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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 enforcement 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.”

Newton County Sheriff's Office achieves state recertification
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has received reaccreditation from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. The recertification was presented to Sheriff Ezell Brown by Mark Bender, director of state certification, at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting last week. A special plaque was also presented to Sgt. Cortney Morrison for her work as the NCSO state certification manager. Bender said the certification manager is responsible for compiling all documentation and overseeing the arduous process of meeting certification standards.

Newton County Sheriff's Office receives international accreditation for policies and practices
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has presented the Newton County Sheriff's Office with its official international accreditation. The designation represents a monumental professional achievement and it also confirms that the NCSO has policies and practices that are consistent with progressive professional international standards.

The CALEA Accreditation award is valid for four years, and the agency is required to maintain continuous compliance during the award period. An assessment is conducted annually to ensure compliance is being maintained.

The accreditation process includes an on-site standards compliance assessment of the agency. The Sheriff's Office welcomed CALEA on Nov. 28-30, 2016 to conduct the assessment. In the months after the audit was completed, a final assessment report was created.

During the assessors' visit, Chief David Moen of the Auburn Police Department in Maine and Capt. Norman Mann of the St. Louis County Police Department in Missouri toured and assessed the facility through audits, reviews, hearings and evaluations to ensure the agency was in compliance with the internationally established standards. Verification by the assessment team is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation.

The assessors noted on multiple occasions that the NCSO had three years to prepare for the on-site assessment; however, the department successfully completed it in under a year and had zero non-compliance issues with the standards.

In conjunction with CALEA accreditation, the NCSO also holds Georgia State Certification, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) accreditation, and American Correction Association (ACA) accreditation. These accreditations/certifications make NCSO eligible for the prestigious National Sheriff's Association Triple Crown Award.

Newton County Sheriff's Office receives Triple Crown Award

The Newton County Sheriff's Office traveled to the National Sheriff's Association conference in Reno, Nev., and received the National Sheriff's Association Triple Crown Award on June 26. This prestigious award was achieved as a result of the Newton County Sheriff's Office simultaneously receiving the following accreditations: Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and American Correction Association (ACA).


Newton County Sheriff’s Office receives American Correctional Accreditation (ACA) Recertification

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office traveled to New Orleans, LA to attend the American Correctional Accreditation (ACA) Conference to receive their recertification award. NCSO received a perfect score of 100 across the board on all 300 plus standards during the onsite audit in November 2018.  Attending agencies, as well as auditors, were amazed and raved about the outstanding accomplishments of NCSO, and asked if they could sit in and observe the panel Q & A on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The session is usually private and closed to the public, however, in an effort to provide valuable information to those aspiring to receive exceptional scores during the review process, the session was made public. Those in attendance from Newton County were Sheriff Ezell Brown, 1st Lt. Brice Smith, Lt. Selena Williams, Yvonne McMullen and Chairman Marcello Banes. NCSO received their initial ACA certification January 2016. Concluding the session, NCSO received a standing ovation from the crowd as well as the review panel. Other agencies have requested to shadow NCSO to aid them in their upcoming ACA review process. Sheriff Ezell Brown would like to personally like to thank Chairman Banes for his attendance and support.

Quote from the Sheriff:

“This was a promise I made during the initial campaign for the attainment and maintaining of this accreditation document to be nationally accredited. There is no “I” in teamwork and we all worked together to make this achievement possible. On a daily basis, we strive to meet the highest standards and this award shows that we are doing a good job. To the citizens of Newton County, it is an honor and privilege for our detention center and law enforcement services to be recognized on a state and national level as a model facility. To the staff, I appreciate them for believing in my leadership skills and following through with every concept that was set before them in achieving gold standards in public safety and at the highest-level: Triple Crown status.”.

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