El Centro, California - Corporal Arreola recently received the national designation of Certified Jail Officer (CJO) by the authority of the American Jail Association through the Jail Manager Certification Commission.

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 operations levels working this Nation’s 3,200-plus jails and detention facilities.  It is the only association of its kind that focuses exclusively on issues affecting today’s jail professional.  Appointed by the association’s Board of Directors, the five member commission administers the Certified Jail Manager program, in addition to the Certified Jail Officer program; sets policy; and assures the two programs reflect the changing needs of the profession.

His current assignment is the Day Reporting Center supervising/managing the Sheriff’s Community Services.  Cpl. Arreola has provided academy training and recently provided a workshop at a national conference.