Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum recently received the national designation of Certified Jail Manager (CJM) by the authority of the American Jail Association through the Jail Manager Certification Commission.
This hallmark certification is granted upon the successful completion of a rigid experiential background application and an intensive four-hour examination jointly prepared by the American Jail Association and the Jail Manager Certification Commission. Certification in jail management is a demonstration of competency and professionalism in the field. It documents the mastery of a strong level of knowledge in the specialty and demonstrates continuing education and growth
Sheriff Shrum was elected in 2014, and has 27 years of service in law enforcement. Under his administration, the Grundy County Jail was certified for the first time in 25 years. The facility has also been recognized across the state for their work in recovery, rehabilitation, and inmate education.
“I am deeply appreciative of the hard work of our staff. Jail operation and management is a complex task that I was able to learn through the help of my Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy, and correctional officers.” commented Sheriff Shrum.
The American Jail Association is a national, nonprofit, educational organization delivering professional development, personal certification, and advocacy services to correctional personnel at all ranks and operational levels working in the Nation’s 3,200 – plus jail and detention facilities. It is the only association of its kind that focusses exclusively on issues affection today’s jail professional. Appointed by the association’s Board of Directors, the five-member commission administers the Certified Jail officer Programs, in addition to the Certified Jail Manager program; sets policy; and assures the two programs reflect the changing needs of the profession.