BIOGRAPHY/Other Career Highlights: Latent print examiner and court certified latent print expert. Certified Police Instructor. Success in solving cold case homicides. Detective for the Center Police Department past 7 years.
East Texas Peace Officers Association's East Texas Award 2009-2010
What qualifies you for this office?
I have been a certified Peace Officer since 1996. In my law enforcement career, I have worked as a patrolman, Patrol Sgt, and Detective. I have thousands of hours of in-service training and have been a first line supervisor for the past 7 years.
What are your plans if elected (re-elected)?
First and foremost, Deputies in Shelby County receive very little training; I would like to change that. I would aggressively pursue grants and other funding to have our Deputies trained properly to become a more proficient, professional department. In this modern age, crime and crime detecting has become increasingly technologically relative. Our Deputies need to be better trained to meet the high demands of crime fighting and public SERVICE.
The Sheriff's Department has a budget of nearly 2 million dollars and in reviewing this budget; I found it to be very wasteful. For example, the Sheriff's Department is leasing pagers every year even though they are not in use. There is money budgeted for a phone line in Joaquin that is not even manned. This Joaquin phone is forwarded to the Sheriff's office! There is thousands of dollars that is wasted that should be cut, or utilized for more legitimate law enforcement purposes.
I will continue to be aggressive in the war on drugs but, I feel that ALL criminal investigations are important. Too many citizens are victimized every year by property crimes and crimes against people. These cases have not gotten the attention they deserve! I want to change that.
I have many changes and plans that I will instate and will gladly speak with anyone who has any questions or would like to learn more. Please feel free to contact me at 936-572-0971 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Sheriff Woody Wallace says the damage happened Friday night after 6pm and continued untilMore >>
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:19:02 GMT
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:25:02 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>