Officers receive certification

Eleven adult detention officers from Lauderdale and Neshoba counties received their certificates after completing 96 hours from the Adult Detention Officer Training Program at Meridian Community College.

The training provides detention officers with the skills and knowledge they need to provide care, custody and control of various custody levels within detention centers. The course is required for every detention officer by the State of Mississippi Board on Jail Officers Standards and Training.

Receiving their certificates were William Covington, Alisia Fenty Wells, Bronson Salazar, Hasan Patterson, Jodi Koch-Drake, Jeremy Grace, Lamyricle Goodwin, Travis Williams and Jamika Halfacre, all with the Lauderdale County Detention Facility; and Scottie Billie and Geovertate Green, both from the Neshoba County Detention Facility.