Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department

Nominated by a shift supervisor K-9 handler in Chatham, Louisiana, the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department was selected as a Freedom Award recipient for its outstanding support which includes providing National Guard and Reserve employees differential pay between their military pay and the Sheriff’s Department salary and continuing employee and enrolled family members’ medical and life insurance benefits during deployments. Acknowledging the sacrifices of service members and their families, Sheriff Andy Brown, head of the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department, participates in promotion and awards recognition ceremonies and numerous public events that honor the military service of his employees. Additionally, Sheriff Brown communicates weekly with deployed deputies and encourages other personnel to do the same. Previously, the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department has received the ESGR Pro Patria Award for their support for National Guard and Reserve employees.