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WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown has been selected and confirmed to attend the 100th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute in April.

“I am very excited, it’s such an honor to be selected,” said Brown.

Brown was notified that all expenses would be paid for by a grant through the National Sheriff’s Association and the National Institute of Corrections.

According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, in his letter of notification, Brown was told this class is limited nationwide to 30 first-term sheriffs.

Additionally, the letter stated, “This will be an intensive week with little or no free time and all classes must be attended.”

Brown believes they mean what they say since he has already received two assignments that must be completed and returned to the NSA prior to the middle of this month.

Originally conceived in the early 1970s by the late Ferris E. Lucas (NSA Executive Director) and enabled by a grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, the NSI was established in response to an expressed need by sheriffs to meet the rapidly changing demands of the office and providing the sheriff with a greater understanding of his role as a community leader.

According to the NSI Web site, graduates have cited the first-rate faculty who are experts in the field, and the diversity of the class population as among the most valuable assets.

Instruction, interaction and group problem-solving help to enhance each sheriff’s knowledge base and ability to be a forceful and effective leader both in the community and within the justice system.

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