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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Community
NCSO Awards Ceremony
February 1, 2019
6:00pm - until
 
Training

Court Services Division Active Shooter Training
January 22 & 23, 2019
0800-1700
Newton County Courthouse
All Bailiffs are required to attend

 

Basic X26 TASER Certification Training
January 28, 2019
0800-1500
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center
Deputies & Detention Officers not certified

 

Basic OC Certification Training
January 29, 2019
0800-1200
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center
Deputies & Detention Officers not certified
Please bring a towel and change of clothing

  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

In accordance with the goals and objectives outlined by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for the year 2018, the following accomplishments are hereby listed:

  • New Pay Rate Classification Plan, that included career path steps, improved retirement plan, reinstated Annual Cost-of-Living (COLA) and merit increases
  • Appointed Senior Executive Supervisor position, to assist with agency strategic planning
  • Enhanced partnership between the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Newton County School System
  • Established an ACA Coordinator position to assist with agency strategic planning
  • Created an additional Human Resources Coordinator position to assist with the increased demands of hiring employees in all areas of the sheriff’s office
  • Emphasized Agency Development through internal and external trainings
  • Hosted the first Inter-Agency Law Enforcement Leadership Conference
  • Continued to provide reentry, parenting, life, social, problem solving, and communication skills to the inmates in an effort to rehabilitate before being released back into the community
  • Implemented the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program
  • Received certification from the American Correctional Association (ACA)
  • Successfully completed the first Body-Worn Camera Federal Audit
  • Successfully managed 500 plus inmates daily
Body Worn Camera Presentation @ The Board of Commissioner’s Meeting

The use of force by law enforcement personnel continues to be a major concern from a local, national, and international perspective.  Whether justified or unnecessary/excessive, the exercise of power by law enforcement personnel can potentially damage the relationship with communities. Police impropriety can translate into complaints against police, which potentially result in huge fiscal and civil outlays.

Sheriff Brown recognizes such challenges and has therefore taken critical steps to significantly reduce same by implementing a body-worn camera program for the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Sheriff Brown and members of his Staff attended a meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners in order to introduce and explain the Body-worn-camera program.

Sheriff Brown introduced Deputy Joey Salers, who serves as coordinator for the body-worn-camera project. Deputy Salers provided a detailed power-point presentation regarding the use of body-worn-cameras for the Commissioners. He explicitly demonstrated how body-worn-cameras are effective in reducing response-to-resistance incidents; effective in reducing serious external complaints, and can improve evidence collection and report writing.  Afterwards, the Board of Commissioners expressed their appreciation to Sheriff Brown and his staff for their commitment and dedication.
Department of Justice Site Visit
Body Worn Cameras photo

On December 5, 2018 the Newton County Sheriff’s Office underwent an audit from the Department of Justice. During the audit, the objective of the advisor was to assess the areas of administration, finance, and the programmatic status of the FY17 Body-Worn Camera Grant. Spearheaded by our Body Worn Camera Coordinator, Joey Salers and Grant Administrator, Terria Maxwell, the audit was a success. This audit allowed Newton County Sheriff’s Office to showcase the dedication and commitment to the safety of our deputies and the citizens of Newton County by demonstrating compliance regarding federal funding. Through this funding opportunity, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to exhibit transparency and accountability as they relate to deputy safety and community relations.

From left to right: Corporal R. Johnson is wearing the Axon Flex II camera, and Investigator
C. Bowles is wearing is Axon Body II camera.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office 20th Annual Toy Ride
Toy Ride photo

On December 8, 2018, the Newton County Sheriff's Office hosted its 20th Annual Toy Ride. The objective of this event is an effort to raise funds and solicit toys for needy families during the Christmas Holiday Season.  The great citizens of Newton County tremendously and enthusiastically supported this fund-raising effort with hundreds of toys, as well as financially.
Sheriff Ezell Brown and the men and women of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the numerous individuals and businesses that contributed their time and efforts to make this event an enormous success. We are eternally grateful for your loyalty and inspired by your dedication and generosity concerning this most worthwhile cause.

Although the weather conditions were inclement, Sheriff Brown and his “Outstanding Staff,” endured to ensure the success of this annual traditional holiday event.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activities, food, fun and fellowship.

Christmas is a festive season of the year when families connect and reconnect, friends and organizations to share memories, exchange gifts and provide assistance for needy persons. Our mission to serve needy families, is empowered by the kind endowments from each and every one of you. As a result, an excess of six hundred (600) families, with children were provided numerous gifts and other necessities.
Second Annual Newton County Service Awards Ceremony
Service Award photo

The Newton County Board of Commissioners hosted the 2nd Annual Service Awards Ceremony on December 11, 2018 at the Historic Courthouse Boardroom.
The employees listed below were presented awards for 5, 10, 15, 25, 30 and 40 years of service.

5 YEARS

  • Danielle Hutchison, Chester Clegg, Angela White-Davis, Brittany White, Christopher Cox, Robby Lowry, Kristopher LaChance,  Jeffery Lamar, Elizabeth Jones, Wendy Peacock, Mark Sanzo, Gregory Pace,  Phillip Peacock, Emily Cervantes, Derrick Barnes, Michael Becker, Tracy Gunraj, Jonathan Hicks, Terry Parten, Shakime Ferrer, Donna McNeish, Deighton Waithe, Alison Grimaldi, Tremelle Riley

10 YEARS

  • Charlie Turner, Colin Cunningham, Wesley Ramsey, Daniel Underwood, Thomas Stevens, Benjamin Douglas, James Mason, Jocelyn Detweiler, Clinton French, Curtis Sumner, Tyrone Major, Stacey Malcom, Robert Peters, Wesley Dickerson, Lisa Conner, Thomas Gladden, Brian Taylor, Samuel Johnson, Novel Ellis, Inger Helms, Susan Young, James Brown, Christopher Allen

15 YEARS

  • Christopher Malcom, Danny Peppers, Vincent Loveless, Donella Freeman, Rena Swann, Leslie Smith, Patrick Barnes, Ronald Ruffner, Gilbert Jefferson, Felecia Jefferson, Amesia Crafter, Joy Honeycutt, Angela Mantle, Mia Johnson, Brandon Esque, Michelle Wise, James Franklin, Brent Morrison, Richard Howard, Susan Gray, Kevin Freeman, James Stevens, Natasha Henderson

20 YEARS

  • James Griffiths, Bobby Cagle, Tim Singley, David Altwies, Steven Crumbliss, Oris Forgue, Linda Blevins, Linda Millwood, George Gardner, Lisa Gardner

25 YEARS

  • Keith Crum

30 YEARS

  • Samuel Garcia, David Diaz

40 YEARS

  • Ezell Brown
Academy Graduations
Academy Graduation photo

Ms. Danielle Hutchison, Mr. John Restivo, and Mr. Kevin Wilkerson (far left) graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Athens GA, on December 14, 2018.  Sheriff Brown, Capt. Banks, Lt. Gunter and other staff members attended the ceremony. Ms. Hutchison, Mr. Restivo, and Mr. Wilkerson were sworn in as deputy sheriffs by Sheriff Brown.

Mr. Karl Miller (middle) graduated from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy in Austell GA, on December 14, 2018.  Sgt. Fountain attended the ceremony. Mr. Miller was sworn in as deputy sheriff by Sheriff Brown.

Christmas Parade
Christmas Parade photo

On December 15, 2018, Sheriff Brown along with members of his staff and their families participated in the Annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade in Downtown Covington, Georgia.  The Newton County Sheriff’s Office was able to design a float displaying our Guardian Angel Program spearheaded by the Community Outreach Unit and administrative staff.  Each year, NCSO aids in making the Holiday Season a joyous occasion by serving as Guardian Angels for children throughout the county.  Sheriff Brown led the procession while staff and their families greeted spectators from the Guardian Angel’s Sleigh.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
MADD photo

Sheriff Ezell Brown and members of his staff were honored to be a part of the campaign kick-off for Mothers Against Drunk Driving on December 21, 2018.   The campaign theme was “No more victims.”  During the holiday season, over the span of the last 5 years, car crashes involving alcohol have steadily increased by approximately 35 percent.  During this holiday season, some families will be mourning the loss of a loved one whose seat at the dinner table is empty as a result of a DUI-related crash, resulting in a fatality.

Sheriff Ezell Brown encouraged everyone to take advantage of services such as Uber, Lyft or call a friend or family member during the holiday season if they were unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.
 
In Newton County, we have had the misfortune of 19 fatality crashes this year.  Of those 19, 4 were DUI-related.  Our HEAT (Highway Safety of Aggressive Traffic) Unit has issued approximately 142 DUI citations, 1,473 seat belt violations, and 1,993 speeding citations. The deputies of Newton County Sheriff’s Office are committed to assist in combating impaired and aggressive drivers on the highways of Newton County.

Sheriff Brown expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to MADD for their kindness and extending an invitation to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office to be a part of this year’s campaign.   He also thanked Pastor Eric Lee, Senior Pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers, the Conyers Police Department, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Office of Highway 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 month of December.

  • City Council Meetings: Mansfield and Newborn
  • Schools taught: Live Oak Elementary, East Newton Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Heard Mixon Elementary and Middle Ridge Elementary
  • Activities/Events: Christmas Parade, Christmas Toy Ride, Romp-N-Roll Fairview Estates, Washington Street Grandmothers, Benton House Ugly Sweater, Gaither Christmas
Christmas Gifts to NCSO

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office was presented with gift cards for all of its employees complimentary of the Stephanie Lindsey law firm.

Sheriff Brown and his staff extend heart-felt thanks and appreciation to Attorney Stephanie Lindsey for her continued support of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ms. Tiana Combs was hired as a Detention Officer on December 10, 2018. 
  • Mr. Reginald Holcomb was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on December 17, 2018.
  • Mr. Lee Goodin was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on December 17, 2018.
  • Ms. Sandy Williams was hired as an Administrative Coordinator on December 17, 2018.
Sheriff Brown and his staff extends a cordial welcome to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
Thought to ponder
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