The training cycle includes the following topics: terrorist groups and defensive measures (taught by a highly experienced retired antirerrorism consultant), bazmat (taught by county firefighter hazmat experts), disaster preparedness (taught by the Red Cross), weapons of mass destruction (taught by the Nevada National Guard), and crisis management (taught by the command staff of the WCSO).
Once all classes have been attended, the volunteer receives certification from the WCSO and a "Homeland Security" ID card, along with a special polo shirt to wear in emergency callouts or alerts.
Chabot, a 16-year veteran, will continue to serve as a lieutenant in the K-9 Unit specializing in narcotics detection and as a member of the WCSO
Inmate Community Service Program provides free labor to municipalities and nonprofit organizations by nonviolent, non-sex offender individuals who have earned a place in the program.
CUTLINE: At Martin Field, from left, are Douglas Highway Department Manager Ray Begiw, Douglas Facilities Manager Rick Colonero, Douglas Highway Department Supervisor John Furno, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis and WCSO
Officer Jason Firmin.
In addition to providing inmate labor, Sheriff Evangelidis also provided the WCSO
Emergency Vehicle Mobile Command Unit for Grafton's National Night Out.
"There is no requirement that WCSO
complete the rigorous and challenging process of maintaining national accreditation," the sheriff said, "but it is important for our entire staff to demonstrate to the residents of Worcester County that we are committed to professionalism by adhering to the highest industry standards.
However, I want to reiterate that all of these accomplishments were not due to any one elected official or appointee but rather a collaborative effort of the administration working closely with the managers, staff, and officers at the WCSO
. Despite criticism from the pundits and, in my opinion, biased media coverage that all too often focuses on the negative and never the positive accomplishments of state government or institutions, I can assure you that the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction is a smaller, safer, and more secure institution than at any time in its history.