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2020 Indiana Sheriffs' Association President Sheriff David Reynolds of Porter County

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

“Let’s Make a Difference in 2020”

 

As your Indiana Sheriff’s Association President I am preparing and planning a year that will benefit every Sheriff and support my theme this year of “Let’s make a difference in 2020”.  As I enter my 14th year as a county sheriff and my 1st year as President of the ISA, I understand that I am following previous Sheriffs that have held this position who were committed and passionate about their objectives.  I am honored to be your president and understand and accept the tremendous responsibility I have been given in 2020.  I am focused and accept this challenge of “Making a Difference” this year but am aware that this can only happen if all 92 Sheriffs work together.  Part of my responsibility and objective this year is to get every Sheriff involved and engaged.  We Sheriffs need to learn from, rely on and be there for each other.  With this approach we can be the most powerful team ever assembled.

We as Sheriffs understand the challenges we face.  What will it take to see results?  My approach this year is to incrementally take on these issues and get the change we are looking for.  From my experience, I feel if we bombard Legislators and the State House with a myriad of complaints and projects, nothing will get accomplished and our power will be diminished.

This year at our Winter Conference instead of having all the Sheriffs walk to the State House in uniform we asked the legislators to walk over to our conference knowing that they are in session and busy. At the ISA reception 50 legislators attended and as important the legislators stayed and were engaged with over 80 Sheriffs that attended the Winter Conference which was unprecedented for a Winter Conference.

Thursday morning began with almost every Sheriff office of the 92 Counties represented with the newly appointed Indiana Homeland Security Director Steven Cox as the first speaker. Governor Holcomb the keynote speaker was very gracious and appreciative of the Sheriffs in Indiana and his remarks were very supportive of all law enforcement in Indiana.  The Governor did remark that he was aware of issues facing the Sheriffs and would work hard to address these issues. The next speaker was the Lt. Governor for Indiana Suzanne Crouch, after the Lt. Governor was the United States Attorney for the Southern District Josh Minkler. Jay Chaudary, J.D Director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and Dr. Danny Meadows Medical Director of Logansport State Hospital and a Forensic psychiatrist addressed the Sheriffs. Mr. Chaudary acknowledged that he more than understood the problems the Sheriffs were dealing with regarding Mental Health in the jails and the problem of the unacceptable time signed court ordered mental health commitments are staying in the county jails before they are placed in the State Mental Health facilities. This acknowledgment was a tremendous positive step for the State in dealing with mental health issues that affect every sheriff. We as Sheriffs couldn’t ask for more.

This year’s conference was remarkable to say the least.  You could feel the electricity and positive synergy with the Sheriffs in attendance. Never before have 92 Sheriffs been in the same room at the same time.  I personally contacted and spoke to every Sheriff and asked them to at least attend the Governors address and explained our approach on this serious problem of Mental Health in our jails.

When the Governor walked up to the podium and witnessed history with the amount of Sheriffs in attendance, it sent a strong message that the Sheriffs standing together were a powerful group that could get a lot done in 2020.

Throughout the year the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will continue to address other issues such as the reduction of the state reimbursement that occurred last year, jail overcrowding, and school safety.  Our desire is to work with our legislators to get as much accomplished as possible in 2020 and make Indiana the best it can be.

By working together, there are no limits on what the Sheriffs of Indiana can do and accomplish.

David M. Reynolds

Porter County Sheriff…2020 ISA President

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Sex & Violent Offender Registry

Refer to the Sheriff Contact Map to speak to Sex Offender Registry Coordinator within a specific county.

The registry will allow you to choose a county in Indiana and enter any local address in that county. It will then provide a list of all registered county sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of the county selected. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender registered in that county, the registry can help there as well.

This information is meant to educate you about offenders in a county. It has not been made available for you to take action against any individual. Any action against an offender which is determined to be a violation of law will subject the violator to arrest and prosecution. Please report all information on offenders directly to the office within that county.

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Find out the latest news with the Indiana Sheriffs' Association and Sheriff Offices in counties across the state of Indiana.

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The association endeavors to improve the education and professionalism of law enforcement service by awarding several college scholarships annually to qualified students who desire to attain a degree in the field of criminal justice.

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“Being an Indiana Sheriffs Association member helps me feel connected to my local department.  I believe the youth leadership camp does so much to build character and inspire leadership skills.”

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The Sheriff recognized Mr. Kenny Clevenger today for his over forty years of service with the Sheriff's office. He is currently the longest serving employee of our agency. Congratulations Kenny- getting it done since 1979.
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A great day at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office as we were able to equip every patrol car with a life saving automatic external defibrillator (AED).
Thank you President Pierre Twer of Bolt for the Heart, IU Health Morgan, and the Olive Christian Church for the donation of 35 AED’s.
Each Morgan County Sheriff’s vehicle will now have an AED, with no cost to taxpayers.
Go to www.boltfortheheart.com to learn more about this great organization.
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Scott County Jail Graduates Nine More Students With G.E.D.

Scott County-On February 26, 2020, the Scott County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of River Valley Resources graduated nine students with their G.E.D. that was obtained over the last several months. This is part of the continuing plan by Sheriff Jerry Goodin to educate, job train and rehabilitate inmates when they enter the Scott County Jail. With the skills that they obtained they can better assimilate back into our communities.

The nine graduates are Kyle Cox, William Miller, Logan Roger, Whitney Stacy, Jimmy Storms, Tommy Akers, Devon Howard, Justin Turpin and Cody Williams. Of the nine graduates five were able to attend the graduation ceremony held in the Scott County Circuit Court. Justin Turpin also received his safe food handling certification.

Sheriff Goodin would like to give a special thanks to River Valley Resources for providing the teacher and material needed to make this happen.

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Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff's Office (812)752-8400
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Attention all LEO Agencies!!!!

The ISA is proud to present our first training offered for our 2020 ISA Training Schedule. We will be kicking off with....

“MAGNUS Leadership: Imperatives for Strengthening Emotional Resiliency and Wellbeing”

Presented by Dr. Mitch Javidi, MD Chancellor, National Command & Staff College and Captain Dan Willis.

Cost: $125 per person.

When: March 11-12, 2020

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Overview: Officer well-being, emotional wellness and suicide is the #1 cause of officer death with another estimated 120,000 working with PTSD. Strengthening Emotional Resiliency and Wellbeing at a personal and organizational level produces a culture of wellness promoting a sense of safety and support within an organization. Learn effective methods to process stress, overcome trauma, proactive strategies to protect and heal their spirit to maintain mental – emotional – and physical fitness, and ways to maintain their motivation and professionalism while serving to protect and give life to others with compassion, integrity, and good health.

Please contact Lauren Brune at lbrune@indianasheriffs.org to get registered for this event.

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