Sproul to appear at ACRI Community Night

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul

ALBANY, Ga. -- Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul is set to be the guest speaker at the Albany Civil Rights Institute's next community night on Thursday.

The event is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Civil Rights Institute, located at 326 W. Whitney Ave. Sproul's topic is "Choices and Consequences."

As one of the officials tasked with maintaining public order and protecting Dougherty's citizens, the sheriff is expected to give real-life examples of people's choices and the consequences of using poor judgment, a notice sent out from the institute said.

To help illustrate his point, Sproul is expected to bring in actual inmates from the Dougherty County Jail and a young person who will be sharing her story about the obstacles she has faced in hopes of helping someone else.

Sproul, now serving his second term in office, was first sworn in as the county's sheriff on Dec. 19, 2008 and formally took office the following January, becoming Dougherty's first new sheriff in more than 20 years. In so doing, he replaced former Sheriff Jamil Saba.

He was re-elected to the post last year, running unopposed.

A longtime Dougherty County resident, he is a graduate of Albany High School, Darton College and LaGrange College of Albany. He has been employed with the sheriff's office for 30 years. Among his priorities has been youth outreach.

For more information on Thursday's community night, call (229) 432-1698 or contact lmsingletonmediacombb.net.