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Sheriff Jeff Mann Looks Ahead; Commits to Training, Technology, Partnerships

DECATUR, GA, MAY 8, 2014 – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office today released its 2013 Annual Report . to the public. In it, Sheriff Jeff Mann acknowledges last year’s accomplishments under the leadership of former Sheriff Thomas Brown, who resigned in February after four terms at the head of the county’s chief law enforcement agency. Sheriff Mann was sworn March 1, 2014, after serving as Chief Deputy since 2004.

“Now, it’s time to do even more,” Sheriff Mann says in the report. “Our officers face serious challenges every day, from serving warrants on offenders to keeping the peace within our courts to managing a jail population the size of a small city.” At the end of last year, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office housed more than 3,000 inmates daily at the DeKalb County jail, which serves all local law enforcement agencies. Jail operations, including inmate health care and education contributed to the Office’s being one of only three Georgia Sheriff’s offices to again receive the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Triple Crown Award, which acknowledges consistent attainment of the highest levels of accreditation.

In his outlook for the future, Sheriff Mann emphasizes a commitment by the Office to improved efficiency and transparency; increased focus on recruitment, training, and development; continued investment in technology solutions; expansion of recidivism programs; and, ongoing development of community partnerships. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office had a 2013 budget of $77.5 million and ended the year under budget. The report credits the successful year to initiatives such as a cost-cutting conversion of the jail surveillance system to digital, which also increases safety for officers and inmates; and to its establishment of relationships with local medical institutions and agencies to address critical inmate health care issues.

To view and download a complete copy of the report, please CLICK HERE. Printed copies are available in the lobby of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

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