FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.
Operation Commander/Public Information Officer
HOLD THE DATE…WE HAVE GROUNDBREAKING NEWS
Groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the John Lloyd “Pete” Harrison Sheriff’s Office formally known as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson and Nelson Architectural Group, Inc.
310 E. 2nd Avenue, next to the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center located at 300 E. 2nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR.
• Groundbreaking ceremony for the new construction of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, which will be named the John Lloyd “Pete” Harrison Sheriff’s Office in honor of the late John Lloyd “Pete” Harrison. Mr. Harrison was duly employed with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for forty-one (41) years, serving as the agencies Chief Deputy from 1976 until his retirement on December 31, 2004. Chief Deputy Harrison passed on January 10, 2007 at the age of 67.
• Speeches from representatives of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Government, and other invited dignitaries
• Unveiling of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 1st departmental flag to be flown outside in front of the sheriff’s office following the completed construction. The flag will serve as a symbol that evokes history, tradition and the values of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The flag and its logo bearing the departmental patch will help raise consciousness and pride, create recognition, and redefine the identity for our agency.
Hold the date, and please plan on joining us!
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has a long and admirable history. What began in 1830 has expanded with additional specialized divisions and personnel requiring more space conducive to technological advances in law enforcement. Additionally, a need for the centralization of space occupied by other entities such as the detention facility governed by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was also a key factor in addition to keeping in mind our citizens who we serve.
We serve Jefferson County with a staff of professionals who are as diverse as our residents. Our services include, but are not limited to, patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics investigations, civil process service, youth mentoring program (Junior Deputy Initiative), adopt-a-grandparent program, adult and youth clean team initiatives, deadbeat mom and dad initiative, zero tolerance initiative, Project Lifesaver.
The groundbreaking ceremony celebrates the new construction of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office made possible in part by Appropriation Ordinance No. 2012-11