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KEVIN SPROUL: Managing the Dougherty County Jail after hours

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Watch commanders and their assistants shoulder a great deal of responsibility

With 15 housing units and a capacity to hold more than 1,200 inmates, managing the Dougherty County Jail is a big resposnibility.

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KEVIN SPROUL: July brings new laws to Georgia

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Move-over law for motorist has new requirement

In addition to fireworks and medical cannibis, new Georgia laws involve soliciting student athletes, child porn, protecting police dogs, gun carry rights, harassing communications and moving vehicles into adjacent lanes.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Administrative assistant keeps Dougherty Sheriff's office running smoothly

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Administrative Professionals' Day is April 22

While I will recognize my administrative assistant, Marie Ostrander, in the traditional way, I’ve decided that she should be recognized corporately as well because she helps keep the wheels of our organization running smoothly.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Two sheriff's deputies who are making a difference

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Work of Lt. Terron Hayes and Col. Sabrina Lewis highlighted

I am very fortunate to have many individuals at the Sheriff’s Office who work beyond their normal duties to make a difference in our community.

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KEVIN SPROUL: A big thank you for your support

SHERIFF'S VIEW: Law enforcement has been shown great support in the Albany community

Many communities are only now beginning to recognize the need to show support to their law enforcement officers, with displays of blue lights, wearing blue clothing, and other outward signs. Our community, on the other hand, has shown great support for local law enforcement all along.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Reviewing 2014 with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: About 8,000 criminal warrants and 21,000 civil papers were served by deputies in 2014

The year was a busy one for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, ranging from initiatives that included national television exposure to day-to-day work serving warrants and papers and overseeing the courthouse and jail.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Count your many blessings

THE SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Reflect on things we should be thankful for

Sometimes I need a reminder of how fortunate or blessed I am, and more times than not, I take things for granted. With the Christmas season upon us, I want to take time and reflect on 2014.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Safety rules for firearms in the home

THE SHERIFF'S COLUMN: There are three important rules to remember regarding guns in the home

The gun owner should keep the weapon secured until needed, keep fingers off the trigger until intending to shoot, and should only shoot when absoutely certain of the target and what is beyond it.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Building Unity in the Community set for Oct. 18

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The community cookout is set for Baldwin Park

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office began an initiative to build a stronger sense of community in Albany/Dougherty County several of years ago by adopting the slogan “Building Unity in the Community” and launching initiatives to live up to our slogan.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Take caution in dealings with the Internet

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Information about you, from medical records to banking, are on the Internet

Even if you haven’t provided the information, it is stored with the companies you do business with, on their computer servers, which are probably backed up to “the cloud,” which means that the information is being transmitted over the Internet.

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KEVIN SPROUL: It's all about the youth

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The showcasing of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office youth intervention program has attracted nationwide attention

The thing that sets the Dougherty County youth intervention program apart from others is maintaining contact with and mentoring at-risk youth.

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Laws on golf cart usage on roadways clarified

The Sheriff Speaks column

I have had several citizens ask me about the laws regarding golf carts, especially the newer laws that have taken effect in the past few years. I must admit that these laws are confusing. The confusion centers on the fact that a golf cart may be classified as either a “personal transportation vehicle” or a “motorized cart.” Although the definitions are similar, the regulations are different.

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Dougherty sheriff brings suit against state

Dougherty Sheriff Kevin Sproul said the state owes his office more than $50,000 for attempts to deliver child recovery papers.


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