CORDELE, GA (WALB) - For the first time in the Georgia Jail Association history, their annual conference was held in Crisp County.
Wednesday was the award banquet and the end of the five-day conference.
Throughout the week, officers have attended various training sessions on how they can more effectively do their job as correctional officers.
Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock was the keynote speaker.
Hancock said that meeting officers from around the state and learning their practices will benefit jails in South Georgia.
"Our jails are one of our most important job facets that Sheriff's have. That's one of our constitutional duties is to provide safekeeping of inmates," said Hancock.
Hancock hopes the conference will return to South Georgia in the coming years