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7th Annual NCSO Awards Ceremony
Newton Career Academy

February 19, 2016
7:00pm - until
Jail Operations Part 1
NCSO Training Room

February 15, 2016
8:00am - 5:00pm

  Sheriff Brown photoSheriff Brown Invited to the Monica Pearson Show to promote the "Shake Your Sheriff Hand" Campaign

On Sunday, January 10, 2016 Sheriff Brown, executive director Terry Norris, and Sheriff Ted Jackson (Fulton County) were guests on KISS 104FM’s "The Monica Pearson Show" The invite stems from the "Shake Your Sheriff Hand" initiative sponsored by the Association of the County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. The media campaign is an effort to encourage public support of the men and women who "serve and protect" the citizens of Georgia. For the last few years, during the six o’clock news, when the public hears "law enforcement" they expect a negative story to follow.

The goal is to counteract the negative press and bring back the "Officer Friendly" concept. We want citizens to get to know officers as professionals who have truly chosen to serve our communities. Those that have worked hard on completing this initiative believe the 30 second ad will paint Georgia Sheriffs’ and law enforcement in a different light and remove the stigma to show that law enforcement officers are citizens in the community, too. Additionally, our next steps are to become a listening ear, better communicators to the public and realize the majority of contacts we have with citizens are in "real time".

We would like to applaud Bill Crane and his daughter Olivia for spearheading this project and contributing his time and efforts to make this possible.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Receives Accreditation Certification

Sheriff Ezell Brown along with 1st Lt. Brice Smith, Lt. Selena Williams and Yvonne McMullen attended the American Correctional Association (ACA) winter conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 21-27, 2016. Sheriff Brown proudly accepted the accreditation certificate on January 23, 2016 as he gave credit to NCSO staff for the accomplishment of receiving perfect scores during the audit conducted in November. ACA staff raved about all things concerning NCSO from the clean and immaculate conditions of the jail to the friendly staff and food service.

Upon returning from the conference NCSO had the ACA certificates framed in which two will grace the walls of the LEC and the third was presented to the Board of Commissioners. The presentation took place at the BOC meeting held February 2, 2016. As NCSO staff stood in support behind Sheriff Brown, he detailed the significance of this accomplishment. “Receiving the ACA accreditation puts NCSO only one step from being a triple-crown agency. There are currently only 3 in the State of Georgia and 53 in the United States that have achieved that status”, states Sheriff Brown. Each commissioner one by one gave words of acknowledgement and praise to the accreditation attainment and other contributions made by NCSO since Sheriff Brown took office.
Zeta Phi Beta awards Sheriff Brown with Social Action Award

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter hosted its 2016 Founders Day Program on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Rockdale County Hospital. The event marked their 96th year of scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. During the event the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta presented Sheriff Brown with the Social Action Award. He also served as the keynote speaker to convey to a target audience of youth and young adults about things that can go wrong when using the internet and social media. Sheriff Brown has always had a sentiment for youth and subject matters critical to their development into adulthood. His discussion consisted of topics such as cyber bullying, posting confidential, illegal activity and inappropriate or unprofessional profiles and photos.

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