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Announcement of Citizens Firearm Safety Course

On behalf of Sheriff Ezell Brown and the Newton County Sheriff's Office Training Unit, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in your interest in the Citizens' Firearm Safety Course. The class will consist of information on laws governing use of deadly force, firearm safety at and away from the firing range, nomenclature of the basic revolver and semi-automatic pistols, and a chance to complete a course of fire at the Newton County Sheriff's Office Firing Range.

The Citizens' Firearm Safety Course will consist of eight (8) hour block of instruction and demonstration on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

The class will be conducted at the Newton County law Enforcement Training Center located at 15151 Alcovy-Jersey Road, Covington, Georgia from 8:00AM till 11:30AM. At 12:30PM, after lunch, we will meet at the Sheriff's Office Range located at 272 Lower River Road, Covington, Georgia for live fire exercises.

Applications can be obtained and returned to the Newton County Sheriff's Office from now until November 3, 2014. Participants must be at least 21 years of age, consent to and pass a criminal background check, and produce a valid Georgia Driver's License. Participants must supply their own firearm and ammunition. Your firearm and ammunition must be in good and serviceable condition. Also, the firearm must be at least be a .380 caliber.


If you are selected, you will be notified by mail, but we prefer to notify you by e-mail, if you supply an e-mail address on the application. If you do not receive a notification, you may contact us to check the status of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Paul Gunter, Agency Training Coordinator, at (678) 625-1444 or Sgt. Randy Downs, Range Master at (678) 625-1404.

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