Congratulations and Welcome Back!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate the following personnel on their recent promotions:

  • Lt. Aycock* (promotion from CID Sgt.)
  • Lt. Catlin (promotion from CID Sgt.)
  • Lt. LaPoint (promotion from Jail Division Sgt.)
  • Sgt. Ayers (promotion from SRO/Deputy)
  • Sgt. Duncan (promotion from Deputy/Fleet)
  • Sgt. Gomez* (promotion from SID Investigator)
  • Sgt. Miller (promotion from CID Investigator)
  • Sgt. Wright (promotion from CID Investigator)

* not pictured

We would also like to welcome back Inv. Christy Clark. She will be returning to CID in the near future.

West GA Technical College Discusses Continuing Education with Inmates

On April 18th Ms. Lenora McKeown, an admissions counselor from West GA Technical College, visited the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Re-entry Program. Her visit was to encourage participants that are interested in attending West GA Tech to continue their education and advise them of certifications that are offered in a number of skills that are in-demand. She noted that Douglasville’s industrial businesses are growing. These companies are looking for skilled employees and are background-friendly. She also spoke about other programs that are open to our participants and where the programs are located.

West GA Tech has a FREE GED program, student counseling resources and a number of other free programs and classes. Ms. McKeown discussed financial aid stipulations and rules with the group. She also explained what the GA Hope Grant pays for. Ms. McKeown is scheduled to visit twice a month to inform as many re-entry participants as she can about the opportunities at West GA Technical College.