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Posted: May 14, 2013 9:00 p.m.

NCSO command staffers gets training

Five members of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office command staff received advanced training through a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant earlier this month.

Chief Deputy Jerry Carter and Captains Keith Crum, Mark Mitchell, Marty Roberts and Sammy Banks attended the three-day training in Macon, joining more than 150 officers from around the state.

"The Command Staff Training Conference is a tremendous opportunity for the upper-level command leadership within sheriffs’ offices to attain specialized training on highway safety, leadership development and current trends in Georgia, as well as fostering partnerships statewide," said Tonia Welch, training director of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, Inc.

"The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud of our longstanding partnership with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and the sheriffs of our state,’’ said Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

"The command staff training is another example of the professionalism of the sheriffs and law enforcement leaders who lead their respective forces.

"The citizens of Georgia are well-served by these dedicated public servants."

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