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Sheriff, Volume 64, Issue 4, July/August 2012

NCJ Number
Sheriff Volume: 64 Issue: 4 Dated: July/August 2012 Pages: 1-80
Date Published
August 2012
80 pages
This issue contains the acceptance speech of the new president of the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) for 2012-2013; reviews topics addressed at the NSA 2012 Conference; and presents articles on two innovative programs, jail management, and various programs conducted by sheriffs' departments throughout the Nation.
The president's acceptance speech notes the need for sheriffs' departments to be more efficient in the context of shrinking budgets, and it describes the various partnerships that NSA has developed in providing training for sheriffs and their departmental personnel. "NSA 2012 Conference Recap" presents an overview of conference proceedings, including 2012 NSA resolutions. Under the topic of "Innovative Ideas," "Georgia Sheriffs Bring Issues Facing State Sheriffs' Offices into Focus at National Meeting" reports on the findings of a survey of Georgia's sheriffs' departments about the critical issues they are facing. "Dead Animals + Offenders = Win-Win" describes a program in Ingham County, MI, in which volunteer deputies from the Motor Unit drive eligible offenders around the county to pick up dead animals. Four articles pertain to jail management. "Using Technology in the Jail" describes improved inmate services enabled by the installation of a fiber optic core to accommodate the jail's current and future communication and broadband needs. "In-Custody Deaths in Jails" provides guidance for investigating such deaths. "Jails: The Sheriff's Biggest Liability" describes how a new sheriff dealt with pending lawsuits in a productive way. "Legal Issues Update Training Recap" describes Legal Issues Update Training sponsored by the Center for Public Safety's National Institute for Jail training. Other articles address law enforcement/private security collaboration, sheriffs' deputies bicycling to Washington, DC, to draw attention to "fallen" law enforcement officers, and a sheriff's department's creation of a multi-agency Maritime Counterterrorist Task Force.