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Title: “The Sheriff’s View” (#46)
Post by: Lepard LLC on November 25, 2013, 04:52:41 PM
 “The Sheriff’s View” (#46)
As many of you know (especially our military), General Orders and Policy and Procedures Manuals
are vitally important in military and law enforcement operations. Last week I was pleased to implement the
new Policy and Procedures Manual for our Jail and within the next week or two, a second General Orders
Manual will be implemented regarding the overall operations of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. The
new manual for the jail replaced an already existing, older version and is comprised of over 200 pages of
operation procedures for the Jail. The upcoming General Orders and Policy and Procedures Manual for the
entire Sheriff’s Department will be a new, very comprehensive manual covering all operations of this agency.
The introduction of the new operation manuals is probably not the highlight of our employee’s week,
but they are very important in protecting our Sheriff’s Department staff. In addition, these rules and
regulations are beneficial to the individuals in this county when dealing with deputies, jailers and
administrative staff. These rules outline how employees of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will
operate while acting in their official capacities. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department strives to be a
professional agency in all aspects, and having a modern and comprehensive Policy and Procedures Manual is
an important step in achieving this.
Another area that your deputies are very busy in right now is training. Generally, the winter
months are a bit slower for most law enforcement agencies, allowing some deputies to take advantage of the
offer to attend specialty training schools they are interested in. Throughout the year, fees from Court cases
help finance our Law Officials Training Fund, which is dedicated monies that can only be used for training;
therefore, allowing employees to attend classes throughout our nation.
Recently, some of your deputies have attended schools in Kentucky, Kansas City and Arkansas; another is leaving in January for the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy in Quantico, VA. These are specialty schools with studies ranging from Homicide, Drug and Crime Scene Investigations, to Computer, K-9 and Juvenile Victim Crimes. I am a huge advocate of specialized training, which gives you a more professional deputy and proficient Sheriff’s Department. One of my favorite adages that applies here is, “When it comes time to perform, it is too late to train!”
On a sad note, despite our aggressive drug enforcement endeavors and elevated arrests numbers, we continue to see fatal heroin drug overdoses on a regular basis in Pulaski County. The return of heroin has hit this area with a vengeance, which is a trend that seasoned drug detectives and I thought was a ghost of the past. Without a doubt, the heroin we are seeing in this area is indeed a lethal potion, sending some addicts and first time users to their graves.
We can all agree that law enforcement is only one part of the overall solution to this problem. Education and Intervention are two key elements in suppressing this epidemic, along with asking the community to talk to suspected families members and friends about the dangers of illegal drugs, especially heroin. Regarding additional efforts to deter heroin usage, Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and I are brainstorming this dilemma and meeting with medical professionals in an attempt to develop other methods for deterrence.
One last note, if you are close to the St. Robert Wal-Mart store this Wednesday (11-27), please stop and visit the Pulaski County Shop with a Cop booth out front, and help make this Christmas a happier one for our underprivileged children this holiday season.
This concludes another week’s summary as your Pulaski County sheriff, and I hope to see you here again next week. For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at ( (, or on Facebook.
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community.
Sheriff Ronald Long
Title: Re: “The Sheriff’s View” (#46)
Post by: Valor7 on November 26, 2013, 07:38:05 PM
Thanks for another good report.