterrorism techniques and technologies by the nation’s top police professionals.

Banks was a member of a delegation of police chiefs, sheriffs, a Georgia commissioner and an inspector from various public safety and law enforcement agencies who participated in the 24th delegation annual peer-to-peer public safety training program organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE). Fifteen Georgia delegates were joined by law enforcement leaders from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department in New York, and police departments in Alabama and Washington.

Oxford 4th of July Parade
The Newton County Sheriff's Office and Explores participated in the Oxford 4th of July parade on July 4, 2016. Sheriff Brown showed his patriotism by handing out mini American flags and promenading through the crowd greeting and shaking the hands of the Newton County citizens.  
Newton County Citizens Show Their Support for NCSO

With the recent tragedies facing law enforcement in the media, it was heartwarming to see the citizens of Newton County rally their support for NCSO deputies. Throughout the month of July 2016 we received welcoming visits, gifts bags, food boxes and pizza from several members of the community. Youth leaders presented cards and doughnuts to the agency as a show of appreciation and support for NCSO and law enforcement as a whole. Little Angels Educare even hosted a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on July 25, 2016. Sheriff Brown states,The month of July was a very dark month in American history for law enforcement. It is with our heartfelt sympathy for all the lives lost in those adversities. Unfortunately, we have been on both sides of the story. My heart goes out to the communities and families of those directly affected by those tragedies. Fear will not deter us from carrying out our fundamental duties to serve and protect with pride and respect to all mankind. Let us all be prayerful that in these trying times we will choose to keep the peace. I ask that we all conduct ourselves as law abiding citizens and abide by the laws of the land and govern ourselves accordingly to the laws of each county, state and abroad.”

Thank you Newton County for exhibiting your love and support for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and a special thanks to the Williams, Adams and Volkhart families.

5th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway

Sheriff Brown photoNewton County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Covington News, Alpha Kappa Alpha - Chi Tau Omega Chapter, CCTV, Shire, Salvation Army and Newton County Department of Family & Children Services hosted its 5th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway at Newton High School on July 23, 2016.

The community came together to ensure our students were equipped for school and ready to learn. The offer to use the newly constructed Newton High School building by the Newton County Board of Education was a pleasant new direction for the event. The location and size of the facility was ideal for the additional services and resources provided.

Sheriff Brown photoReturning to school can be costly on parents, so our focus was to expand the services provided at the Back to School Supply Giveaway. This year’s goal was to serve the needs of the students and their families alike, making sure they were completely prepared for this upcoming school year. Newton County Department of Family and Children Services came on board as a partner and assisted with providing resources and entertainment. Additional services included: free haircuts, food banks, dental care kits, vision screenings, voter registration and resource information.

This year, over 5,000 students were provided book bags filled with school supplies starting from Pre-K thru 12th grade. We appreciate the support of more than 100 individuals and the many representatives from youth and community organizations who volunteered their time and services. We extend a special thanks to Pathways Transition Program, Inc. for volunteering their youth to pack each book bag with supplies. We would also like to give a sincere thanks to all who generously donated time, money and an array of supplies to make the drive a success.

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