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MCSO Firing Range Building Dedication

On December 1, 2016, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Training Facility and Firing Range was officially dedicated to retired Sheriff D.T. Marshall, who passed away earlier this year. The Firing Range was renamed the Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training Center, in his honor. Many friends and family spoke on behalf of Sheriff Marshall including Montgomery County Commissioner, Ronda M. Walker, House of Representative, Dimitri Polizos and Bobby Timmons, Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriffs Association. They reflected on the importance to Sheriff Marshall that training and state of the art equipment be made easily available not only to the deputies and staff of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, but to law enforcement throughout the State of Alabama. Sheriff Marshall would be proud to know that the work he started at the training facility would continue, with the addition of a new firing range and additional training facilities and dormitories on the other end of the property.

A Resolution was presented to Ms. Annie Pease, Sheriff Marshall's sister, by Rep. Dimitri Polizos, commemorating Sheriff David Thompson "D.T." Marshall, which will be displayed in the newly dedicated facility.

Sheriff Marshall was aware of the building dedication prior to his passing and appreciated that his name will be honored at the training facility.

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Firearms Familiarization Course

Sign up NOW for our 1st 2017 Firearms Familiarization Course scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, and learn how to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world.

The class is held at our newly dedicated Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training Center and lasts most of the day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class (if you would like). All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.

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Sheriff's Office APP

We are getting a lot of positive feedback from our new Sheriff's Office APP! In case you missed last month's article, here it is again...

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has a new phone app called "Montgomery County AL Sheriff" that can be accessed through your phone's app store. Once you have added this app to your phone, you can easily set your phone up to receive important push notifications. Push notifications are quick, important messages that can notify you of road closure(s), blocked road(s), anything pertinent to your travel, escapee, etc. While our app can help you with many things including checking to see if someone is in the county jail, it is most helpful to receive push notifications. After you have downloaded the app, go through the follow steps to make sure your phone is set up to receive the push notifications:

• Go to your phone's setting icon

• Scroll down and click "Applications"

• Scroll down to "MCSO" or

"Montgomery County Sheriff"

OR

• Click "Application Manager", if it doesn't take you directly to the location

• Click "Notifications"

• Turn 'on' "Allow Notifications" and "Previews in pop-ups"

You should be all set to receive the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office push notifications!

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Mental Illness

Mental Illness is becoming an epic program nationwide and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office along with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) have partnered to provide an informational brochure with helpful information and phone numbers to assist those in need.

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Building Renovations

We are in the process of renovating the 1st floor of our Annex I building at 100 South Lawrence. If you need to access this area, please check with our building security personnel at the public entrance door at 100 South Lawrence. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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THANK YOU...

Generosity

Thank you to everyone that gave to the homeless and to those less fortunate this holiday season! It's through the generous support of citizens that no one is without during the holidays. Thank you again for showing that you care!

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Employee Recognition

Each month, we recognize one of our own at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office! This month, we recognize payroll clerk, Mek Abebe. Mek has been employed with us since September 2013 after retiring from the Montgomery Police Department with 22 years of service. She handles Payroll and Human Resources for the Sheriff's Office and Detention Facility. She is married to Girmachew Abebe and they have two children, one granddaughter and another granddaughter on the way. Mek enjoys walking, watching Alabama football, and spending time with her granddaughter.

Great Job, Mek! Thank you!

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Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office!

SEE YOU IN 2017!

 

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