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Sheriff Willis Blackwell attends Seminar


Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell and Chief Deputy D.J. Dickerson recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 2016 Newly Elected Sheriff’s Seminar held in San Marcos, Texas, December 5-9, 2016.
The Newly Elected Sheriff’s Seminar is held every four years after election time for new Sheriffs and Chief Deputies, education, teaching and preparing them for office. This year, participants received training on a variety of topics, including: Duties and Responsibilities of the Sheriff, Model Policies, Inmate Transportation, Open Records, Media Relations, Texas Department of Public Safety Resources, TDCL Intake and Classifications, Estray Law, Parole Warrants, Civil Processes, Texas Commission on Jail Standards Regulations, Cold Case Review Team, Evidence and Property Room Liabilities, New Technology, Labor Laws, Ethics and many more.
This seminar also allows them a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of their new office and a chance to meet their peers to whom they can look to for support during the coming term.
The Sheriff’s Association of Texas (SAT) is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of local law enforcement in Texas. Through the support of their Members, SAT provides training, legal/technical information, and other critical resources to law enforcement personnel in Texas. SAT also offers scholarships to Peace Officers and their children who wish to continue their education. In addition, they honor Fallen Officers with their Lost Lawman Memorial. For more information or to join as a member, visit or call (512) 445-5888.

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