Two Dougherty County officers attend training

Colonel John Ostrander at an event in 2012. / File

Two Dougherty County Law officers were able to attend the Georgia Sheriffs' Association 2013 Command Staff Training Conference after a grant helped make the event possible and remove budget barriers.

Officials say that more than 150 officers from around the state participated, including Dougherty County Chief Deputy Robert Daniels and Jail Operations Director Colonel John Ostrander. Those attending received valuable training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership training.

The grant was provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

"The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Georgia Sheriffs' Association and the sheriffs of our state. The command staff training is another example of the professionalism of the sheriffs and law enforcement leaders who lead their respective forces. The citizens of Georgia are well served by these dedicated public servants," stated Harris Blackwood, Director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.