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Sheriff Asbell Earns Certified Jail Manager Designation

Sep 6, 2017

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell recently received the national designation of Certified Jail Manager (CJM) by the authority of the American Jail Association through the Jail Manager Certification Commission.

This hallmark certification is granted upon the successful completion of a rigid experiential background application and an intensive four-hour examination jointly prepared by the American Jail Association and the Jail Manager Certification Commission. Certification in jail management is a demonstration of competency and professionalism in the field. It documents the mastery of a strong level of knowledge in the specialty and demonstrates continuing education and growth.

Sheriff Asbell has been employed with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office since 1995 and has held numerous positions including: Corrections Officer, Corrections Sergeant, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Jail Superintendent and Undersheriff. Sheriff Asbell will now be seen as a distinguished individual who has reached one of the highest levels of achievement in the field of Corrections/ Jail Management. There are currently 362 Certified Jail Managers nationally and only three of those are in Illinois. Sheriff Asbell believes in professional growth and keeping up with “best practices” in all of the disciplines within the Sheriff’s Office.

The American Jail Association is a national, nonprofit, educational organization delivering professional development, personal certification, and advocacy services to correctional personnel at all ranks and operational levels working in this Nation’s 3,200-plus jail and detention facilities.

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