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    Hobson McKown (Write-In)

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    Bryan Sampsel

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If elected, what will be your three top priorities, and how will you address them?

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Date of Birth 1985
Education Centre County School of Hard Knocks, Aug 2016-Aug 2017. Grassroots Centre County and Pennsylvania litigation and legal planning, 2008-To Date. Magisterial District Judge certification training course, Nov-Dec 2009. Computer Programming and Applications, Associate in Specialized Business, 4.0 GPA, Bradford School, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2005. Constitutional Law, Warren Area High School, 2004.
Qualifications Decade-long engagement with law, governance, courthouse and courtrooms, within and within Centre County, including with Sheriff's officers around the state. Have never been an officer in someone's home without either warrant or consent. Lifelong citizen of Pennsylvania, born and raised in Warren County, and a Ferguson Township resident of over a decade. Insider familiarity with Centre county jail practices and administration. Have litigated constitutionality and construction of Sheriff-related responsibilities in advocacy for the people, acknowledging delicate balance of Sheriff's dual role as kingsman and community advocate.
I am your next Sheriff of Centre County, Hobson McKown. As a citizen seeking to give his personal service to the commonweal via obtaining commission of Sheriff, I will be seeking reforms judicial, municipal, and penal. As a counter-balance to the courts, I will require writs and warrants conforming strictly to law and rule, so that I may return the same for the sake of the public. As chief law enforcement officer, I will issue education to state, regional, and local law enforcement officers, I will supersede as law allows in cases of maladministration, and I will seek arrest of those public criminals who do not take well to training, instruction, and reading law. As a member of a board of county gaolers, I will seek to conform commitment and release protocols in a manner greatly reducing false imprisonment rates. As Sheriff, I will operate no unlawful warrantless, suspicionless checkpoints.
Date of Birth June 30, 1970
Education 2 plus years at Pennsylvania State University Criminal Justice Field, Alfred University Short Coarse , PCCD Act 2 Deputy Sheriff Academy
Qualifications Deputy Sheriff Academy, Firearms Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Diversity Training, Stewards of Children Training, Bomb Threat Management Training, Post Blast Investigator School, Surveillance and Detection Course, Tactics for Facing Active Shooter, Management of Aggressive Behavior for Public Safety Officers and several update trainings for the last 16 plus years. Served 6 years as 11B/11H with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard
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If re-elected, the first priority is to continue to build on what we have accomplished the first 3 plus years. We have introduced a Senior "Check In" program, Mobile computers in the vehicles to make the Deputies work more streamline, started carrying AED's, Medical Bags, Naloxone in vehicles and introduced TASERS to the Deputies too provide a less lethal force option. We also sponsor 2 Medicine Drop Boxes and participate in National Drug Take Back Day. I would like to continue to provide our high level of service to the Citizens of Centre County, continue with current programs and look into new community initiatives.

The second priority is too continue to send the Deputies to CIT or Crisis Intervention Training. We currently have a little over a third of the Deputies trained. With the increase in mental health issues, I believe this is very important aspect of our job.

The third priority is to look into grants or funding for Body Cams or In-Car Cameras. I believe that this would help bring clarification with any incident that would occur.

I would like to keep moving the Centre County Sheriff's Office forward and provide as much to the Citizens of Centre County as possible. We currently participate in several community events and enjoy engaging the community. With over 16 years of service with the Centre County Sheriff's Office, I would appreciate your vote for Bryan L. Sampsel on May 21st and in November so I can continue to work hard and serve you.