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Press Release – GARLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT (Sergeant John Schroeder)
National Jail Leadership Command Academy
Sheriff Mike McCormick is pleased to announce that Lt. Donald Ansley was among 37 jail professionals from across the country who comprised the twenty-eighth graduating class of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA), which was conducted at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, May 20 – 25, 2018. Lt. Ansley was the third representative from the Garland County Sheriff’s Office; and the fifteenth from the State of Arkansas to graduate from the NJLCA.
Lt. Ansley has devoted nearly 24 years to public service which includes 16 years with the Garland County Sheriff’s Office and 8 years previously with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Ansley’s combined 24 years law enforcement experience has prepared him as an exceptional leader within the ranks at Garland County helping guide a diverse group of professionally driven deputies. Additionally, Lieutenant Ansley holds a certification as a Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association and is currently seeking to achieve the coveted certification as a Certified Jail Manager through the American jail Association. Lt. Ansley has also recently completed a degree in Criminal Justice.
The goal of the NJLCA is to assist in succession preparation and development of leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails. Topics covered include leadership skills, human resources, accountability, emerging issues, communication, ethics, collaboration, discipline, finance and budgeting, statistics, and managing change. Academy faculty included subject matter experts representing field practitioners and criminal justice academicians. NJLCA is a collaborative effort of the American Jail Association (AJA) and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT).
AJA, a national, nonprofit, educational organization representing more than 70,000 jail professionals and 3,200-plus facilities, focuses exclusively on issues affecting today’s jail professional. CMIT operates out of the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center, within the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Established in 1994, CMIT provides training and leadership development opportunities to the corrections professionals within the State and across the Nation.