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19th Annual Toy Ride
December 9, 2017
10:30am - until
NCSO Toy Giveaway
December 15, 2017
  Sheriff Brown photoSomething to Talk About:

Sheriff Brown continues to research the compensation packages for his employees

Even though all employees received an increase during the month of July, Sheriff Brown is continuing to work with the Newton County’s Human Resources in advancing the compensation package for employees with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.  The New Pay Rate Classification Plan proposals will include career path steps, better retirement plan, reinstating Annual Cost-of-living (COLA) and merit increases for all employees.

Employees have been challenged to complete an in-depth survey of their duties and responsibilities of their current jobs.  Once the surveys have been reviewed, and given feedback, Sheriff Brown and his Command Staff will work towards making the necessary adjustments to positions, job descriptions, etc. and present them to the Board of Commissioners. We’re hoping to complete this project by the Spring of 2018 in order for the changes to become effective on July 1, 2018.

NCSO Deputies honored on October 2, 2017
Vietnam veterans photo

Honorable Judge Samuel D. Ozburn recognized thanked and honored the United States military veterans from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office who served during the Vietnam War. The deputies who received awards on October 2nd were:

  • Deputy Leon Jones, Sergeant United States Army – Deputy Jones served from September 1966 to September 1968.
  • Deputy James Henry Bell, Specialist Four United States Army – Deputy Bell served from September 1973 to September 1976.
Sheriff Brown and his “Outstanding Team” at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are proud of you and we thank you for serving our Country!
NCSO participates in Community Events & Fall Festivals

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were thrilled to participate in many of the Fall Festivals and Church events during the month of October:  

  • Family and Friends Day Mt. Zion AME
  • Fall Festival – Legion Field
  • DeKalb 5K Run
  • Safety Patrol Induction – Porterdale Elementary
  • Home Depot Kids Safety Day
  • Abiding Grace Fall Festival
  • Fairview Fall Festival
  • Macedonia Baptist Church 175th Church Anniversary
  • United Fellowship Community Fall Festival
  • Change the World @ Covington First United UMC
  • Lights out Afterschool Rally @ Newton High
  • Team Taylor Walk
  • South Salem Fall Festival
Inv. Jack Simpson and Former FBI Senior Special Agent (SSA), William Hinshaw spoke on the Topic-Fostering Community Relations

On October 25, 2017, Lt. Paul Gunter of NCSO’s Training Division invited Inv. Simpson and SSA Hinshaw to speak and share their past experiences as former FBI agents in the class entitled “Fostering Community Relations “and policing in the 20th century.  They discussed challenges they faced during the Civil Rights Era and how it has shaped policing today.

Inv. Simpson and SSA Hinshaw were active in several of the high profile civil rights cases during the 50’s and 60’s. Inv. Simpson worked on the Lemuel Penn Murder case and SSA Hinshaw was there also as a member of the 82nd Airborne US Army.

Inv. Simpson told the class that he was instrumental in obtaining a confession from Klansman James Lackey in the Samuel Penn case. SSA Hinshaw told the class that members of the 82nd Airborne were prepared to parachute into the Athens area to declare Marshall Law and attempt to solve the Penn murder case. They were notified to cancel the jump as a result of the case being solved by Special Agent Simpson’s ability to obtain a confession from James Lackey.

Inv. Jack Simpson is currently employed with the Newton County Sheriff’s office in the Criminal Investigations Division.  Retired SSA William Hinshaw is currently working as a private investigator in the Atlanta area. They are forever making contributions in their respective communities.
Agent Felecia Jefferson honored by The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
Jefferson photo

On Saturday, October 28, 2017 NCNW, Rockdale - Newton Section hosted the 3rd annual Lady Loves Her Hats Luncheon.  The event was held at the J.P.Carter Community Center in Conyers, GA and they paid tribute to “Unsung Heroes “who have made a difference in Newton and Rockdale Counties.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that one of our employees, Agent Felecia Jefferson was honored. She has mentored several youth in the Newton County School System and the community while assigned as a School Resource Officer. Agent Jefferson was recognized for her community service through Public Safety.

Congratulations Agent Felecia Jefferson from Sheriff Brown and his “Outstanding Team” at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office!
Newton County Sheriff’s Office Annual Halloween Candy Patrol
Candy patrol photo

NCSO Annual Candy Patrol allows for a fun and safe environment to bring the entire family together on Halloween night. Sheriff Brown, Chief Carter, Captain Banks, Brandy Burch, CHAMPS, Community Outreach, Explorers and Community Policing Divisions joined forces to support this effort by passing out over 12,000 treats at Covington Square and Kroger in Newton Plaza on October 31, 2017.

NCSO host the 11th Annual Halloween Shut-In

Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Community Supervision sponsored this annual event on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Deputy Veronica Williams along with Probation and Parole Officers sponsored this annual event for those sex offenders under supervision.  The goal of the event was to keep the high risk sex offenders from having any contact with children on Halloween night.

The sex offenders listened to presentations from guest speakers for this year’s event which included Sheriff Brown with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the Honorable Judge Horace Johnson Jr. with the Superior Court of Newton County, Amber Bennett and Binford Bramblett with the District Attorney’s Office.  The sex offenders received a wealth of knowledge from each of the presenters and there was a “Question and Answer” session after each guest completed their presentation.

There are currently 273 registered sex offenders in Newton County.  You may view a current list of the registered sex offenders by logging on to our website - www.newtonsheriffga.org
Welcome To The Newton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mr. William Childers was hired as a Detention Officer on October 2, 2017 Detention center.  Mr. Childers is a lifelong resident of Newton County and he is a coach for two recreational baseball teams. He is a Georgia Bulldogs fan.
  • Ms. Sandra Parker was hired as a Detention Technician on October 30, 2017, in the Detention Center. She has worked in the Administrative realm of Law Enforcement for the past 19 years. Ms. Parker enjoys watching TV however she has a zero tolerance for reality shows on TV.

Sheriff Brown and his “Outstanding Team” are elated to have you on board!!!

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