LONDON, KY. - Recently when the ballots were received at county jails across the state there was a familiar name on the list of nominations. Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley was among the ten Jailers nominated by their peers to receive the yearly award.
“I can’t tell you how surprised I was to open the ballot sheet to find my name among those nominated, it is a huge honor just to be considered for the award”, said Jailer Mosley. In order to be nominated a current jailer from another county must submit a letter of nomination to the awards committee detailing why the nominee should be considered. “I don’t have any idea who submitted my name, but the fact that one of my counterparts felt as if I should be considered is very rewarding”.
Mosley who is the current chairman of the Kentucky Jailers Association training committee recently designed the training curriculum and participated as an instructor for the forty plus new incoming jailers who took office in January. “Since the week long training session in December we have had new Jailers from across the state visit our facility, we have assisted in training many of their staff members by allowing them to work alongside our officers”. “I am very proud of our staff and the effort they have put into this agency being recognized as one of the best in the business, for so many jailers to come here and utilize us as a resource to improve their agency is a testament to the efforts of this team”, said Jailer Mosley. The Jailer of the year award will be presented during the KJA summer conference in June.