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9th Annual NCSO Awards
February 16, 2018
6:00pm - until
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

In reviewing the strategic plans and goals set forth for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for 2017, we successfully completed the following strategic plans and goals:

  • Certified as a Triple Crown Agency
  • Continued to maintain and build a bridge of trust between the Sheriff’s Office and community at large by participating in Community Forums and Events, cleaned up communities, embraced various projects,  mentored children in the communities throughout the year, and devised task force to address high crime neighborhood concerns
  • Employees completed 27,240 training hours
  • Ensured that newly assigned employees attended specialized trainings and completed all certifications
  • Hosted the first Commander’s Strategic Planning Retreat and follow-up sessions conducted by the Fosters (Organization By Design, LLC firm)
  • Hosted the first Corporals and Sergeants Advance Summit and follow-up sessions by the Fosters (Organization By Design, LLC)
  • Increased the salaries and compensations for employees
  • Live2Lead Conference – Employees from all divisions attended this training for the first time in 2017

In addition to the goals above the Explorers attended the Boy Scouts of America Winterfest competition in which they received 2nd place.  We also received the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T.) grant through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and we were awarded another grant for the 2017 Body Worn Cameras.

Christmas Gifts to NCSO

Newton County Sheriff’s Office received gift cards for Christmas for all employees from Stephanie Lindsey (Lindsey Law Firm).

We extend our warm hearts to Attorney Stephanie Lindsey and the Lindsey Law Firm for always thinking about us and for keeping us on their “Christmas Wish List”.

Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Lindsey (Lindsey Law Firm), Sheriff Ezell Brown.
NCSO participates in Community Events & Fall Festivals

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program were honored to participate in many activities in the community during the months of November and December. 

  • Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) Graduations
  • City Council Meetings
  • HOA/Neighborhood Watch Meetings
  • Porterdale Elementary Fall Festival
  • Sheriff’s Guardian Angel Giveaway
  • Washington Street Community Center Grandparents escorted to the Journey’s End in Loganville, GA
  • West Newton Relay For Life

Porterdale Elementary Fall Festival

West Newton Relay For Life

Washington Street Community Center Grandparents escorted to the Journey’s End in Loganville, GA

Sheriff’s Guardian Angel Giveaway
Newton County opens Tag Renewal Kiosk

Sheriff Brown celebrated the opening of the Tag Renewal Kiosk on December 7, 2017 along with other Dignitaries in Newton County. The kiosk is located at 5341 Highway 20 South, Covington, GA. Residents in Newton County will be able to renew their vehicle registration at the Kiosk by following the instructions posted.
To use the kiosk:

  1. “Your vehicle(s) must be registered in a participating county.
  2. You must have a valid Georgia State driver’s license.
  3. Your address must be correct on your renewal notice.
  4. You must have proof of liability insurance on file (if applicable).
  5. You must have a Vehicle Emission Inspection on file (if applicable).
If you meet all requirements shown above, you may renew up to 10 vehicle registrations per transaction at a kiosk. If you have additional questions, please contact your local Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office”.
Congratulations - Ms. Debra Payne Crime and Intelligence Analyst in the Criminal Investigations Division
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Ms. Payne had to complete the necessary requirements below before she was certified:

  • Become familiar with the laws of the state
  • College courses of an Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Crime Analysis Applications
  • Criminal Intelligence and Analysis
  • Criminal Investigation Analysis
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency
  • Minimum of 400 hours internship with a Crime Intelligence Analysis Unit with a law enforcement agency
  • Obtain a letter from a supervisor stating employee has gained sufficient knowledge of a criminal justice system and criminal law as a result of on-the-job-work
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Academy Graduations
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Mr. Johnathan Hicks and Ms. Moedjirah Vandelisle graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Athens, GA on December 15, 2017; Sheriff Brown, Capt. Banks, and Lt. Gunter attended the ceremony. Mr. Hicks and Ms. Vandelisle were sworn in by Sheriff Brown at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office as deputy sheriffs later that evening.

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Mr. Jathan Nagrodski graduated from the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy in Covington, GA on December 19, 2017; Sheriff Brown, Capt. Banks and Lt. Gunter attended the ceremony. Mr. Nagrodski was sworn in by Sheriff Ezell Brown as deputy sheriff at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office on December 20, 2017.
First Annual Newton County Service Awards Ceremony
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The Newton County Board of Commissioners hosted the 1st Annual Service Awards Ceremony on December 19, 2017 at the Historic Courthouse Boardroom.
The employees listed below were presented awards for 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 years of service.

Noel Anson, Brandy Burch, Kurt Collins, Bill Cooper, Michael Gibbons, Carlos Gonzalez, Ronda Gresham, Milton Hightower, James McGilvray, Brian Moore, William Newsom, Beth O’Donnell, Randy Peters, Christopher Richardson, Kathryn Rider, Gena Townsend, Kenna White, James Wilson

Richard Aaron, Cathleen Davis, Crystal Dooley, Keyra Fray, Jamie Green, Joshua Haynes, Dawn Hunter, Andre Lawrence, Billy Leazer, Carldon Mulkey, Mark Pitts, John Redlinger, Fate Reed, Jerry Rousselle, Randy Singleton, Robin Standard, Billy Stanley, Tiffany Stevens, Mae Stodghill, Horace Stroud, David Thomas, Priscilla Tyree, Jeremy Vieira,  Sarae Walton, Selena Williams, Ronald Woodson

Lynda Allen, Paul Gunter, Curtis Hardeman, William Holcombe, William Hyde, Windy Koutras, Lynda Middlebrooks, Randall Moncrief, Linda Petty, Thomas Robinson,  Demeca Wise

Richard Bradshaw, Tammy Cheek, Daronna Cobb, Christopher Hale, Veronica Hardy, Christopher Hegwood, Kenneth Kent,  Maynard Kerrick, Brian Massey, Amanda Peters, Franklin Stokes, Sonya Vieira, Derrick Weems, Jennifer Williams, Teresa Williams

Brent Langley

Carol Threadgill

Congratulations to each of you from Sheriff Brown and his Outstanding Team @ the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
Community Service Partnership Award
Sheriff Ezell Brown was honored to receive the Community Service Partnership Award from the “Chi Tau Omega” Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on December 17, 2017. This award was given in honoring the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for partnering with the “Chi Tau Omega” Chapter for meeting their goal of distributing 1 million backpacks to students!!!
Newton County Sheriff’s Office 19th Annual Toy Ride
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office hosted the 19th Annual Toy Ride on December 16, 2017 to raise funds and toys during the Christmas Holiday for families in need of assistance. The citizens of Newton County supported us tremendously with this fund raiser.

We are appreciative for your loyalty, and inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors such as yourself who answer the call to give annually for this worthy cause.
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Sheriff Ezell Brown and his “Outstanding Employees” with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office continued with this traditional holiday event in spite of the cold temperatures. Everyone enjoyed the activities, food and the warm fellowship among each other.

Christmas is a festive season of the year when we connect with family, friends and organizations to share good memories, exchange gifts and assist others as needed. Our mission to serve families in need is made possible through generous donations by each and every one of you. We blessed 241 families and 860 children this Christmas Season!!!
Community Service Partnership Award
We would like to thank Sellers Inc. for providing turkeys to the employees at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, and many of our families in the community for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are so grateful for your generous donations.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Sheriff Ezell Brown and his employees, Newton County Ministers’ Union and Sellars Inc., and many volunteers were honored to serve meals on Thanksgiving Day to several hundred citizens of Newton County. The traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings was held at the Newton County Theme School located on 2207 Williams St NE, Covington, GA 30014 from 11:00am – 02:00pm.
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mr. Jathan Nagroski was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on December 11, 2017. Mr. Nagroski enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He is a Chicago Bears fan.
  • Ms. Kierra Bell was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on November 27, 2017. She is a big fan of the TV show Law and Order Special Victims Unit. Ms. Bell’s favorite hobbies include cooking, swimming and playing basketball.
  • Mr. Stephen Huenke was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on November 27, 2017. Mr. Huenke was employed with the ABC Company for five years. He is a New York Yankees fan.
  • Mr. Troy Mason was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on November 27, 2017. Mr. Mason was an EMT/Firefighter for thirteen years. He is a big sports fan.
  • Ms. Janki Navin was hired as an Administrative Technician in the Detention Center on November 27, 2017. Ms. Navin was employed with County Pride previously. She loves working with people and she is a great problem solver.
  • Ms. Kayla Ruff was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on November 27, 2017. She loves singing and playing basketball.

Welcome aboard to all of our new employees from Sheriff Brown and his Outstanding Team. We are looking forward to working with you!

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