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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Training
Jail Operations Part 1
NCSO Training Room
July 12, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Jail Operations Part 2
NCSO Training Room
July 13, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
1st Aid CPR AED
NCSO Training Room
July 24, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Critical Tasks Part 1
NCSO Training Room
July 25, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Sheriff Brown participates in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) send off

“The award-winning Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) is a joint project of Georgia State University and local, state, federal, and international law enforcement and public safety agencies.  In partnership with the corporate sector and civic groups, it offers law enforcement executive development programs by focusing on peer-to-peer on-site training and on international cooperation.  GILEE has sponsored professional training exchanges of law enforcement leaders from the U.S. and abroad.  Since the 1992 inception of GILEE, more than 1,400 law enforcement officials have participated in over 400 different programs”.

“Each year, GILEE takes top U.S. law enforcement officials to Israel and other countries to learn valuable security tactics from their counterparts.  They learn best practices from expert peers who frequently handle bombings and other terrorist threats in and to America.  They continue to address other unique crime problems and the need to balance a variety of requests for public service”.

On May 8, 2017, Sheriff Brown and Capt. Banks attended the 25th annual GILEE send off at Cox Enterprise.  A delegation of police chiefs, and other law enforcement officials traveled to Israel this year.

NCSO offers Citizen’s Firearm Safety Course

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office Training Division hosted a Citizen’s Firearm Safety Course on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  The class consisted of information on laws governing use of deadly force, firearm safety and, nomenclature of the basic revolver and semiautomatic pistols.  The participants had a chance to complete a course of firearms at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Firing Range.

Probate Judge Melanie Bell taught on the laws governing the use of firearms and the process of obtaining firearms license.
Deputy Justin White was honored during National Police Week –
May 14-20, 2017
Justin White photo

May 14-20, 2017 represented the week we nationally honor our law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. A memorial honoring Deputy Justin White was displayed in the lobbies of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the Westside Precinct, the Courthouse, the Historical Courthouse and the County Administrative Building during National Police Week. 

The exhibits throughout the County displayed a photo of Deputy Justin White and various memorial items awarded in his honor, such as the Medal of Honor, resolutions from the House of Representatives, and the State Flag which flew over the Capital donated by Governor Nathan Deal.
National Police Week 2017 – Honoring and Remembering Our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
Honor Guard photo

“In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.  Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others”.

On May 13, 2017, members of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard participated in the Candlelight Vigil in Washington D.C.  Members of the Honor Guard who participated in several events during National Police Week included, Sgt. Mike Cunningham, Sgt. Tyrone Major, Cpl. Tremelle Riley, Cpl. Jacob Rice, Deputy Josh Hicks and Deputy George Jefferson.

On May 14, 2017, the Honor Guard “Stood Watch for the Fallen”. Lastly on May 15, 2017, the Honor Guard participated in the “Wreath Vigil Ceremony.

Thanks to each of you for representing the Newton County Sheriff’s Office with excellence in Washington, D. C. during National Police Week.
Sheriff Brown speaks at the Federal Reserve Bank during National Police Week
Federal Reserve photo

On May 16, 2017, Sheriff Ezell Brown, Chief Jerry Carter, Capt. Sammy Banks, Lt. Paul Gunter, Corporal Jack Redling, Lt. Selena Williams, Chaplain David Moody, Deputy Susan Young, Ms. Brandy Burch, Ms. Laura Tate, Ms. Haley Giles and Mr. Derrick Barnes attended a ceremony at Federal Reserve Bank in Honor of National Police Week.  Sheriff Brown lost one of his very own officers in November 2016 and was invited to be the guest speaker at this prestigious event.

Sheriff Brown stated “It is truly an honor to be here with each and every one of you today as we pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for cities, states, and counties across the nation.  I would like to thank the Federal Reserve staff and Chief Brooks for inviting me to be the guest speaker at this prestigious event.  Although I have been Sheriff for nine (9) years and worked for more than Forty-Two (42) years in Newton County, the loss of one of my officers this past year proved to be the greatest challenges of my career.  There is truly no greater honor than to know a person who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Patrolman Justine White and others knew that the streets were not safe; but, they continued day after day to enforce the laws of this state. They dedicated themselves to keeping the peace, serving and protecting citizens”.

 “We are eternally grateful to former President John F. Kennedy for signing a proclamation declaring May 15th, Peace Officer Memorial Day. The week has come to be known as National Police Week.  Since 1962, members of law enforcement agencies have continued to recognize the dedication of their officers and to honor those killed in the line of duty.”
“Last year, 2016, we lost 143 officers in the United States of America according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website.  Unfortunately, 9 of those officers were killed in Georgia”.

Sheriff Brown noted that “Wearing the badge can be a passport to harm’s way”.  He concluded his speech with the following statements:

  • “We are called to do a job that is taxing to the mind, spirit and soul.  However, it is a job that is necessary and we wear the BADGE proudly.
  • May God bless you and all other law enforcement officers in this nation and most of all may God bless those who gave their lives in serving this nation.
  • Thank you again to the Federal Reserve Bank for bringing us together today for the beginning of National Police Week”!
Annual Georgia Public Safety Memorial - Forsyth, Georgia
GPSTC photo

On May 22, 2017, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and family members of Deputy Justin White were in attendance at this Memorial Ceremony where Governor Nathan Deal gave the keynote address.

“The men and women whose names appear on the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Wall have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect our state”, said Governor Deal.  “Public safety is one of the most important and solemn obligations we undertake in state government, and it is vital for the well-being of Georgians.  We are forever thankful for the bravery and courage these officers demonstrate each day.”

“The Georgia Public Safety Memorial Wall was dedicated in 1997 to recognize public safety professionals from all disciplines including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, corrections, and prosecutors who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Honorees are nominated by their agency or the public and are approved by the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Committee and the Board of Public Safety”.
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