Hot 5: Training for jailers, deputies & more

  • Published: September 15, 2014
  • ACAA members, are you registered?

    You won’t want to miss the next webinar, which will cover how to handle details for newly elected commissioners (bond amounts, oath of office, etc.) as well as a refresher on buying at auctions and an update on the debt setoff pilot program. The September County Chat with ACAA webinar is this Wednesday, from 10:30 -11 a.m. Register online


    Morgan County, welcome aboard

    ACCA is pleased to welcome Morgan County to the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Inc. Morgan makes the 56th county where commissioners have found that the best way to manage risk is through a self-insurance pool composed of counties and governed by county leaders. There’s no profit motive, and coverage is custom-designed for county needs. Questions? Call Henry van Arcken, ACCA director of insurance services, 334-263-7594.



    Standing up for county revenue

    Local sales and use taxes on fuel purchases by rail carriers are in jeopardy, based on a federal court ruling finding similar state taxes discriminate against rail carriers as compared to motor carriers. There are millions of local dollars on the line, and the CSX case is currently pending with the U.S. Supreme Court. Six counties plus ACCA are joining the fight to protect county revenue by signing an amicus brief.



    Important training opportunity for jail staff

    The Alabama Jail Association fall training conference is scheduled for Oct. 21-24 in Orange Beach, AL. The training conference is full of useful information for county jail officers. This conference can be used to satisfy the jail officer training requirement of the Safety Incentive Discount Program, which requires two jailers to complete approved training each year. Please go to for the agenda and registration information. Questions? Contact John Hamm, ACCA director of member services (334-263-7594 or



    Below 100 training for county law enforcement

    Below 100 is a national campaign to reduce the number of line-of-duty deaths for law enforcement to less than a hundred a year, a level not seen since 1944, by emphasizing safety. There are three opportunities coming up soon for this half-day training, and the first one is Friday in Cleburne County, followed by two offerings in Lawrence County on Sept. 29 and again on Oct. 2. These sessions can be used to satisfy the deputy training requirement of the Safety Incentive Discount Program for counties in the ACCA Self-Insurance Funds. More info online




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