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Sheriff's Weekly Highlights May 6, 2016
Celebrating Correctional Officers and Professionals Week May 1-7, 2016
Detention Officer conducting search

"Correction officers and staff are deserving of respect, of thanks and of praise! They are well trained, work hard and keep communities safe all across America. They serve localities, states and the federal government; the public and private sectors; and are civilians and active duty military. They keep watch over tens of thousands of juveniles and adult offenders in custody and under civilian supervision. Their jobs are demanding and stressful, yet they respond admirably and reliably day after day. They are parole officers, sheriffs, jail administrators, chaplains and wardens. They are nurses, doctors, clinicians, mental health providers, social workers, teachers and administrators. These highly devoted individuals do more than supervise. They train, teach, mentor, counsel, preach and treat. They provide hope and guidance. They work to rebuild lives!” (Excerpt from

Over 25 law enforcement
Congratulations to Arizona Detention Academy #99 Graduates 

Detention Academy Class 99

Graduates of Class #99 adopted the slogan "Teamwork makes the dream work." The cadets completed a rigorous 8 week academy. Their academy was comprised of both classroom and practical studies in a multitude of areas: the history and future of detention services, correctional law, stress management, risk management, classification, nutrition, defensive tactics, emotional illness, cultural sensitivity, detention security practices, inmate supervision, post-traumatic stress disorder, report writing, gangs, facility measures, crime scene preservation, interview procedures, suicide awareness, internal affairs, excited delirium, civil issues, communicable diseases, drug recognition, contraband control, search procedures, inmate rights, prison rape elimination act, inmate discipline, victim rights, inmate grievances, inmate programs, restraint devices, records management and data entry, inmate transports, hostage procedures, courtroom demeanor, fingerprinting, first aid/CPS, emotional survival, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and CERT.   Great Job Graduates:  Chris Aquila, Jessica Benedict, Truman Chee, Raytee Cody, John Gray, Patrick Munn, Joshua Reichel, Nick Rubey, Daniel Swartzendruber, Cody Watson. Thank you also to our academy coordinators and instructors.

Sheriff's Office Sponsors Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) Class in Northern AZ

Over 25 law enforcement officers from 12 Northern Arizona agencies completed a class on terrorism response tactics in open-air active shooter situations.  Participating agencies included:  Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management, Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, Fredonia Marshal’s Office, Navajo Police Department, AZ Department of Agriculture, Bigwater Marshal’s Office, Kanab Police Department, and Chenega Security (Glen Canyon Dam).  This hands-on training is physically challenging and covers topics such as equipment, ambushes, medical emergencies, rescue, and team movements.  The training was conducted at the Arizona/Utah border near Lake Powell over a three day period. Special thanks to instructors Lieutenant Jim Coffey and Lieutenant Bret Axlund for their dedication to this training and multi-agency coordinated response.

Partnership for Public Education with the Consulate of Mexico

We have partnered with the Consulate of Mexico to help educate our non-English speaking population on what to do during a traffic stop.

Mexican Consulate Education on Traffic Stops

May CERT Classes Open to the Public
CERT logo

Two CERT classes are coming up: May 10-12 and May 13-15 in Flagstaff. Become better prepared to deal with a disaster and help fellow community members by learning: disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization. The course ends with a review and disaster simulation. Call Gerry Blair at (928) 226-5089 to register.

Situational Awareness / Active Shooter Classes Going on the Road

Chief Deputy Jim Driscoll and Lieutenant Jim Coffey continue to bring this class to citizens throughout Coconino County to help them understand what they can do to improve their safety during a crisis.  This week’s classes are in Page, AZ on May 5 and Sedona, AZ on May 6.  What would you do during a crises event?  What you do matters … in the workplace, in the community, anywhere.  Remember Avoid – Deny – Defend.

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