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Critical Tasks Part 1
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April 25, 2017
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Critical Tasks Part 2
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April 26, 2017
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1st Aid/CPR/AED
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May 8, 2017
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Sheriff Brown & Elected Officials Honored Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Lakeia Nicole Stokes

On March 3, 2017, Sheriff Brown and other elected officials of Newton County participated in a joyous celebration at the Covington Square to honor Sgt. Stokes. The Purple Heart and Presidential Coin recipient was escorted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.  She was honored with a Georgia House of Representatives resolution and proclamations from Covington and Newton County.

Sheriff Brown welcomed her back to a safe and prosperous county on behalf of himself and all the elected officials.

From left to right: Sheriff Brown, Chief Deputy Carter, Sgt. Stokes and Corporal Redlinger.
Celebrity Reader

Deputy Favel Edwards participated in a reading program @ The Newton County Elementary School. She read The Cat In The Hat to the students while encouraging them to read many different genres of books each week. Deputy Edwards also had a question and answer session to really see how much the students comprehended from the book.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office partnered with other agencies to assist tornado victims

Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department and the Newton County Ministers Union traveled to Albany, GA on March 6, 2017 to assist the tornado victims. They delivered clothes, diapers, food, televisions, toiletries and water to the victims.
NCSO Hosts “In the Heat of the Night” Fan Club

The Fan Club members visited NCSO on March 10, 2017 to go back down memory lane on many of the episodes of the show that were filmed in Covington, Ga.  Sheriff Will McComb (Ron Culbreth), who played the Sheriff in the series was among the fan club members to participate in this night of fun and laughter.  They took pictures and viewed one of the cars featured on the show.

NCSO – A Drive Down Memory Lane

On March 11, 2017, Deputy Young, Deputy Nesbitt and Mrs. Haley Giles of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office participated in a community event hosted by PruittHealth in Covington, GA.  NCSO was asked to assist with escorting Ms. Hazel Dalton around the county to various locations as part of PruittHealth’s Committed to Caring Project. The objective of the project was to give Ms. Dalton a view of how Newton County has developed over the years.

This year’s project was called “A Drive Down Memory Lane”. Ms. Dalton who has been a resident of Newton County since 1925 was escorted to different family homes in Newton County where she was welcomed with signs and posed for photographs with her family members.  They were also escorted to her old elementary school (Mansfield) where she attended in 1931. The Newton County Fire Department awaited her arrival at the school and they posed for photographs by the old school bell with Ms. Dalton and her family.

The final stops on this “Drive Down Memory Lane” journey with Ms. Dalton and her family were the Mansfield Baptist Church for a short service and the El Charro Mexican Restaurant for dinner with family, friends and staff from PruittHealth Care and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.  Ms. Dalton’s wish was fulfilled because she received a tour of all the sites that were important to her in Newton County.
Gang Awareness Seminar

Chief Jerry Carter, Lt. Williams, Sgt. Fountain, Investigator Mickey Kitchens and Cpl. Howell appeared on a panel at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office on March 22, 2017.  The purpose of the seminar was to inform Newton County School System’s Leadership Team on how to identify gangs and their many tactics used to lure teenagers into their world.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office receives CALEA Accreditation

On March 25, 2017, Sheriff Ezell Brown, Chief Jerry Carter, Capt. Sammy Banks, Sgt. Cortney Morrison and Commissioner Ronnie Cowan went before the CALEA commission and obtained official international accreditation through CALEA.
Accreditation status represents a monumental professional achievement and it also confirms that NCSO has policies and practices that are consistent with progressive professional international standards.

Sheriff Brown stated “We are extremely honored and proud to be accredited by CALEA.  This reinforces the high standards that we expect from our personnel and shows that we are aligned with international guidelines.  Receiving this accreditation will continue to instill greater public confidence in our agency and employees”.

The CALEA Accreditation award is valid for four years, and the agency is required to maintain continuous compliance during the award period.  An Assessment is conducted annually to ensure compliance is being maintained.

In conjunction with CALEA accreditation, the NCSO also holds Georgia State Certification, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) accreditation, and American Correction Association (ACA) accreditation.  These accreditations/certifications make NCSO eligible for the prestigious National Sheriff’s Association Triple Crown Award.
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