Experience: Appointed Jefferson County Sheriff, 3 months, 2014;
JeffCom 911 Board Chairman, 2016.
Professional Experience: 35 years current, local, law enforcement
experience: 28 years with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office as Patrol
Deputy, Detective, Chief Criminal Deputy, Appointed Sheriff, and Undersheriff.
Seven years as a Backcountry Ranger on the Quilcene Ranger District. School
Education: BS, The
Evergreen State College, Biology/Ecology, 1983; BA, Central Washington
University, secondary education, 1986; Washington State Law Enforcement
Academy, 1993; FBI sponsored Northwest Law Enforcement Command College; Supervisor
training; Personnel Management training; numerous law enforcement related
trainings throughout my career.
Service: East Jefferson Rotary member; Discovery Behavioral Health
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs to get back into the business of doing
law enforcement for the people. As an agency we need to provide the public with
what they pay us for: being a positive presence in the community, helping those
in need, and enforcing the laws in a compassionate manner that is compatible
with Jefferson County community standards and expectations. Performing law
enforcement in this way is the essence of authentic community policing. With me
as your Sheriff you can expect dedication
to the community; fiscal responsibility; responsible, professional decision
making; solid collaboration with other agencies; and the best use of limited
resources for maximum effect.
Endorsed by the previous five Jefferson County Sheriffs:
Lee Smith, Mel Mefford, Pete Piccini, Mike Brasfield, and Tony Hernandez.