Law Enforcement Agencies Join for the Alabama Council on Crime and Delinquency Spring Workshop

Prattville, Ala. — The Alabama Council on Crime and Delinquency hosted a spring workshop Wednesday, April 27, at the Doster Memorial Community Center in Prattville. Staff from the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, Alabama Department of Corrections and other local law enforcement agencies attended. Officers can obtain continuing education credits for sustained Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission – or APOSTC – certification through this and similar workshops.

Kim Thurston, President of ACCD, said “training and networking with other agencies is beneficial to all criminal justice agencies.”

Special guest speakers included Alabama Office of the Attorney General Special Agent Cameron Perry, Child Trafficking Solutions Project Co-Director Teresa Collier, WellHouse CEO Carolyn Potter and WellHouse Chief Program Officer Marlie Hyde.

“It is rewarding to see a continued partnership with ABPP, ADOC, Community Corrections and local law enforcement,” said Kristi Smith, ACCD’s immediate past president who is on the executive board. “These agencies are vital in community safety. The ACCD is happy to provide training to continue to assist these officers in their role.”

Formerly known as the Alabama Probation and Parole Association, ACCD launched in 1948 as an effort to promote professionalism and quality training in the criminal justice system. ACCD hosts an annual spring and fall workshop, providing an opportunity for professionals to gain extensive knowledge about developments in the prevention and treatment of crime and delinquency. 

The fall conference is scheduled for November 14-16 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. For more information, visit www.accdonline.org. ABPP staff will be in attendance. The Bureau and ACCD thank Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie and all businesses and communities that continue to support the ACCD.

Attendees at the event.
Attendees at the event.
ACCD Executive Board Members.
From left: Vice President Jerry Starnes, Immediate Past President Kristi Smith, Secretary Roderick Chambers
ACCD President Kim Thurston.
Bureau officers setting up the event.