Sheriff’s Department chosen for President’s 21st Century Initiative
The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department has been selected as part of the President’s 21st Century Policing Initiative through the U.S. Department of Justice.
There were 15 departments called upon nationwide to be part of the task force being supported by Community Oriented Policing Services, also known as COPS, which is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The core group assisting with the President’s 21st Century Policing Initiative will help provide thousands of agencies across the country with advanced policing practices developed from lessons learned in the field.
Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says the department’s primary focus is community engagement,
“This initiative provides the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department the opportunity to highlight the professionalism of our agency, but at the same time develop a greater partnership with the community we serve,” Joski said.
Joski was informed on May 4 of his department’s selection. He then flew out to Washington, D.C. on May 23, accompanied by Chief Deputy David Cornelius and Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt, to meet with other law enforcement.
“This is a unique opportunity for the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department to be at the forefront of policing, to incorporate those principles and tactics that will be used by other law enforcement agents throughout the country.
This selection truly demonstrates the professionalism of our county sheriff’s staff,” Feldt said.
The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is being assigned a technical adviser assistant to review outreach efforts in this yearlong initiative.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Sheriff's Department chosen for President's 21st Century Initiative