GREENPORT—Captain John W. Davi, correction division commander and jail administrator for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, earned a certificate for completing a national jail-training program.
Captain Davi was one of only 26 applicants out of 170 nationwide, to attend the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jail Administration Training Program, according to a press release from Sheriff David W. Harrison, Jr. The weeklong training was held in Denver, Colo., at the National Institute of Correction Training Academy during the week of March 9.
The Department of Justice paid for the training, travel, lodging and meals for those chosen to attend.
Current trends in corrections for jails with inmate populations under 150 was the subject of the training. Staff and inmate management, policy development and risk management were also discussed by NIC staff and corrections professionals from around the country.
“Just the fact that Captain Davi was chosen to attend the national level training says a lot about his dedication and professionalism. I believe this type of training is important in ensuring that we maintain a professional, safe and secure county jail,” Sheriff Harrison said in the release.