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Monroe County Sheriff

4 year term.

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    Kurt Cummings
    (Dem)

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    Ken Morris
    (Rep)

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Campaign Phone (570) 580-8177
Campaign email Facebook.com/Cummingsforsheriff
Education Samuel J Tilden High School, Brooklyn,NY Act 235 certified. Peace Officer Act 3704. Numerous Certifications in the field of Security.
Current Occupation Chief of the Public Safety Department of A Pocono Country Place.
Qualifications for Office I currently hold the position as Chief of the Public Safety Department of A Pocono Country Place and I've done so for the past 6 years. A seated Police Commissioner and Treasurer for the Pocono Mt. Regional Police Department for the past two years. I have over 11 years of managerial skills, 15 plus years of law enforcement and security experience. A sworn peace officer in Monroe County, Act 3704. Also a former N.Y.P.D Police Communications Technician for 2 yrs. Former head of the Public Safety Department of Fernwood Resort in Bushkill, Pa. In my current position as Chief I operate a department that is ran 24 hrs a day. Some of my responsibilities include but are not limited to, maintain a budget of 1.3 million dollars, five Quick Response Units (QRS) which are Basis Life Support ambulances certified by the department of health in Pennsylvania. Management of a staff of over 40 employees, some of which includes, 19 officers, 9 gate guards, 8 dispatchers, rules & regulations officers and a building and architect coordinator. I've worked with the board of directors, community manager, staff, magisterial district judges, pastors and residents to help reduce crime and increase the quality of living in A.P.C.P and surrounding communities. Community events are important. It gives the opportunity to know those that we are protecting and serving. For the past six years I've hosted numerous events for the community and the public, some of which include, blood drives, veterans day breakfast, mobile mammogram and our annual National Night Out. In attendance is normally over 500 residences, with 30-40 neighborhood agencies on hand to offer services and advise. Becoming the Sheriff of Monroe County would be somewhat of a lateral move for me in comparison to what I currently do as the chief of A.P.C.P. The budget, the staffing, scheduling, responsibilities and community events are relatively the same. I have the experience, knowledge and training to the move the Sheriff department forward. I am asking and thanking you in advance for your vote on November 5,2019. Cummings for Sheriff.
Training, training and more training, this will give me the ability to see the strengths and the weaknesses of the office, we can then make the necessary changes to better the staff and the county. I believe that the Sheriff department is currently under underutilized in various aspects and changes are required.
Campaign Phone (570) 234-6535
Campaign email Kenmorrisforsheriff@gmail.com
Education High school diploma (2002, Pocono Mt). United States Marine Corps.(2002-2008, Corporal and Sergeant's leadership course). Allentown Police Academy(2009, over 800 certification hours). Act 2 Sheriff's certification (2011). Taser instructor, Pepper Spray instructor. NIK test certified. (Drug identification). 9 years of mandatory law updates required to keep Sheriff's certification. Defensive tactics certification.
Current Occupation Law enforcement. Sergeant with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Qualifications for Office United States Marine Corps (2002-2008). Allentown Police Academy Act 120 certification. (2009, over 800 training hours). Act 2 Sheriff's certification (required to become a Deputy Sheriff/Sheriff in Pa, 2011). Taser and Pepper Spray instructor for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. I was hired by Sheriff Todd Martin in 2011 as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2016 Sheriff Martin promoted me to Corporal/Field Training Officer. In 2018 Sheriff Martin promoted me to Sergeant. As Sergeant my duties and responsibilities are an essential part of the day to day functioning of the Sheriff's Office and the courthouse.
I believe the residents of Monroe County deserve a Sheriff and a Sheriff’s Office that works for the people 24/7. Monroe County deserves a Sheriff that responds to calls for service with professionalism and compassion, but is also not afraid to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth. Although the Office of Sheriff is an elected position and becomes politicized every 4 years, your vote should not be about party or politics. It should be about the most QUALIFIED person for the job! I will be in full uniform and out in the county performing the duties with the uniformed deputies. Whether it’s, courthouse security, criminal warrants, educating our youth about drugs or any other of our duties, I believe that to lead the deputies, you must be out in the community with them. I am the only certified candidate that can start performing these duties the first day I’m sworn in. I am committed to continue the mission and traditions of Sheriff Martin, and those that served before him.