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Jonathan F. Thompson
Executive Director & CEO
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John W. Thompson
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Sheriff Greg Champagne
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June 25, 2017 - 17:48 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementOctober 21, 2015 - 11:10 - The Pit is home to dozens of people who are homeless, most of whom struggle with addiction, mental illness or both. The grounds are littered with tents, garbage, stolen property, used hypodermic needles, and makeshift shelters. Every community has at least one place like The Pit. Snohomish County has dozens. After years of data and seeing the same faces over and over again, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary (along with dozens of other chiefs and sheriffs across the country) could see that the approach was not working. The county still had homeless people and mental illness in this population continued to go untreated. Problems related to drug or alcohol addiction not only continued, but were rising. The people sent to jail for trespass would come back out in two to three days and go right back to living on the street. As a result, Office of Neighborhoods deputies are charged with reaching out and trying to connect each person with service they need. Within the first month of the unit being fully staffed, they made over 200 individual contacts in the field. The hope in Snohomish County is that the new approach by Office of Neighborhoods stops funneling vulnerable populations into jail and instead into the services they need. 
Credit: Shari Ireton, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
June 15, 2011 - 22:59 - Dallas County Iowa Sheriff Chad Leonard in the mud with the cadets from the Character Building Academy.  Cadets participate in a two week leadership program that is designed to challenge and educate young men and woman on subjects such as self respect, being a good citizen, volunteering in your community and interviewing techniques for gaining future employment.  Students are required to complete five challenges during the two weeks with the last challenge being a 6 mile mud run.
Credit: Shannon Rollings, Dallas County Sheriff's OfficeJune 25, 2017 - 17:47 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementJanuary 31, 2012 - 21:57 - Sheriff B.J. Roberts visited the Young Gentleman's Club of Booker Elementary School made up of 4th and 5th graders. Sheriff Roberts delivered a message on the workings of city and state government to the curious young men. Sheriff fielded questions for more than 30 minutes.
Credit: Lt. Alonzo Cherry, Hampton Sheriff's OfficeJune 28, 2017 - 14:54 - Family Violence: Don't Kick the Kid...or the Dog!June 8, 2016 - 08:50 - Three man team SWAT training at Hartland Range.
Credit: Deputy Aimee Knop, McHenry County Sheriff's OfficeMay 5, 2016 - 09:24 - Camden County Mock Wreck
Credit: Tiffany Mentzer, Camden County Sheriff's OfficeJuly 11, 2014 - 13:35 - TDCJ-ID dogs assisting in search. Texas Ranger along on horseback assisting the dog Sgt.
Credit: Bruce Scott, Dallam County Sheriff's OfficeJune 25, 2017 - 18:02 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementJune 25, 2017 - 17:48 - Creating the High Reliability Organization  through Leadership and Risk ManagementJuly 24, 2015 - 08:56 - Cpl Michael Swords visiting and showing off is patrol car to a group of kids from St. Jules Elementary
Credit: Traci Landry, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office