Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem has led a delegation from the County to the National Institute of Corrections Conference in Colorado. Joining Norem on the trip is Starke County Councilman David Pearman, Sheriff Oscar Cowen, Chief Deputy Bill Dulin, and Jail Commander Greg Hewitt.
During the 32 hour training program, the participants will learn the importance of in-depth planning before starting facility design. The course focuses on the critical elements of planning a new facility including collecting and using data, pre-architectural programming, site evaluation, project management and determining staffing needs.
The conference began August 21st and will end tomorrow.