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    Well, this is interesting

    The ajc.com is reporting...

    Clayton deputies’ personal information, files compromised
    Sheriff’s employee suspected of copying, distributing documents
    By MEGAN MATTEUCCI

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Friday, February 13, 2009

    Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough is investigating a security breach after some deputies’ personal information was taken from internal files.

    The records include Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, employee identification numbers and an inmate’s medical information. Some internal investigation files have also turned up missing.

    Clayton County news Kimbrough said he suspects a sheriff’s department employee illegally entered the Office of Professional Standards, copied the deputies’ internal records and distributed the information. Some other documents were taken from the office. The investigation could result in criminal charges.

    “These internal files were obtained illegally,” Kimbrough said. “It’s against department policy for employees to copy internal affairs files, and it is a violation of Georgia law to compromise personal information.”

    The information, which was included in several internal investigations, was anonymously sent to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council, which certifies all law enforcement officers in the state, and to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    The new sheriff said he has since changed the locks throughout the sheriff’s complex.

    In addition to finding the records missing, Kimbrough also has discovered weapons, keys and other equipment missing since taking office on Jan. 1.

    Deputies from Henry County and other area sheriff’s departments are working with Kimbrough’s team to review all personnel files to make sure there are no other problems.

    Kimbrough did not know how long the investigation would take to complete. It comes as the new sheriff is conducting a personnel audit.

    On his first day, Kimbrough fired 14 probationary deputies. The fired employees all had criminal records, were not certified or had disciplinary problems, he said.
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    Ummmm, what if I don't like thumbs in my butt?

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    Wow.


    Cleanin' house.


    Good for him, hopefully he can make some positive changes for his department.
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    Good grief. Our personnel files require two people to remove them for anything. The professional standards are even more difficult to get to. Maybe the sheriff should invest in some decent locks and not give every employee a friggin' key to every damn door and filing cabinet in the building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt View Post
    Good grief. Our personnel files require two people to remove them for anything. The professional standards are even more difficult to get to. Maybe the sheriff should invest in some decent locks and not give every employee a friggin' key to every damn door and filing cabinet in the building.
    The previous criminal sheriff left that place in tatters. The poor new guy has had his hands full running around cleaning up the messes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    The previous criminal sheriff left that place in tatters. The poor new guy has had his hands full running around cleaning up the messes...
    Norm has posted about the old sheriff. But the first thing I would have done would have been to change locks if I was replacing someone like him. That's like changing your locks after a divorce or a bad roommate, just common sense, I think.

    But you have to trust your employer to take care of your personal information, too much is at stake with what they have in your personal files. When they don't do it, people have a right to be righteously pissed, bad previous sheriff or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt View Post
    Good grief. Our personnel files require two people to remove them for anything. The professional standards are even more difficult to get to. Maybe the sheriff should invest in some decent locks and not give every employee a friggin' key to every damn door and filing cabinet in the building.
    When Hill left, an inventory turned up a bunch of missing keys and weapons. The entire S.O. and jail has now been rekeyed. This is going to turn out very badly for Hill and whatever flunkie of his that did this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm357 View Post
    When Hill left, an inventory turned up a bunch of missing keys and weapons.
    Which, IMO is God's way of tellling you to change the locks immediately. Sorta like when your ex moves out and doesn't give you their key...... It's not like this was a normal transition from one sheriff to another.
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