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Sheriff Susan Hutson announces departure of part-time head of training division; 4 unit managers

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Sheriff Susan Hutson announces departure of part-time head of training division; 4 unit managers

NEW ORLEANS – September 7, 2022 - Sheriff Susan Hutson today announced that Major Robert Donnelly is stepping down as director of the OPSO Training Division, a post he held on a part-time basis for the past two years. Major Donnelly has a combined total of 36 years of service at the Sheriff's Office.

No replacement for Major Donnelly has been named, but Sheriff Huston said she is seeking a full-time director for the training division.

In addition to Major Donnelly, Sheriff Hutson is terminating employment for four unit managers for cause. Two of the unit managers, Capt. Jerry Martin and Capt. Mark Jones, worked at the Orleans Justice Center. A third unit manager, Capt. Cathy Taylor, work at the Temporary Mental Health Unit, and a fourth unit manager; Capt. Danny Henry, was assigned to the Intake and Processing Center.

Sheriff Hutson said, "We are making a strategic realignment of certain positions to ensure that we have well-trained correctional officers who also have an opportunity to advance their careers here at the Sheriff's Office."


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