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Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials

Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials
Creator: Barrett, Jacquelyn H., 1950-
Inclusive Dates: 1990s-2000s
Language: English
Extent: 6 item(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/289/JHB_AV
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes five VHS videocassettes and one DVD.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Jacquelyn Harrison Barrett (Washington) was born in 1950 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She began her career as a curriculum specialist at the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, progressively rising through the ranks to eventually become the Assistant to the Executive Director developing content for executive training for Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs in Georgia. She also served as a liaison to the National Association of State Directors of Law Enforcement Training and participated in the establishment of operational standards for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Barrett went on to serve as Director of the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center where she developed a Sheriff's Elect Training Course.

In 1992, Barrett became the first African-American woman elected to the office of Sheriff in the United States. As Sheriff of Fulton County, she managed the operation of Georgia's largest Sheriff's Department and oversaw the operations of the Fulton County Jail. During her tenure the Fulton County Sheriff's Department received the Triple Crown Accreditation from CALEA. Under her leadership the Sheriff's Department opened the South Fulton Precinct, the department reserve added seventy-five volunteers to provide support to charitable organizations, the Chaplaincy Corp added fifty volunteers, and an AARP program was implemented to provide personal safety training to seniors. Barrett also participated in the Olympic Security Partnership responsible for securing the venues during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Despite Barrett's many accomplishments as Sheriff, a "reverse discrimination" suit was filed against her by 16 white deputy sheriffs in 1996. Also, her final term was overshadowed by accusations that she mishandled public funds and did not properly disclose campaign contributions. In July 2004, Governor Sonny Perdue suspended Barrett from office for the remainder of her term.

After twenty-eight years in the criminal justice profession, Barrett became Director of Programs at the Cascade United Methodist Church until 2008, when she began teaching at West Georgia College and Spelman College. Throughout her career, Barrett was very active in professional and civic organizations. She served on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Georgia Board of Public Safety, State Judicial Nominating Committee, and the Georgia Commission on Children. She was also very active in the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and was the first woman to serve as president of the organization.

Scope and Content

Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes five VHS videocassettes and one DVD.

Organization and Arrangement

Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials is arranged by format.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Though the collection is open for research, reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to reproduce material for publication. Persons wishing to reproduce materials in the Russell Library collections should consult the Director. Reproduction or quotation of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2011.


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Subject Terms

Audiovisual.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Audiovisual Materials

6 item(s)
Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes five VHS videocassettes and one DVD.
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VHS 0267JHB VHS 0001Preventing Racial Profiling, Fulton County Government Office of Information & Public/Cable, undated
Moving image.
Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0267JHB VHS 0002H.O.P.E. Center open house ceremony, tape 2 of 2, 2002 May 17
Moving image.
Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0267JHB VHS 0003News Reports, 2004 July 16
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Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0267JHB VHS 0004A Message from NOBLE's National President, Sheriff Jackie Barrett, 1997 October 22
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Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0267JHB VHS 0005"We Stand Ready" Fulton County Sheriff's Departmnet, 2000 September 25
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Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
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CD/DVD 0045JHB DVD 0001The Barrett Legacy, the Story of the Nation's First African American Female Sheriff, 2009
Moving image.
Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.