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Sheriff’s office has 2 graduates from National Jail Leadership Academy



Lt. Frank Schumann and Lt. Adam Hopkins were among the 36 jail professionals from across the country who comprised the 6th graduating class of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA), which was conducted at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, February 27-March 4, 2011.

The goal of NJLCA is to assist in succession preparation and development of leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails. Topics covered included leadership skills, human resources, accountability, emerging issues, communication, ethics, collaboration, discipline, finance and budgeting, statistics, and managing change. Academy faculty included subject matter experts representing field practitioners and criminal justice academicians.

NJLCA is a collaborative effort of the American Jail Association (AJA) and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) in cooperation with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo). The inaugural session of the NJLCA was conducted in March 2009.

AJA, a national, nonprofit, educational organization representing more than 70,000 jail professionals and 3,200-plus facilities, focuses exclusively on issues affecting today’s jail professional. CMIT operates out of the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center, within the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Established in 1994, CMIT provides training and leadership development opportunities to the corrections professionals within the State and across the Nation.

NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States and provides essential services to the Nation’s 3,066 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the Federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, that provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, State, and local corrections agencies.

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