As sheriff of Hood County, I bring an extensive experience in Law enforcement, Fire, EMS and Emergency Services along with a high standard of morals, values, ethics and faith.
I began visiting Hood County in 1979, moving here full time in 1987. Shortly after, I began serving the county as a volunteer fireman and EMT until getting involved in law enforcement in 1998. That same year, I served as Fire Chief for Indian Harbor VFD and volunteered for the Hood County Fire Marshal. ALL those years, I remained involved in EMS and in 2003, became the first paid Fire Marshal of Hood County until the end of 2008. I am trained in many emergency services and have over 2500 hours of Law Enforcement specialized training qualifying me as a Master Peace Officer.
On January 1, 2009 I was sworn in as Sheriff of Hood County. The safety of the citizens of Hood County is of the utmost importance. During my tenure a Sheriff i have overseen a budget of approximately 10 million dollars. I have been fiscally responsible to the taxpayers of Hood County as i have obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants. I have been on many boards throughout the years and currently active with the Children's Advocacy Center, Committee on aging (Senior Center) and a member of the Emergency Preparedness Planning Council at the North Central Council of Governments.
Through the hard work of the Sheriffs Office employees and my leadership the Hood County jail has passed state inspection ever since I have been Sheriff.
I consider it a privilege to serve as Sheriff of Hood County and in unity and cooperation with all county & state emergency services, will move Hood County safely into the future.