Keynote speaker for the conference was NBA legend Karl “The Mailman” Malone, a Ruston resident and graduate of Louisiana Tech University. Malone effectively challenged all attendees to excellence, offering no-nonsense advice.
During the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the training event, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley was formally recognized as a Nationally Certified Corrections Executive in recognition of his long corrections career during which he served as Commissioner of Corrections for the State of Alabama, warden of various jails, expert defense witness in corrections litigation throughout the nation and instructor for various agencies including the National Institute for Jail Operations, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Utah Sheriffs’ Association, the Utah Jail Commanders’ Certification Academy, the Alabama Sheriffs’ Association and other law enforcement and corrections agencies.
Haley instructed at the New Orleans training conference along with local attorneys Chuck Hughes and Ryan Davis of the Talley, Anthony, Hughes law firm in Mandeville. In addition, Haley will serve as an instructor at the upcoming Utah Sheriffs’ Association Training Conference in St. George, Utah.