EL CENTRO – Imperial County Sheriff Raymond Loera is proud to announce that Chief Deputy of Corrections Jamie Clayton was named National President of the American Jail Association (AJA) at its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas in April.
The American Jail Association is a national, nonprofit organization that supports the professionals who operate Americaâ€™s 3,300 jails.
It is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities. AJA represents over 4,000 members.
The AJA has dedicated part of its mission to professionalizing corrections with certification programs, an annual conference, tailored training, and leadership academies.
Jamie Clayton started her career in 1985 with San Joaquin County Sheriffâ€™s Office, working her way up from Records Clerk all the way to Correctional Lieutenant. In 2010, she was hired by the Imperial County Sheriffâ€™s Office as Correctional Captain, and promoted to Chief Deputy of Corrections in 2013.
In October of 2011 Imperial County was awarded $33 million in AB900 funding to build a new correctional facility.
Chief Clayton has her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Administration of Justice, she is a Certified Jail manager with the AJA, a graduate of POSTâ€™s Command College #49 and the National Jail Leadership Command Academy Class #1.
She is also currently working as adjunct faculty for Imperial Valley College and Humphreys College, teaching criminal justice courses.