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2018 Police Unity Tour
On May 12, 2018 numerous police officers joined the Police Unity Tour and rode bicycles from Portsmouth, Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC to raise awareness about officers who have died in the line of duty and to also raise money for the Memorial.
We are proud to say that many officers connected to our Campbell County Detention Center Family participated.
CCDC K9 to Receive Vest
Campbell County Detention Center’s K9 Nebula to get donation of body armor
Campbell County Detention Center’s K9 Nebula will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,900 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
The Campbell County Detention Center's K9 team consists of Sgt. Bruce Markus with K9 partner Yogi and Sergeant Joseph Lemarble with K9 partner Nebula. The detention center's K9 team was started in Campbell County in 2011, the units perform cell searches, assist with cell extractions and also assists multiple outside police agencies with drug detection and suspect pursuits. The K9 teams presence has caused "use of force" and assault on deputies to decease dramatically.
Effective April 29, 2018 Ryan Henning and Cassie Penick was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, LaMieka Wright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Sarah Tate was promoted to the rank of Major!! Congratulations to each of you!
Interested in a Career in Corrections??
We are hiring for the following positions, full and part time are available:
•Main Control Operators
We will now be conducting interviews here at the jail every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm.
If you would like to interview, please come to 600 Columbia Newport, KY 41071
Please bring with you a copy of your birth certificate and current driver's license.
Applications must be filled out prior to the interview, see below to print the application from our website.
See you Wednesday!!
We will train you for all positions, below are some photos from recent training classes:
CCDC Career Opportunities
Information on current openings can be found by going to the link at the top of this page named "Information" then click the link marked "Employment"
The completed applications can be dropped off to 600 Columbia Newport, KY Mon-Fri between the hours of 8am and 4pm (excluding holidays) or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
CCDC adds Body Scanner
Jailer Daley has recently installed a body scanner at the jail to assist in the battle against drugs. This scanner can show any items that a new inmate might attempt to conceal and sneak into the jail. As you can see from the images, these items would not be found during a normal unclothed search.
Spirit Day at CCDC
The Employee Engagement Committee encouraged all employees not required to wear an official uniform or safety apparel to show their support for their favorite sports team on Monday, April 2 by wearing a team jersey, t-shirt, hat, or other spirit wear. All teams were included from kid’s t-ball to professional sports teams.......
Those pictured below: Natalie Ellis, Jailer James Daley, Terry Buechel, Wendy Fillhardt and Cathy Steele
Congratulations to Academy Class 49!
Academy Class 49 was in academy training Marchc 5, 2018 to March 16, 2018 under the training supervison of Lt. Lisa Fletcher was DeputyJesse Burke, Deputy Paul Schneider, Deputy Jordan Williams, Deputy Kathryn Glassmeyer, Deputy Jeffrey Alsip, Deputy Wade Sendelbach, Deputy Stephen Wippel, Deputy Stephanie Chambers, Deputy Kayla Beyersdoerfer, Deputy Alexander Brown and Deputy Larry Newman.
Congratulations to Sgt. Sebastian on his 10 Years of Service!
Congratulations Academy Class 48
Academy Class 48 was in academy training February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018 under the training supervison of Lt. Lisa Fletcher was Deputy Natalie Friedeman, Deputy Kathryn Hutchins and Deputy Elijah Meyer.
Congratulations to Sgt. Stokes on her promotion!!
Sgt Stokes was appointed the the position of OIC (officer in charge). It was soon discovered that she had the ability and the skill to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Campbell County Detention Center's Newest K9 - Yogi
K9 Yogi joined the staff of the Campbell County Detention Center December 2017 working along side Sgt. Bruce Markus.
End of Watch - November 19, 2017
Heros are Never Forgotten
K9 Layco began his career with Sgt. Bruce Markus and the Newport Police Department. Layco along with Sgt. Markus was responsible for uncovering drugs at various locations which led to arrests and also to tracking those that ran from the police also leading to arrests. K9 Layco was an important member of the Campbell County Detention Center staff and will be missed greatly.
Certificate of Appreciation
On July 13, 2017, Sergeant LaMieka Wright was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Jailer James Daley.
Sgt. Wright was awarded this due to her willingness to go beyond what is expected of her position, her leadership qualities and her ability to deescalate situations without the use of force.
Attacking Police Dogs now a felony in Kentucky
Attacking police dog now felony in Kentucky Updated: 6:09 PM EDT Mar 27, 2017
KENTUCKY (AP & WLWT) —
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Monday that stiffens penalties for people who injure police dogs.
House Bill 93 makes it a felony to attack and wound a police dog.
Under the new law, anyone who attacks a police service animal with a gun or knife is guilty of a felony, regardless of whether the animal returns to duty.
Offenders would face one to five years in prison. Previously, if the wounded animal returned to service, the attacker faced a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail.
The same felony offense applies if someone kills a police service animal.
Prior to Monday, Kentucky was one of six states that considered it a misdemeanor to harm a police dog, according to the United States Police Canine Association.
Twelve states make it a felony to harm or kill a police dog regardless of the circumstances, while the penalties in 23 states depend on how badly the dog was injured.
K9's are important assets in jails, keeping order and safety. Many canines are trained to detect drugs and scents of missing individuals though some canines are explosive and weapon detectors as well.
The Campbell County Detention Center is fortunate to have two trained K9 officers on site.
20 years on the job!!
We would like to congratulate Joyce for her 20 years working for the Campbell County Detention Center.
Thank you Joyce for your commitment and hard work!
Rodney Ballard, Commissioner for Kentucky Department of Corrections, with Campbell County Jailer, Jim Daley. Fort Thomas Matters file.
Campbell County unveiled the expansion of its detention center last night, as elected officials, citizens and interested parties saw firsthand what the $7.53 million dollar expansion project looked like as a finished product.
A new wing of the jail includes 107 jail beds and 36 isolation beds. The former district court offices has been refit into jail space, which includes new administration offices and a public visitation area.
The big change, according to officials, is that the jail expansion has been laid out so that it can accommodate substance abuse disorder programming. Drug abuse, particularly opiates, have been a major factor in the increase in jail population in northern Kentucky.
In all, Jailer Jim Daley said the jail will have a 689 inmate capacity and at least 30 beds will be used to house inmates in that new substance abuse program. The substance abuse disorder program will initially treat females and is something Daley said he believes is needed to break the cycle of incarceration caused by drug addiction.
"The expansion provides us additional security for the entire facility by providing us with additional bed space," said Daley. "We also hope to turn the newer big dorm into a female work program, which means we will have people in a lockdown facility to do all of our cooking and cleaning which we believe strongly will slow down the amount of drugs coming into this facility because we'll have more control of inmates coming in and out."
The county jail makes up about a third of the entire Campbell County budget at around $9 million dollars in 2015. Daley said he expects that to increase.
"It's going to go up another $3-4 million excluding payment on the new facility. With the increase in beds, I'm going to need another 25 more staff. Our medical, security and food costs are going to go up. The good news is that the new facility will allow me to hold a lot more female state inmates. So at least initially, we're going to be getting paid for the largest portion of these beds and that was our plan when we first started this process ten years ago. We'd like to pay our price down with paying customers so that at some point in time when it's filled up with just county inmates the facility will be mostly, if not completely, paid for."
The Campbell County Detention Center employs about 125 people currently.
Campbell County Judge-Executive, Steve Pendery, said that the increase in jail population has become the biggest drain to the county budget.
"We had to expand because we have so many people," said Pendery. "We have nearly 700 inmates in a space that designed for far less than that. When I was first elected, we had 135 beds, so if we were going to have to do something, why not do it in a way that the design lends itself to a solution."
Pendery said that they believe that investing in the substance abuse disorder programming within the confines of the jail will pay off for individuals and the county coffers in the long run.
"We are offering the hope that we'll have fewer customers in the jail in the future. It's not going to happen overnight. Medical professionals will tell you that the brain chemistry in a heroin addict is changed for 18 month to two years. That's what's different about our program. We've arranged for that longer-term program are believe it'll pay off in the future."
Daley also said the detention center expansion also added more isolation cells that he believes were desperately needed. Jail officials use these cells to separate disorderly inmates who are not complying with the set code of conduct. Previously, he had five such cells at his disposal, but he said in an ideal scenario he should have about 80 cells.
"The new isolation cells are a God-send. Most jailers would tell you they like at least 10% of their cells to be isolation cells," said Daley. "We won't have 80, but we will have 41 which is much better than 5."
Some of the isolation cells are negative-air enabled, which Daley said is useful if an inmate has a communicable disease, to protect staff and other inmates from contamination.
Inmates could begin using the new wing and isolation cells by early December.
9 more pictures below, all courtesy of Fort Thomas Matters:
|Campbell County Attorney, Steve Franzen, and Campbell County Clerk, Jim Luersen. |
Fort Thomas resident, Matthew Huddleston, talks with Campbell County Commissioner, Brian Painter.
|Campbell County Commissioner, Charlie Coleman, with wife Cheryl. |
Mark Brandt, Chief Deputy of the Campbell County Jail, with Brighton Center CEO Tammy Weidinger and Director of the Brighton Recovery Center for Women, Anita Prater.
|All the doors were open, so tours could be easily given, but this is about as open as it'll ever get. |
The larger dorm will eventually house a women's work unit, according to Jailer Jim Daley.
|The control center will be able to open all doors and monitor all video and sound throughout the facility.|