Less Politics and More Service,
The People's Choice.
God, Family, and Community.
Proven Leadership That You Can Trust.
As your candidate for Sheriff of Randolph County, I have 30 years experience in law enforcement. I will actively work in the community and continue to help all citizens of Randolph County. I will encourage my staff and members to become actively involved in our community. I will organize community events throughout the county so that our citizens can get to know our department and help build trust within the community for the Sheriff's Office and its members. I will have an open door policy for anyone who has a problem or just wants to talk. My pledge to you is that the Randolph County Sheriff's Office will be there for all citizens of this county equally.
Efficiency Among Departmental Divisions
The staffing of patrol deputies and investigations personnel is an absolute priority. I would add officers to improve the response times and cross train officers to work in other areas to cut down on cost. I would discontinue special units that are not producing results that are expected. All personnel will be placed in divisions where they are best suited to serve the citizens of this county. I will work with senior officers for ideas to facilitate progress within the department and review each area or division for efficiency. I plan to support the drug Interdiction team which will disrupt drug trafficking in our county. Doing this will save the tax payer money and also take illegal drugs out of the direct pathway of our younger generation. We will use the money seized to buy necessary equipment for the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Advisory Board
I will talk to each Mayor or their council to establish a citizen’s advisory board to discuss issues concerning the Sheriff's Office. I will meet with citizens from all areas of the county to discuss issues with the Sheriff's Office. The smallest entity in this county will have as much voice regarding issues as the largest.
I will actively serve everyone in this county regardless of economic status, political preference, religious practice, race, or ethnic origin. Every citizen in this county will be treated with respect. I will not tolerate laziness or dereliction of duty. I can promise you that no member of this department or myself will cut corners in order to complete an investigation or assignment. I have always strived for perfection in what ever I do and I will not expect any less from my members. I pledge to you that no member or myself will say these two phrases, "I can’t help you" or "There’s nothing we can do."
Stance on Crime
Randolph County is approximately 805 square miles in size with a population of approximately 145,000 people. We have many towns and cities in our county and have six counties adjoining our county. I will consistently communicate with these other entities to be more proactive in law enforcement. I pledge to you that my department will work with all the other departments to establish a rapport, which will help decrease crime in Randolph County.
Criminals are becoming smarter each and everyday. We must stay in step with new methods and updated techniques to combat criminal activity. Failing to increase in technology and equipment is a formula for disaster. I will look for modern solutions for the opiate or heroin problem we face daily. The drug problem needs to be addressed before more people die. This is a growing epidemic that does not discriminate against economic or social status. Additionally, I will work with the judges and district attorneys to determine a solution to our over crowed jail and other issues that arise.
Employee Development and Training
I will ensure that all deputies are adequately trained on a regular basis. I ensure they have the necessary equipment to enable safety and productivity. I plan to establish a merit based promotional system that staff members can use to advance their position within the department. There will be no political promotions within the department. Each member who is promoted will be on his or her ability and merit only to eliminate morale issues.
I will search for solutions to reduce recidivism among the jail population. I have talked to other sheriffs in our regarding ways to decrease this problem. I will like to establish a mentor group that will work with selected inmates prior to their release. This group would be there for support and to assist with a smooth transition back into society. I believe this will help alleviate some of the over crowding issues in our jail. I would also like to adopt an inmate work program for inmates with non-violent convictions. There is no reason why inmates should not work along our highways and other areas of the county. I believe hard work builds self esteem and character.
"An elected official who is more concerned with keeping their job, than doing their job should be out of a job.” – Carl Pittman