Newton County Sheriff's Office logo      
Connect with us on:
Facebook logo
Youtube logo
  Committed to Excellence...

» Message from the Sheriff

The goal of Newton County Sheriff’s Office is “to be recognized as a professional organization that values, respects, and honors the rights and dignity of each person we are called upon to serve. Through collaborative efforts, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our community.”

On the night of November 4, 2008, the Newton County citizens elected Ezell Brown as their Sheriff for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. On that historic evening, Brown responded to the citizens by saying, "I feel great. I feel like the citizens did the right thing. We made a lot of promises to the citizens of Newton County and I plan on making them come true."

Sheriff Brown took office in January 2009. In less than 8 months, he moved forward quickly to implement several programs to improve the functions of the Sheriff’s Office and improve the quality of  life in Newton County.

Sheriff Brown’s accomplishments include:
  • Revitalized the Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Implemented a Crime Watch Program (Goal is to have every community participating)
  • Created an Internal Affairs Division
  • Created an Office of Professional Standards Division (Policies and Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Created a Community Outreach Liaison
  • Initiated the C.H.A.M.P.S Program (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods while Promoting Safety) C.H.A.M.P.S is a sequel to DARE
  • Created a Drug Suppression Unit (focus on criminal acts)
  • Created a Fleet Watch Program (business involvement in fighting crime, observation) 2010 
  • Created a Crime Suppression Unit
  • Expanded the Crime Scene Investigation Unit (focus on crime trends within the county)
  • Implemented 12 Hours Shifts (increase the number of deputies on the road)
  • Created a Fatherhood Program
  • Awarded Grant funds of over $1,901,758
  • Purchased an additional K-9 dog (human tracking)
  • Purchased an additional motorcycle for the traffic unit
  • Developed Crime Analysis tracking (tracking of crime trends)
  • Improved the Sheriff’s Office web-site (user friendly, sex offender tracking, inmate information Crime trends)
  • Cross trained Deputies as Public Information Officers (keeping the public informed)
Sheriff Brown has accomplished this by using his employees’ individual talents and experiences without having to increase his personnel. Having to do more with less, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide the best quality service for its citizens.

Sheriff Brown has embraced his role and commitment to his community and has made tremendous progress.  He has done much to lay the foundation for “improving the quality of life in our community” and has done so in a short period of time.

Sheriff Brown will continue to uphold the mission of the Sheriff’s Office and implement practices, procedures and programs that reflect our ever changing community. We now live in a multi-cultural diversified community which requires planning, training and additional resources to meet this challenge.

Proposed Departmental Goals (2009-2013)

  • To enhance customer service/community relations. (Done)
  • To become part of the American Jail Association.(Done)
  • To establish a specialized criminal investigations division. (Done)
  • To implement a crime analysis/action report. (Done)
  • To broaden community outreach activities. (Done)
  • To become a state certified jail. (Done)
  • To recieve national departmental certification.(Done)


» Accomplishments in 2013
Persons Responsible
To commit resources to long-range planning to address the future needs of the department - services, staffing, facilities, equipment and technology.
Adminstrative Move
May 2013 opening of Westside Precinct
Give Credit
To continually review and update policy and procedures to reflect legal issues and changes as needed.
To perpetuate a sound managerial environment that focuses upon departmental goals: and prvides for career development through training, advancement, and for exemplary performance.
Leadership School
To continue automation efforts and the integration of technology designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivering law enforcement services to the community.
Camera Systems in Jail/CID/SIU
Media Enhancement
To identify criminal activity, pursue and apprhend criminal offenders, and proceed in the prosecution of known offenders.
To maintain a proactive patrol and investigative force that results in reducing opportunities for committing crimes.
COPS Grant
Drug Court
To instill public confidence in the department by maintaining a high degree of professionalism, dedication, and expertise in the delivery of law enforcement services.
» Accomplishments in 2014
Persons Responsible
To achieve National accreditation for the Sheriff’s Office through CALEA.
Est. Timeline January 2017
Continue advanced and specialized training opportunities.
To achieve National accreditation for the Detention Center through ACA.
Est. Timeline November 2015
Continued automation efforts and the integration of technology designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivering law enforcement services to the community by updating camera systems for Detention Division, Special Investigation Unit and Criminal Investigation Division.
Develop a recruitment team comprised of diverse multi-talented employees that will obtain the best qualified candidates for employment.
Develop pursuit review board that meets to review and ensure all pursuits are within policy guidelines.

» NaphCare Works Alongside Newton County Detention Center and Sheriff's Department to Earn NCCHC Accreditation for Healthcare Standards

“On behalf of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of Certification from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. We are proud to be among law enf...orcement and correctional facilities that support efficient, high quality care for residents,” said Sheriff Brown. “Our organization welcomed the opportunity to enter into a process valuing the overall benefit of total disease management. After a self-evaluation, we engaged in the process of rewriting our policies and procedures and are happy to meet your high standards. We want to thank our health care and detention staff for helping make this certification possible.”

+ Click here   + Click here   + Click here
NCSO supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

+ Read More
Armed suspects climb on roof to rob victim

+ Read More
NCSO teams with Crime Stoppers Atlanta in ongoing search for missing man

+ Read More
+ Inmate Information
+ Sex Offender Registry
+ Crime Reports
+ Anonymous Tip Line
+ Gang Information
HomeCommand StaffDivisionsOutreachJoin NCSOFAQContact Us
Copyright © Newton County Sheriff's Office 2015 ▪ Privacy Policy