For the past 19 years, I have had the honor and privilege to serve you as Sheriff of Jackson Parish. Today, I would like to formally announce my candidacy for re-election. During my entire career, I have maintained a high standard of integrity and honesty, which I believe is essential to maintain this position.
Of the multiple issues facing law enforcement today, maintaining public trust is necessary, this has and will be my main objective as your Sheriff. It is important to continually promote elevated expectations and a clear mission for the Sheriff’s Office. Courage, compassion, teamwork, trustworthiness, selfless service, and equal justice define fundamental values that are the cornerstones of law enforcement.
Our deputies are in a position of public trust and great responsibility. They have received the best training available to provide the highest quality service to Jackson Parish. I expect a high quality of character and integrity from the deputies that serve you, and that begins with me.By continuing this training and promoting these values on a consistent basis, we will ensure our standard of quality service and obtain results of the highest caliber.
The past few years have been challenging, especially during the pandemic. The onset of Covid-19 changed the approach to every element of law enforcement. In addition, the declining economy has affected our office, but we adapted to those changes and were able to move forward. I commend my staff and their families for their dedication, sacrifices and perseverance during these challenging times.
My goal remains the same as when I was first elected, which was to make the Sheriff’s Office a professional, trustworthy, and reliable law enforcement organization. I think we have fulfilled that goal and made more accomplishments over these 19 years.
I have built bridges in community relations and will continue to do the same.
I am aware of the challenges and complexities in law enforcement and our parish. I will do all I can to protect and preserve our quality of life in Jackson Parish.
I will continue to do all I can to protect our children and schools.
I will continue to focus on reducing crime particularly, illegal drugs.
I will continue to protect our senior citizens.
I will continue to create new jobs in our Parish.
I will continue to do my absolute best.
The position of Sheriff is a difficult job at times and a tremendous responsibility, one that I take very seriously. It is a position of public trust and to serve is an honor and privilege. The lack of public trust tears down law enforcement and harms the community.
An effective Sheriff must be trustworthy, possess the desire and ability to recognize deficiencies, and make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions. One must consider the second and third order effects of organizational decisions and how they impact the desired outcome. If you do not possess these abilities, then your decisions often are not fair, impartial, or best suited for the organization.
I am a Christian man who stumbles daily, but one who strongly believes in Godly principles and values. I have tried my best to lead the Sheriff’s Office in a way that pleases God.
I pray for his wisdom and guidance daily. He has truly blessed me with the necessary knowledge and overall experience during the last 19 years to fulfill my obligations to the people of this great parish. I believe that I have earned public trust and will continue to embrace this trust as your Sheriff. I will continue working toward goals and creating opportunities that will have positive impacts on our community.
Thank you for allowing me to be your Sheriff. I humbly ask for your vote and support in the upcoming election.
May God bless, your family, and this great Parish!