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NCSO Awards Ceremony
February 2, 2019
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Sheriff Brown – Seasons

As the holiday season fast approaches and it’s time to roll up those sleeves or roll them down and prepare for one of the most wonderful times of the year!  The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and ponder ways in which we can bestow blessings upon those who are less fortunate.  Remember, the instant you consider others, your mindset and perspective broaden significantly.  As the renowned writer Winston Churchill so elegantly stated, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

During this holiday season, I encourage and entreat you to embrace it with delight and compassion.  Incorporate the spirit of peace and affection.  Freely give your benevolence with others; expect innovative blessings and rewarding experiences and most importantly, be thankful for every occasion to revel the wonders of your life.

I take this opportunity to wish you and your families’ remarkable health, love, exuberance, serenity and tranquility throughout this holiday season.
American Correctional Association (ACA) Audit
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The Newton County Sheriff’s Office underwent a rigorous first audit conducted by the American Correctional Association on November 12th through 14th, 2018.  Sheriff Brown welcomed auditors Steve Bailey, Marmie Schuster-Walker and Timothy Lippett to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.  The objective of the audit was to ensure total compliance with the standards established by ACA for a correctional facility.
ACA accreditation is intended to improve facility operations through adherence to clear standards relevant to all areas/operations of the facility, including safety, security, order, inmate care, programs, justice and administration.

The auditors were very impressed with the professionalism and proficiency of the overall operation of the sheriff’s office.  Comments made by the auditors include: “Impressed with the quality of life for the inmates” and consequently praised the staff for their firm commitment and dedication to ensuring the safety of the correctional facility.    The auditors were also impressed with the staff’s prompt response to the inmates’ needs. The auditors found no complaints from the inmates regarding the staff’s actions.  In speaking with a number of inmates, the auditors noted that the inmates’ comments regarding the food and care were outstanding.

In the final analysis, there were a total of 383 standards, of which 60 were mandatory and 323 were non-mandatory.  The auditors rated the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 100 percent on all standards, which was an incredible performance.  According to the auditors, it is highly unusual for an agency to receive 100 percent on the re-certification process; therefore, they found that this re-certification speaks volume regarding the professionalism displayed in this agency and it’s very challenging to maintain such level of proficiency over a three-year period.  In addition, the auditors stated they would share the great work we do with other facilities throughout the nation.  By maintaining this accreditation, we have maintained our status as a Triple Crown agency which means we are among the top 5 agencies in Georgia, and the top 40 in the nation.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT) Graduation
RSAT graduation photo

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office held the first graduation ceremony for the RSAT Program on Friday, November 16, 2018. There were four (4) participants that graduated from NCSO’s award winning program that teaches the participants coping skills and gives them the tools required to succeed and to live as law abiding citizens.

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council awarded NCSO $62,670.00 to implement an evidence-based substance abuse treatment program back in March 2018 to assist in reducing drug abuse and recidivism.  NCSO initiated the first RSAT class in August 2018, administering ninety (90) consecutive days of residential substance abuse treatment.  Providing services through the Newton County RSAT program affords inmates the opportunity to be rehabilitated while incarcerated.

Sheriff Ezell Brown is committed to more than just incarcerating a person for their crimes. He is even more committed and passionate about investing in the recovery and improvement process of those whom have lost their way.  He feels this program allows inmates to take the right step towards repairing their lives before reentry back into the community.  Sheriff Brown also understands that individuals who are suffering with some form of addiction have contact with law enforcement before any type of substance abuse treatment intervention.  With that said, it is our hope that this initiative will reach beyond the prison walls and back into the community.  This first class to graduate has shown the program is truly beneficial and we expect nothing but great things to come from this substance abuse treatment program.
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 month of October.

  • City Council Meetings: Mansfield and Newborn
  • HOA/Neighborhood Watch Meetings: Summer Walk, Overlook Pass and Silos/Ellington Subdivision
  • Schools taught: Live Oak Elementary, East Newton Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Heard Mixon Elementary and Middle Ridge Elementary
  • Activities/Events:  Stonlea Subdivision Block Party, Feed the Homeless, Indian Creek Middle Fall Festival, Mansfield Baptist 5-K, Porterdale Elementary Fall Festival, Hero’s Feast-Central Church, Mt. Zion First Baptist Church Community Day, Kids R” s Great Preschool and Georgia Sheriff’s Association Champs - McDonough
NCSO leaders awarded FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award
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Congratulations to Chief Deputy Jerry Carter, Sgt. Michael Cunningham, Sgt. Cortney Morrison and Investigator Clinton French on receiving this prestigious Law Enforcement Executive Development Association award.    

The Mission of FBI-LEEDA is to advance the science and art of law enforcement leadership and promote the exchange of information to improve law enforcement management practices through training, education, and networking among police professionals across the United States and beyond.
NCSO Thanksgiving 2018

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office expresses its’ sincere thanks and appreciation to Sellers Inc. for their kindness in providing turkeys for the employees and families in the community for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Sellars and the sheriff’s office provided 62 turkeys to the Newton County Minister’s Union to provide meals to the homeless and those who could not afford a meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Brown and Staff would like to welcome you to the Outstanding Newton County Sheriff’s Office!

  • Mr. Keldrick Hunter - Deputy Sheriff
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