After much heartfelt consideration with my wife (Elizabeth), family, and friends, I want to announce my candidacy as a Republican for Sheriff of Madison County. I will serve Madison County with experience, dedication, and transparency. I am committed to a foundation of integrity, with an unwavering focus on public safety.
I began my law enforcement career 35 years ago after becoming a police officer with the Granite City Police Department. With 35 years of experience in law enforcement and as a lifelong resident of Madison County, I believe I am the best qualified and a highly skilled candidate for this elected office.
In addition to being the current Chief Deputy of Madison County, I am the Commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Lindenwood University.
In 2011, I was selected to attend the FBI National Academy, Session No. 244, at the FBI campus in Quantico, Va. One of the many valuable lessons that I learned from my FBI National Academy experience was the importance of interagency cooperation and collaboration.
It would be an honor and a privilege to lead the Madison County Sheriff’s Office into the future as your Sheriff.