Jail commander earns National Jail Manager Certification
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Major David Rogers recently received the national designation of Certified Jail Manager (CJM) by the authority of the American Jail Association through the Jail Manager Certification Commission. Major Rogers is the only Jail Commander in the State of Indiana currently with this national designation.
This hallmark certification is granted upon the successful completion of a rigid experimental background application and an intensive four-hour examination jointly prepared by the American Jail Association and the Jail Manger 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.
Major Rogers has been employed with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office since February of 2000 and has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He has held numerous positions including: Jail Officer, Transport Office, Instructor, Sergeant, and Jail & Court Security Commander. He also serves as a team member for the Mental Health Diversion Court, the Judicial Evidence Based Practice Committee, and serves as a volunteer advisory board member for the United Way of Central Indiana. In 2014 Major Rogers assisted the Indiana Sheriff’s Association develop an Advanced Jail Officer Academy, this Academy addresses liability issues, policy development and advanced leadership topics.
Major Rogers holds numerous Certifications including: State Law Enforcement Instructor, National Sheriff’s Association Executive Level Management, U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Correction Management, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Jail Officer Course, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Academy Graduate.
The American Jail Association is a national, non-profit, educational organization delivering development, personal certification, and advocacy services to correctional personnel at all ranks and operational levels working in this Nation’s 3200 plus jails and detention facilities. It is the only association of its kind that focuses exclusively on issues affecting today’s jail professional. Appointed by the association’s Board of Directors, the fiver member commission administers the Certified Jail Officer Program, in addition to the Certified Jail Manager program; sets policy; and assures the two programs reflect the changing needs of the profession.