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Jonathan F. Thompson
Executive Director & CEO
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John W. Thompson
Deputy Executive Director
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Sheriff Harold Eavenson
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July 24, 2015 - 08:56 - Cpl Michael Swords visiting and showing off is patrol car to a group of kids from St. Jules Elementary
Credit: Traci Landry, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's OfficeJune 25, 2017 - 18:03 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementJune 25, 2017 - 17:48 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementJune 8, 2016 - 08:50 - Bedford County Sheriff's Office newly launched 'Rural Bike Patrol' first utilized at the County Fair, gained much interest from the kids! Community policing at its finest!  
Credit: Bedford County Sheriff's Office, VAJune 8, 2016 - 08:50 - Deputy Constable Jake Kelly (plain clothes)shakes hands with Deputy Jose Piaz of Harris County Sheriffs Office at a fundraiser for St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. Many officers donate their time to help provide for community events such as this. 
Credit: DEPUTY SORTOR, HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICEApril 21, 2016 - 07:10 - Deputy B. Deblieck of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office mans the bite sleeve during training of the K9 unit.
Credit: Susan L. Marsh, St. Lucie County Sheriff's OfficeMay 5, 2016 - 10:36 - Camden County students on the 'BAT' Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit.
Credit: Tiffany Mentzer, Camden County Sheriff's OfficeApril 16, 2016 - 11:33 - Sgt. Tyson Kilbey high fives a young participant after she successfully demonstrates how to safely and correctly handle a firearm.  Sgt. Kilbey helped coordinate a Kids Handgun Safety & Awareness class for kids ages 5-12, where they learned the four cardinal rules to firearms safety and what to do if they ever come across a firearm.
Credit: Claire Young, Johnson County KS Sheriff's OfficeJune 25, 2017 - 18:02 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementJune 25, 2017 - 17:51 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementOctober 21, 2015 - 11:10 - The Pit is home to dozens of people who are homeless, most of whom struggle with addiction, mental illness or both. The grounds are littered with tents, garbage, stolen property, used hypodermic needles, and makeshift shelters. Every community has at least one place like The Pit. Snohomish County has dozens. After years of data and seeing the same faces over and over again, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary (along with dozens of other chiefs and sheriffs across the country) could see that the approach was not working. The county still had homeless people and mental illness in this population continued to go untreated. Problems related to drug or alcohol addiction not only continued, but were rising. The people sent to jail for trespass would come back out in two to three days and go right back to living on the street. As a result, Office of Neighborhoods deputies are charged with reaching out and trying to connect each person with service they need. Within the first month of the unit being fully staffed, they made over 200 individual contacts in the field. The hope in Snohomish County is that the new approach by Office of Neighborhoods stops funneling vulnerable populations into jail and instead into the services they need. 
Credit: Shari Ireton, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
May 26, 2016 - 14:03 - Each Friday we feature a shelter animal and one of our employees on our Facebook page in our 'Find A Home Friday' sequence in an effort to increase adoption rates at the shelter and also to bring awareness to the many animals that need adopting. This picture is one that the Sheriff took with Joyce, a female catahoula mix in the hopes of getting her adopted. She instantly bonded with him. 
Credit: Major Ginny Higgins, St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office