SIDP Training for Jail Staff | ACCA Hot 5

  • Published: March 7, 2016
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    BONUS: Look for Hot 5′s Hot Tip on the DRIVE Alabama campaign

    1. Correctional Officers Use AJTA To Meet SIDP Requirements

    In October 2015, the Alabama Jail Training Academy (AJTA) was selected as this year’s required training for law enforcement officers in counties participating in the 2015-16 Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP). While the AJTA is a four-course program providing basic training and instruction for jailers in conjunction with the Alabama Sheriffs Association, the SIDP requires that a minimum of two jailers attend a minimum of three of the courses before October 1, 2016.

    So, to qualify for the incentive, this means a real investment in training for two particular jailers, because each of them will have completed three separate courses. There are now only three AJTA courses left in the 2016 fiscal year, so counties need to register for this required training as quickly as possible. For more information contact Marcia Collier in the ACCA office.

    April 20 – 21 |  Searches & Use of Force

    July 13 – 14 | Corrections Law

    September 7 – 8 | Officer Responsibilities and Offender Supervision

    2.  Attn: EMA, 911, Administrators, Engineers, Revenue Officers & License Inspectors

    Specialized Bill Tracking for Affiliate Groups 

    ACCA’s Legislative Tracking System is designed to be an efficient and user-friendly way for county officials and employees around the state to monitor bills throughout the session. The Tracking Charts are set up to make it especially convenient to zero in on a particular type of bills. This includes bills of interest to ACCA affiliate groups:






    The Association’s system is updated every Friday, so use the link below and then scroll to the bottom of the page to find buttons for the specialized tracking charts. Click here


    3. ALEA Homeland Security Meetings Start Next Week

    This month and next month the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has scheduled seven division meetings for county homeland security points of contact. The two-hour meetings will cover FY 2014-16 homeland security grants along with program updates in several areas. The series begins in Division D with a March 15 meeting in Elmore County. Please see this ALEA memo for additional details.

    ALEA Memo 

    4. NACo Annual Conference Registration Opens

    This year’s National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference will be held in Long Beach, California, July 22-25. Registration and hotel reservations can now be made online at The Early Bird Registration deadline is June 10. ACCA staff recommends Alabama Delegates to select the Hyatt Regency Long Beach as the first choice, and the Renaissance Long Beach as the second choice of hotels. And, be sure to book your hotel reservations early. More information about ACCA events during this conference will be sent as the conference nears.


    5. Upcoming Webinars 

    Webinars for affiliate groups are continuing throughout the legislative session to strengthen communication within the Association. The agendas will typically include a combination of legislative issues as well as other timely concerns. Please mark your calendars!

    REGISTER TODAY! Association of County Engineers of Alabama | Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m.

    REGISTER TODAY! County Revenue Officers Association of Alabama | Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m.

    Association of County Administrators of Alabama | Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. (Registration link coming soon)

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    Hot 5′s Hot Tip: DRIVE Alabama on Facebook


    Special thanks to everyone who is helping “67 counties, One voice” and DRIVE Alabama to be heard on Facebook! Your efforts are appreciated!

    DRIVE Alabama needs about 80 more page likes to hit 2,000, which would be a terrific goal for this week. Will you help?

    Here’s all you need to do:

    • Go to 
    • Look on the left side of the screen for a box that says how many people like the page. (1,921 at last count)
    • Immediately below that is a link that says “Invite Friends to Like This Page” 
    • When you click it, a list of your Facebook friends will pop up on the screen with an “INVITE” button my each name. Just click the “INVITE” button for each of your friends who you believe is interested in a long-range, sustainable plan for Alabama’s infrastructure.

    If 10 people get 8 friends to “LIKE” the DRIVE Alabama Facebook page, the campaign can hit a big milestone of 2,000 LIKES!

    #DriveAlabama | For the Future of Alabama #67counties1voice