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The current candidates, to include myself, speak of the need for experience as an important factor in choosing the next Sheriff of St. Francois County. Law enforcement and supervisory experience is something all of us have in common, but I’m the only candidate who has experience as a leader of a law enforcement agency.
As the Chief of Police of the city of Ste. Genevieve, I have gained experience in important aspects of leading a law enforcement agency. I have spent the last 15 years formulating and managing the budget for the Ste. Genevieve police department and ensuring that I am a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars. I continually review the budget to ensure that I am within budget guidelines and eliminate wasteful spending. I research state and federal law enforcement grants annually to assist in subsidizing the police department’s budget and through these efforts, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded to the department.
Police departments must have legally sound policies and procedures that define department duties, functions, and the conduct of their employees. As Chief of Police, I have developed such policies and procedures for the Ste. Genevieve Police Department that are contained in a manual which is updated annually to ensure compliance with state and federal law.
As an administrator and department head, I have overseen the construction and updating of our current police department and ensured that all maintenance of the building is kept up to date. My responsibilities include the purchasing and upfitting of patrol cars as needed and seeing the vehicles are well maintained mechanically and cosmetically.
My abilities have proven that I am a competent, confident, and capable leader with the ability to be the next Sheriff of St. Francois County.
St. Francois county is a first-class county and is growing exponentially, I want to be the NEXT SHERIFF to lead the sheriff’s department into the future.

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