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Jail Operations Part 1
August 19, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center


Jail Operations Part 2
August 20, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center


Scenario Based
August 22, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center

Scenario Based
August 23, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center
Scenario Based
September 19, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center
Scenario Based
September 20, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center
Critical Tasks Part 1
September 23, 2019
0800 to 1700
Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Sheriff Ezell Brown is very passionate, purposeful and profound in guaranteeing that personnel of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the citizens of Newton County are kept abreast of laws passed by the Georgia General Assembly each year that impact their lives. July 1st, 2019 marked a new fiscal year for the State of Georgia, which meant that several new laws took effect. Sheriff Brown hereby publishes a number of those laws for the convenience of the citizens of Newton County, as well as his staff.

House Bill 62: This bill was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp. Under this new law, medical offices that conduct mammograms are now required to allow patients to know when their results show dense breast tissue, which may require additional testing. Additionally, this bill requires the mammogram results summary to include information regarding next steps and the reason for the notification.

The law also mandates the results summary should include details regarding the next steps and the reason for notification. It was given the nickname “Margie’s Law” in recognition of Margie Singleton, a Savannah resident, who had a delayed diagnosis, possibly due to dense breast tissue. There is an excess of thirty states with this type of legislation currently in place.

Senate Bill 18: This bill allows physicians to provide health care to a patient through a direct primary care agreement, without being subject to insurance regulations. A direct primary care agreement allows a patient to directly contract with a doctor without insurance. For example, one might pay a doctor a set amount for unlimited visits per month. This is generally used for primary care visits and would not be used for emergency visits. This is an alternative to insurance for some and could potentially assist in encouraging more physicians to practice medicine, particularly in rural areas of the state.

House Bill 217 exempts syringe services programs from civil and criminal liability for possession, distribution and exchange of hypodermic syringes and needles, regardless of knowledge of its drug-related use.

House Bill 228 raises the minimum age for marriage to 17 years and limit the age difference to four years when a minor is involved. The current marriage age is 16 years.
Sheriff Brown speaks at Public Service Appreciation Day
Sheriff Pentecost photo

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Sheriff Ezell Brown served as guest speaker for the Voices of Pentecost Church’s Public Service Appreciation Day and upon conclusion, received an award for his many years of service to the Law Enforcement Profession, presented by Senior Pastor Gavin Moon (far left), Kasey Carter of the Rockdale Fire Department, and Youth Pastor John Fogarty (far right). Sheriff Brown entitled his message, “A Call for Service Commissioned by God.”

In his address to the congregation, Sheriff Brown used several scriptures; and one particular scripture he used was Mark 10:45, which states, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as ransom for man.” Sheriff Brown stated, “Most of our assignments are ordained by God; they are not by circumstance or something one chooses to do in order to kill time.”

He went on to say that “public servants are called upon to aid others in difficult situations. As law enforcement officers, we are called upon when someone’s life is in danger and consequently, someone is needed to intervene. When a crime is committed, we are tasked with solving the case.” He said, “Firefighters are called upon when homes or other buildings are on fire, they risk their lives by running into buildings to save the lives of others. Communications dispatchers receive panic calls from people seeking help and they are tasked with dispatching the appropriate units to the scene.”

According to Sheriff Brown, “the charge on our lives as human beings isn’t easy and each of us carry a heavy burden; a burden of others’ pain and grief.”

Sheriff Brown concluded his message by saying, “Each of you here today truly live by and understand the code, ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’ Your requirement includes great sacrifice, commitment, dedication, love for others, passion for the service and most importantly, the love for the God we serve.” Finally, he said, “Today, we appreciate you and we thank you; thank you for being Newton County public servants. To the members of this great church, thank you for pausing to remember our public servants.”
New location for NCSO/Tax Assessor/Tag Office

Sheriff Ezell Brown is very excited about utilizing the new Westside Precinct as an additional service provider for the citizens of Newton County. In addition to providing protection for county residents, it will also serve as a valuable asset for those residents desiring to pay their taxes, tags and property assessments.

Fans donated to senior citizens

Sheriff Ezell Brown and District 4 Commissioner, J.C. Henderson donated fans to 50 plus senior citizens at the Newton County Senior Citizens Center.  NCSO was able to contribute to this worthy cause through the Random Act of Kindness initiative.  The citizens were excited about the generosity of receiving the fans from Sheriff Brown and Commissioner Henderson.

Academy Graduation

Mr. Ryan McMurry graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Athens, GA on June 14, 2019. Sheriff Brown, Capt. Banks, Lt. Gunter and other staff members attended the ceremony. Mr. McMurry was sworn in as deputy sheriff by Sheriff Brown.

Sheriff Ezell Brown receives award
Legacy Award photo

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Sheriff Brown was grateful to receive the Honor and Legacy Award at the 4th Annual Newton County Senior Services Awards Banquet.

NCSO’s School Resource Officers complete Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings training
School Resource photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) School Resource Officers (SRO) recently completed the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) course in Socorro, New Mexico.  The training was conducted June 24-June 27.

The IRTB course provided SROs with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely respond to terrorist incidents involving explosives. The IRTB course focuses on first responder health and safety by addressing personal protection issues that arise when responding to terror incidents involving commercial and homemade explosive.

Additionally, the course includes information on the recognition of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); terrorist organizations, both foreign and domestic; and lessons learned from past terrorist incidents. This information has better prepared SROs to safely recognize and respond to terrorist bombing threats.

SROs Can Now:

  • Recognize the history and current threat of terrorist bombings to the United States and its communities by domestic and international terrorist groups.
  • Identify explosive physical blast effects and hazard mitigation techniques for personal protection.
  • Identify Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and their components.
  • Identify tactics and techniques used by terrorists to conduct attacks using explosives.
  • Identify personal protection considerations for a safe response to a pre-blast and post-blast bombing incident.
  • Identify response priorities and procedures during a post-blast incident for the initial incident response.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Graduation

On Friday, July 26, 2019, The Newton County Sheriff’s Office graduated seven (7) participants in the fifth class of the Residential Substance Abuse Program (RSAT). The graduation ceremony was held at the Newton County Historic Court House.

The Guest Speaker, Mr. Douglas Tuller, an inspirational speaker who is a proud co-founder of the Tuller House. Mr. Tuller shared his troubled life story with the graduates, his early life led him to incarceration for 13 years. During those years of incarceration, Mr. Tuller found his passion of helping others as he would tutor other inmates, and mentor them. Mr. Tuller encouraged the men that it is never too late to make a positive difference within themselves, and that they can succeed in life.

Sheriff Ezell Brown is committed to more than incarcerating a person for their crimes; he is passionate about investing in the recovery and improvement process of those who have lost their way by providing resources to inmates to take the rights steps towards repairing their lives before re-entry back into the community.
NCSO’s Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) Unit

NCSO’s H.E.A.T. Unit performed car safety inspections on Friday, June 28th at the Kroger’s on Salem Road and Saturday, June 29th at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Blvd. The Deputies spoke to 37 citizens regarding child safety and 11 car seats were inspected. The primary goals of the H.E.A.T. Unit are: (1) reduce impaired driving crashes; (2) reduce excessive speeding; (3) increase the safety belt usage rate; and (4) educate the public about traffic safety.

Oxford Fourth of July Parade 2019
Fourth July photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office participated in the annual Fourth of July Parade in Oxford on July 4, 2019. Sheriff Brown and members from his staff intermingled with the citizens of Newton County while enjoying this joyous celebration.

Fill the Bus
Fill Bus photo

Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at Walmart on Salem Road 278 from July 12-July 14. 2019 and July 19 – July 21, 2019 to collect donations and school supplies for the 8th 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.

Sheriff’s Summer Training Conference
Sheriff Kemp photo

Sheriff Ezell Brown attended the summer conference that was held at the Legacy Lodge in Buford, GA July 23-25, 2019. The conference featured specialized training and information regarding best practices, procedures, and current concerns of law enforcement relating to the Office of Sheriff.

Governor Brain Kemp joined the Sheriffs in discussing ways state and federal agencies can work together with local law enforcement agencies to dismantle gangs and keeping our communities safe.
Back To School Supply Giveaway
Back To School photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and its partners hosted their 8th annual Back to School Supply Giveaway on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Newton County High School.

Partners of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office include: The Salvation Army, Shire, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, The Covington News, Newton County DFCS, City of Covington, Washington Street Community Center, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Covington Area Alumnae Chapter, Piedmont Newton Women’s Leadership Alliance, the Rotary Club of Covington, C.H.A.N.C.E, Start Wheels, Unique Nails & Tan, the Boys and Girls Club of Newton County, Michelin Tire Company, and Snapping Shoals EMC.

This event was a tremendous success, as communities throughout Newton County joined together to ensure that our children were able from a paraphernalia perspective, to begin and/or return to school thoroughly prepared academically and scholastically.

Children of parents beginning and/or returning to school can be terribly financially burdensome; therefore, our objective was to expand the services at this year’s Back to School Supply Giveaway event in order to assist those parents, as well as teachers with this enormous expense.

In addition to providing bookbags and others supplies for our children at this event, other services included free haircuts, vision screenings, dental-care kits and voter registration.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is eternally grateful for the invaluable assistance rendered by the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services in providing resources and entertainment during the Back to School Supply Give-Away Event.

We also take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all the sponsors, volunteers, contributors, supporters, as well as the entire Newton County community for their assistance in making this year’s back to school supply giveaway event an amazing success. We prepared over 6,300 backpacks with school supplies to distribute to students for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you to all who contributed in making a difference in the lives of the children of Newton County.
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 months of June and July.

  • City Council Meetings: Attended two city council meetings
  • HOA/Neighborhood Watch Meetings: Lochwolde Subdivision, Spring Valley Subdivision, High Grove Trail Subdivision and Double Gate Subdivision and Westminster Subdivision
  • Activities:  Friends & Family Day – Turner Lake, Cub Scouts Event, WSCC Jazz in the Village, Oxford College Field trip-Boys & Girls Club, First Responders Appreciation, Emmanuel Community Church – Kids Talk, Juneteenth Parade, Community Clean-Up Day, New Beginnings Community Health Fair, Top Golf – Boys & Girl Club, Back To School Golf Tournament, Bookbag Fund Raiser, Fill the Bus Events and  Back to School Supply Giveaway at Newton High School
Top Golf photo
NCSO staff escorts Newton County Boys & Girl Club to Top Golf Atlanta.
Golf photo
NCSO hosts its first annual Back To School Golf Tournament at The Oaks Golf Course.
Bookbag Drive photo
NCSO hosts its first annual Back To School Bookbag Drive at Denny Dobbs Park.
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ms. E’Taysheuna Colley was hired as a part-time Administrative Technician on June 10, 2019. 
  • Mr. Jonathan Bruce was hired as a Detention Officer on June 10, 2019. He worked for the Newton County Water Authority previously and he’s looking forward to a long career with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Mr. Marco Killingsworth was hired as a Detention Officer on June 10, 2019.  He enjoys playing basketball and swimming.
  • Mr. Devin Bullock was hired as an Intern on July 10, 2019. 
  • Ms. Madison Bradford was hired as an Intern on June 10, 2019.
  • Ms. Taliyah Maddox was hired as an Intern on June 10, 2019.
  • Ms. Nailah Zareef was hired as an Intern on June 10, 2019.
Sheriff Brown and his Staff are honored to have you a part of this Triple Crown Agency!
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