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Polk County Sheriff

Qualifications: Candidate must be a US Citizen, a registered voter, a resident of the district for one year prior to election and 21 years of age or older. Proof of certification or eligibility by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training must be provided to filing officer no later than 61 days prior to the election; exceptions may apply.Term: 4 years Salary: Varies by CountyIn Event of Vacancy: County governing body appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular election.Duties: The County Sheriff typically provides civil, corrections, and law enforcement services for the county.

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Biographical Information

What is the greatest law enforcement threat to the residents of this County, and is it being addressed correctly?

What have you done in your law enforcement career to prepare for the office of Sheriff?

What measures would you recommend to ensure prisoners' health and safety, including those with mental health and/or addiction issues?