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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Training
Jail Operations Part 1
NCSO Training Room
September 6, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Jail Operations Part 2
NCSO Training Room
September 7, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
1st Aid CPR AED
NCSO Training Room
September 25, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Critical Tasks Part 1
NCSO Training Room
September 26, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Sheriff Brown thanks Board of Commissioners for pay increases

During Tuesday’s, July 25, 2017 board meeting the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a market adjustment salary increase for PEACE officers, jailers and firefighters. I would personally like to thank those Commissioners who pushed forward, procuring the votes to make that possible. I believe this decision is a step forward in helping breath life back into the public safety careers within Newton County.

It takes each of us working together on behalf of County employees and citizens to assure we take all things into account in an effort to provide the best services possible to Newton County communities.

Oxford Fourth of July Parade 2017
Fourth of July photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office participated in the annual Fourth of July Parade in Oxford on July 4, 2017. Sheriff Brown and his employees mingled with the citizens and passed out candy to everyone.

Fill the Bus
Fill the Bus photo

Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at Walmart on Salem Road and K-Mart on Highway 278 from July 1 - July 15, 2017 to collect donations and school supplies for the 6th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway.  A special thanks to all who contributed in making a difference in the lives of the students in Newton County.

Back To School Supply Giveaway
Back To School photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and its partners: The Salvation Army, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.-Chi Tau Omega Chapter, Washington Street Community Center, Shire, Covington News, City of Covington and Newton County Department of Family & Children Services hosted its 6th annual Back to School Supply Giveaway. The community came together to ensure our students were equipped for school and ready to learn.

Returning to school can be costly on parents, so our goal was to provide school supplies and serve the needs of students and their families, by making sure they were completely prepared for the upcoming school year. Services provided at the event included: free haircuts, dental care kits, vision screenings, voter registration and resource information.

We would like to thank the contributors, elected officials, partners, sponsors, supporters, volunteers and the Newton County community as a whole for making the Back to School Supply Giveaway an astonishing success. We prepared 5,513 backpacks with school supplies to distribute to students for the 2017-2018 school year.

You may view our photo gallery of this event and many other events the Newton County Sheriff’s Office hosted or participated in by logging on to: www.newtonsheriffga.org. Once you connect to the website, you can click on the Facebook icon at the top of the page on the right side.
Lt. Gunter speaks to the Royal Rangers on Prevention of Crime Victimization: Behaviors we should avoid

On July 23, 2017, Lt. Gunter was out visiting the scene of an old crime that happened in Newton County back in 1986. While he was there, he ran into the Royal Rangers (“One of the largest and foremost Christian boy’s mentoring programs”). Lt. Gunter engaged in conversations with the young men as to why they were out on a Sunday afternoon at this location.

Lt. Gunter proceeded to tell the young men the details of what happened in 1986 when a 13 year old teenager was abducted from a game room and killed. After discussing, Lt. Gunter stated “Royal Rangers, listen to me. Everyone listen to me. If a stranger is being uncharacteristically generous toward you, then you should be on high alert, mentally deciphering what is this person’s true motivations and intentions”.
Lt. Gunter also discussed with the young men:

  • Who is a stranger?
  • Who are safe strangers?
  • Recognizing and Handling Dangerous Situations.
Inv. Jack Simpson and Lt. Paul Gunter taught a class on “Fostering Positive Community Relations”

The “Fostering Positive Community Relations” is a segment of NCSO’s monthly block training classes. The class discusses some of the misunderstandings of law enforcement practices in the past. One of the topics discussed is how police functioned during the “Civil Rights Movement” and how they have changed their policing strategies in the 21st century.

Inv. Jack Simpson lectured the class on July 26, 2017 and discussed some of the famous cases he worked as a special agent while he was employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

For more information regarding the legacy of Inv. Jack B. Simpson you may “Google” his name and you will find a wealth of knowledge on his career as a courageous law enforcement officer.
Sheriff Brown attends NOBLE’s 41st Annual Training Conference
NOBLE photo

Sheriff Ezell Brown, along with many law enforcement leaders, was a Dias Guest for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Opening Plenary on Monday, July 31, 2017 held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.  NOBLE’s 41st Annual Training and Exhibition theme of this year’s conference was “Rooted in Our History – Investing in Our Future”.

“The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September 1976 during a three-day symposium to address crime in low-income urban areas”.

The mission of NOBLE is “To ensure EQUITY IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to JUSTICE BY ACTION”.
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