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Monroe County Sheriff

4 year term.

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    Ken Morris
    (Rep)

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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.