Cody Cheatwood announces candidacy for Office of Jackson Parish Sheriff

After much prayer and consideration along with the encouragement of many citizens of Jackson Parish, I am announcing my candidacy for the Office of Sheriff in Jackson Parish. I bring almost 40 years of combined public service to the citizens of Jackson Parish. I have a strong desire to continue this service as your Sheriff.

I will be the people’s Sheriff. I will have a true open door policy and promise to be accessible to all the citizens, all the time. I pledge to work with all elected officials for the betterment of Jackson Parish.
I began my law enforcement career in October of 1983 when I was hired by Chief Mack Walker as a patrolman for the Jonesboro Police Department.

In April of 1984, I was hired by Sheriff Van Beasley as a patrol deputy for the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office. I continued my career there until retirement in December 2014 as Chief Criminal Investigator. I had the honor of working for Sheriffs Van Beasley, Richard Johnson and Andy Brown.
In January of 2015, I continued my public service when I became an investigator for Coroner Hoot Caskey. I continue to hold this position today.

After three years in the private sector, I resumed my career in law enforcement when I became the Assistant Chief of Police with the Hodge Police Department in June of 2018. I also hold this position today.

I promise to take a firm but fair position on crime. I will work with other elements of the criminal
justice system to ensure that criminal matters are handled in a timely manner. In the coming months, I look forward to visiting with as many of you as I can to discuss the future of the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office. I humbly ask for your vote this October. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at 318-533-2727,

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