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Critical Tasks Part 1
May 7, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Critical Tasks Part 2
May 8, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Body Worn Camera
May 9, 2018
8:00am - 9:00am
Community Policing
May 9, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
Property & Evidence
May 9, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Agency In-service
May 9, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
May 10, 2018
8:00am - 12:00pm
Less Lethal Training
May 10, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Newton County Sheriff’s Office held its ninth annual employee awards ceremony on February 16, 2018 at the Newton College & Career Academy.

The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Marcello Banes, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners. Chairman Banes topic focused on “Teams” and the importance of having and operating as a team. He commended the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and emphasized on the many different ways in which the office operates as a team within the community. Chairman Banes final words to NCSO employees were “You guys have exemplified that you have a team; you know how to play defense and you know how to set team goals and achieve them”.

Sheriff Ezell Brown presented Chairman Banes with a decorated plaque for his contribution after his inspiring motivational speech that encouraged the law enforcement officers and the administrative staff.

Sheriff Brown, Chief Carter, Lt. Gunter, Sgt. Morrison, Corp. Redlinger, Chaplains of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Chairman Banes and Linda Hayes eagerly presented awards to the employees for reaching significant milestones.

In Sheriff Brown’s closing remarks, he thanked his employees for their hard work, and dedication to the agency.  He also thanked the community and recognized the businesses for their support to the Sheriff’s Office.

Award Recipients


Luke Hanes
America James
Marcel Woods
Garrett Yates
Latoya Carr
Corey Phillips
Avery Williams
Charles Ammons
Jordan Fincher
Delecia Jackson
Justin Powell
Shamira Threat
Rafeeq Zareef
Sean Antoine
Kearia Dorsey
Danielle Harris
Anthony Henderson
Latoya Howard
Brenda Sloan
Ezekiel Walker

• Five Year Employees
Brandy Burch
Kurt Collins
Michael Gibbons
Milton Hightower
Raymond Pearce
Christopher Richardson
Bill Cooper
James Wilson

• Ten Year Employees
Jeremy Vieira
Selena Williams
John Redlinger
Fate Reed
Dawn Hunter
Jerry Rousselle
Jamie Green
Randy Singleton
Priscilla Tyree
Andre Lawrence
Billy Leazer

Fifteen Year Employees
Demeca Wise
Ronald Woodson
Paul Gunter

Twenty Year Employees
Mandy Peters
Christopher Hale
Kenneth Kent
Daronna Cobb
Sonya Vieira
Christopher Hegwood

Thirty Year Employees 
Ken Ridling
Juanita Threadgill

• Lifesaver Award
Corporal Kenneth Kent
Kimberly Kent

• Humanitarian Award
Deputy Michael Gregg

• Retirement Recognition
Teri Key-Hoosen

Special Investigations Unit Division Deputy of the Year
S/A Kevin Watkins

. Detention Division Deputy of the Year
Detention Officer Donna McNeish

Criminal Investigation Division Deputy of the Year
Investigator Adriane Roop

• Patrol Division Deputy of the YearCorporal Romario Johnson

Court Services Division Deputy
Deputy Randy Singleton

Support Services Division Deputy
Corporal Jerry Taylor

Rookie of the Year
Deputy Andrew Archie

• Employee of the Year
Detention Tech Rena Swann

• Deputy of the Year
Deputy Amanda Peters

• Supervisory Award
Corporal Jack Redlinger

• One Year Employees
Andrew Archie
Monique Roberson
Arthur Holmes
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Henry Jones
Tony Mills
Trisan Edwards
David Jones
James Roach, Jr.
Melvin Chambers
Michael Gregg
Olivia Maupin
Debra Payne
Odalis Alberto
Derreck Bartlett
Dennis Gordon

Sheriff Brown visits the Capitol

Sheriff Brown along with other Sheriffs in Georgia visited the Legislative Session at the Capitol on February 14, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to continue rallying for compensation packages on behalf of law enforcement officers.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office 1st Recruitment Roundup in 2018

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 1st Recruitment Roundup Career on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 9:00 am -1:00pm. Each Division Commander spoke about the job duties and responsibilities of their divisions to the applicants. They were given the opportunity to ask questions to the Commanders during and after their presentations.

There were 25 applicants for Detention Officers and Deputy Sheriffs positions. Seven applicants qualified to be interviewed for Detention Officer, and eight applicants qualified to be interviewed for Deputy Sheriff.
NCSO participates in Community Events

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach program were honored to participate in many activities in the community during the months of February-March.

  • Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) Graduations:  Heard Mixon Elementary and Fairview Elementary
  • Career Day Events: Heard Mixon Elementary, East Newton Elementary, Live Oak Elementary and Strive Clubhouse
  • City Council Meetings
  • CHAMPS Classes taught at: Porterdale Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, and Heard Mixon Elementary
  • HOA/Neighborhood Watch Meetings
  • Activities: Crime and Grime @ Career Academy, Command Staff Meeting, Nelson Heights Community Center Job Fair, Family Fitness Day @ Theme School, Michelin Family Fun Day @ Legion Field, Observation Team Meeting (7 Habits) and Lakeia Stokes Day @ Denny Dobbs
Theme School photo
Sheriff Brown was a guest speaker at Newton County Theme School's Black History Month program on February 27, 2018. He spoke to students about his ladder to success in law enforcement, and how "choices equal chances" in life.
Crime & Grime photo
Sheriff Brown, along with Commissioner Nancy Schultz and members of the community discussed various topics concerning crime and safety at the Newton County Career
Academy on March 3, 2018.
Lakeisha Stokes photo
Lakeia Stokes invited citizens of Newton County to lunch and fellowship at Denny Dobbs Park on March 3 for the first Lakeia Stokes Day. The wounded Afghanistan veteran wanted
to thank the community for supporting her as she recovers by hosting the event. Members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Newton County Fire, Board of Commissioners and other community leaders were in attendance.
Living Legends Tribute

Sheriff Brown, Chief Carter, Lt. Gunter, Ms. Burch and Ms. Tate attended the Annual Black History Scholarship Gala “Living Legends Tributes” on February 24, 2018 where the Honorable Judge Horace Johnson was honored as the first African American elected to serve as Superior Court Judge on the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

Sheriff Brown, other elected officials, members of the clergy and Judge Johnson’s family and friends spoke very highly of his character, community involvement and personal and professional accomplishments.
Law Enforcement Chaplains Annual Conference
Chaplain conference photo

Sheriff Brown and the Chaplains with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office attended the conference in St. Simons Island, GA, March 6-9, 2018. Sheriff Brown was one of the speakers at this annual conference. With a message titled “A call for service commissioned by God”, Sheriff Brown delivered a very heartfelt message to the attendees which paid homage to the Chaplain’s. He reflected on the service of each chaplain and how he viewed them as Spiritual Shields or Angels in time of need.

Academy Graduation
Academy graduation photo

Mr. Davon Sydnor and Ms. Kaleasha. Hickman-Green graduated from the GPSTC-Police Academy/Athens on March 23, 2018. The ceremony was held at the Standridge Color Corp in Social Circle, GA. Sheriff Brown, Capt. Banks and Lt. Gunter attended the ceremony for agency support. Mr. Sydnor and Ms. Hickman-Green were sworn in as deputy sheriffs by Sheriff Ezell Brown upon returning to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Training Center.

Pastor and daughter generous donation to the Sheriff’s Office
Pastor pizza photo

On March 26, 2018, Pastor Ryan Wyatt of Church 213 in Covington, GA and his daughter brought pizzas to the Sheriff and his staff as an effort to show their support for law enforcement.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity Pastor Wyatt, and family.
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mr. Dustin Wooten was hired as a Detention Officer on February 19, 2018. Mr. Wooten was born in Conyers, GA and he has experience as a Security Officer.
  • Mr. Earnest Rogers was hired as a Deputy Sheriff, Bailiff on March 19, 2018. He was born in Morgan County, GA and he is a retired Deputy Chief Investigator for the DeKalb County Solicitor’s Office.
  • Mr. William Benjamin was hired as a Detention Officer on March 19, 2018. He is a native New Yorker and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Benjamin has prior experience in security, corrections, and public service.
  • Mr. Ryan Boston was hired as a Detention Officer on March 19, 2018. He was born in Conyers, GA and he had seven years of work experience prior to joining NCSO. Mr. Boston enjoys the outdoors.
  • Mr. Shawn Banks was hired as a Microsystems Specialist 1 on March 19, 2018. He is a Covington native and recently relocated to GA after living in Maryland and working in the Information Technology field in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Welcome aboard to all of our new employees from Sheriff Brown and his Outstanding Team.

We are elated to have you on our team and we hope this will be an exciting career move for you.
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