Saturday, April 16, 2016

Correctional Facility Audit

(reprint from WinstonWebNews)

“I really appreciate our staff – I would put them up against any correctional facility staff in the state.”

Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility (WCCRCF) Warden Neal Higgason applauded his team for their work as representatives of the American Correctional Association completed an onsite audit of the facility on Thursday.

The results of the audit were very positive and were disclosed in a final public meeting at the prison on Thursday morning. Members of the Board of Supervisors, facility staff and media were present as Ray Tamminga of ACA spoke in glowing terms about the facility and the findings of the three auditors who had reviewed over 450 compliance standards since Tuesday.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thank You!!

(reprint from WinstonWebNews)
Winston County Sheriff’s Deputies will soon be fully
Sheriff Pugh w Judy Sanders at Winston Academy
to thank students for their fundraising efforts
equipped with new protective vests and body cameras thanks to the generosity and support of the community. What began as a casual discussion in a meeting at Poplar Flat Baptist Church led to a fundraising effort that included several area churches, students at Winston Academy, private citizens and the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Advisory Board.

It only took a few months to gather the necessary funds (almost $5000) to purchase 8 body armor vests for all fulltime deputies on staff. Additional funds have also been collected to purchase a sufficient number of body cameras for all personnel as well. The purchase and implementation of 8 cameras should be complete within the next month at a cost of around $7000.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thank You Air Comm, LLC!

We would like to thank Air Comm, LLC, Total Tower Service representative, Doug Thomas for donating new badges to the Sheriff's Department.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sullivan Now Certified Part-Time Deputy

David Sullivan recently completed a 10 week training program in Columbus for law enforcement. Officers are trained in firearms, tazor, and pepper spray as well as legal requirements and issues.

Sullivan served as a volunteer after the 2014 tornado and remained with the department as a part-time deputy.  Said Sheriff Jason Pugh, "We have been very impressed with the school in Columbus." We have had other officers go through the school and it has been very beneficial. We are pleased that David has received his training and he is a certified part-time officer.


Seeking Info on Burglaries

The Winston County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for information on a pair of burglaries that occurred on December 2 on Sturgis Road near Highway 25. Two homes were burglarized and a television and money were taken. A witness identified a gold midsize car in the area at the time.

Oktibbeha CountyAuthorities also reported similar burglaries near the same time in the Craig Springs area.

If you have any information related to this case please contact Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.