Sheriff Page goes back to school
By Rima Austin | September 24, 2018 8:19 am
It has been a long time since Sheriff Steve Page was part of a classroom, until recently, when he attended the New Sheriff School, held at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Page, along with Cami Howard, head of administration at the White County Sheriff Department, and Greg Matthews, jail administrator, attended two weeks of training through the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association.
The Tennessee Sheriff’s Association held the first week of training Aug. 27-30, in Nashville. The second week was Sept. 10-14, in Murfreesboro. Howard and Matthews were only required to attend the second week of training.
“My jail administrator, Greg Matthews, and director of administration Cami Howard, attended the second week of training with me,” said Page. “I find comfort in knowing they received the same level of training as me. I know they will apply what they learned in our jail.”
The second week of the program was focused on jail administration. Tennessee Corrections Institute partnered with the TSA to review the state standards and recommend best practices.
“The Tennessee Sheriff’s Association is a great resource, and this program provided a wealth of knowledge and guidance to all of the newly elected sheriffs,” said Page. “I was honored to sit in a classroom with those men and women.”