Walton County names first female road crew foreman

Walton County named Stephanie Jones its first female District Road Crew Foreman on July 13.  Jones was promoted to the role of District 5 Foreman from her position as the assistant. Shehad been serving as the interim foreman for several weeks as the position had been vacated by the prior foreman.  Jones has been employed with Walton County for more than 17 years. 

“Stephanie and her crew have been outstanding during the July and August rain events,” said Wilmer Stafford, director of Public Works. “She has without question proven herself as a true leader. We are proud to have her representing Walton County as a senior member of our Public Works team.”

First Citizen Law Enforcement Academy

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office will hold its first Citizen Law Enforcement Academy beginning Sept. 26. For citizens who want a truly eye opening experience about law enforcement, this is where it all starts. Participants will spend about three hours in a class room once a week for approximately 10 weeks. 

The Citizen Law Enforcement Academy is for any citizen who wishes to learn more about the field of law enforcement and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The class is free and 25 slots are available.  A background check will be conducted on all participants who sign-up.  To sign-up visit www.waltonso.org and click on the icon “Citizens Law Enforcement Academy”. Forms must be submitted by Sept. 19. 

Some of the topics that will be covered include: patrol procedures, arrest procedures, school resource deputies, firearm safety, crime prevention, media and public relations and a jail tour.

For more information, contact Lt Danny Garner at dgarner@waltonso.org or 401-4580.