By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun
Navarro County’s first new sheriff in 20 years, Elmer Tanner, attended newly elected sheriff school training in December in Austin, according to a press release from Tanner’s office.
The newly elected sheriff’s school is held every four years after elections for new sheriffs and chief deputies. As part of the school, the new leaders learn about the responsibilities of sheriff, critical policy liabilities, inmate transportation, open records, media relations, DPS resources, jail intake and classification, stray animal laws, cold case reviews, profiling, evidence and property room management, new technology, labor laws and ethics.
The seminar also gives the new sheriffs a chance to meet their peers in other counties.