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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Training
1st Aid CPR AED
NCSO Training Room
August 21, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Critical Tasks Part 1
NCSO Training Room
August 22, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Critical Tasks Part 2
NCSO Training Room
August 23, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Sheriff Brown continues to meet with the Board of Commissioners reference pay increases

Sheriff Brown and employees of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office attended several meetings with the Board of Commissioners, Human Resources and Archer Company during the month of June.  The pay increases were approved by the Board of Commissioners back in April however; they are still working on a strategic plan to finalize the increases.

Sheriff Brown spoke @ the Quarterly Juvenile Stakeholders’ Luncheon

Sheriff Brown was the keynote speaker for the luncheon on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Turner Lake.  Sheriff updated the citizens on the Body Worn Cameras (BWC’s). His presentation to the Stakeholders was a thorough overview of the Body Worn Camera Project that included:

  • Definition of BWC
  • Reasons the Newton County Sheriff’s Office purchased the cameras
  • Benefits of the BWC’s
  • History and Accomplishments of the BWC’s
  • Facts and Statistics : NCSO purchased 100 cameras; 151 Officers have been trained on how to use the Body-Worn Cameras; 263 Staff Members have been trained on policy and procedures for the BWC’s
  • Citizen Statistics – Provided before BWC’s were implemented during the time frame January 2016- December 2016
  • Citizen Statistics – Provided statistics before and after the BWC’s were implemented during the time frame January 2017 – April 2017.
Chief Carter, Sgt. Cunningham, Deputy Salers, Ms. Burch, Ms. Giles and Ms. Tate accompanied Sheriff Brown at this luncheon and assisted with the presentation.
Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day photo

Sheriff Brown, along with Congressman Hank Johnson, State Representative Pam Dickerson and Commissioner Lanier Sims hosted the annual Family Fun Day at Turner Lake on June 5, 2017.  Families enjoyed the fellowship with each other and participated in activities that motivated them to just take off their hats on this joyous day and celebrate all the good times and delicious food that was served!

Commander’s Strategic Planning Follow-up Retreat

Commanders and members of the administrative staff of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office participated in a follow-up Strategic Planning Retreat on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The purpose of this follow-up Retreat was to clearly identify the focus areas discussed in the initial strategic planning sessions, to ensure that the commanders were moving toward improving in the focus areas of: Working Together; Accountability; Communication and Retention.

Commanders and staff were encouraged to: Share their success stories with the team; Share new learnings for them and their team, to share any problems or issues they were encountering and finally, to request assistance from others when needed.

All whom participated were happy to report positive changes in their work areas and all agreed to move forward in the focus areas that were discussed throughout the sessions.
First Annual Sergeant - Corporal’s Advance Summit

NCSO hosted its first annual Corporal-Sergeant’s Advance Summit at Turner Lake on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  The purpose of the Summit was to build, encourage and rejuvenate the Sheriff’s Office Division Commanders through team building, training and purpose driven methods with the objective of aligning each part of the agency to a unified vision.

The participants were given a confidential tailored assessment instrument. The instrument was designed to: a.) Help assess their preferred style of communication and problem solving, b.) Assess their strengths and developmental needs and c.) Determine their styles related to other’s styles.
Georgia Public Safety Training Center Police Academy 293rd and 294th Graduation
Graduation photo

Sheriff Brown, Capt. Banks and Lt. Gunter attended the 293rd and 294th Police Academy Basic Law Enforcement Graduation on June 16, 2017. The graduation ceremony was held in Winder Georgia @ The Winder Community Center. Capt. Banks and Lt. Gunter presented the employees with their credentials and certificates and Sheriff Brown swore them in as Peace Officers upon arriving back @ The Newton County Sheriff’s Office, in Covington, GA.

Sheriff Brown welcomes the Interns
Intern photo

Sheriff Brown and supervisors for 2017 met with their interns on June 19, 2017.  The Sheriff gave the interns an extensive overview of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office which included the mission statement, core values, duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office and the expectations of persons employed with NCSO.  The supervisors provided words of wisdom and they encouraged the interns to ask questions.  The six interns employed with NCSO for the summer are: Taylor Morehead, Abby Kelly, Dallas Worthy, Taliyah Maddox, Kyla Reynolds and Breosha Russ.

Ms. Taylor Morehead was assigned to Ms. Melissa Castro in the Human Resources. Ms. Abby Kelly and Ms. Dallas Worthy were assigned to Ms. Porter in Detention Administration.  Ms. Taliyah Maddox was assigned to Ms. Brandy Burch in Grant Administration. Ms. Kyla Reynolds was assigned to Ms. Latasha Williams in the Front Office and Ms. Breosha Russ was assigned to Ms. Daronna Cobb in evidence.
Sheriff Brown speaks @ the NAACP Meeting

Sheriff Brown was invited to speak @ the NACCP’s monthly meeting on June 22, 2017. Sheriff discussed with the group how the Newton County Sheriff’s Office got involved with the “Back to School Drive”.  Main Street hosted the “Back to School Drive” initially and when they were no longer able to continue this service, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office stepped up and carried the torch forward.

Sheriff stated there were limited partners in the beginning that participated in the annual drive.  However, as the drive moved forward, agencies and associations from around the Newton County Community began to partner with the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Brown also updated them on NCSO’s Body Worn Camera Project.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office receives Triple Crown Award
Reno photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office traveled to the National Sheriff’s Association Conference in Reno, Nevada, and received the National Sheriff’s Association Triple Crown Award on June 26, 2017.  This prestigious award was achieved as a result of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office simultaneously receiving the following accreditations: Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and American Correction Association (ACA).

Congratulations to Sheriff Brown and his “Outstanding Team” @ the Newton County Sheriff’s Office on receiving this prestigious award.
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ms. Karen Kenney was hired as a transcriptionist on June 26, 2017 in the Criminal Investigations Division.  Ms. Kenney has worked as an independent contractor for several different companies for the past 17 years.  She is excited to finally be wo rking outside her home.
  • Mr. Devin Graham was hired as a Detention Officer on June 29, 2017, in the Detention Center. His hobbies are weight lifting and boxing. Mr. Graham is excited to begin his career with NCSO.
Sheriff Brown and his “Outstanding Team” are delighted to have you on board!!!
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