PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN
Sheriff Ward's Day One Agenda focused on reassigning an additional School Resource Officer to assist the 2 officers who were sharing responsibilities between the 7 existing elementary schools. Sheriff Ward didn't stop there, after this reassignment he has continued to prioritize our children's safety by adding additional School Resource Officers through supported funding and a grant acquisition.
Sheriff Ward has delivered on this priority and as a result we now have a School Resource Officer position assigned to every school.
CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY
Sheriff Ward has dedicated a lifetime of service to Botetourt County. His involvement in the community has directly impacted and benefited the Botetourt Community.
Sheriff Ward is committed to has delivered on this priority and as a result, we now have a School Resource Officer position assigned to every school.
SHERIFF'S INMATE WORK CREW
Regardless of the circumstances an inmate may find themselves behind bars, it is in our best interest that they integrate back into society as productive members of the community. Sheriff Ward's creation of an Inmate Work Crew Program has proven to be beneficial to both the community and the inmate. Instilling the values of responsibility and a strong work ethic while saving our community thousands of dollars in tax payer money.
Through a careful screening and qualifying process, non-violent inmates are now out of the jail picking up litter, performing various maintenance tasks, and maintaining the grounds of our government facilities.
Since taking office, Sheriff Ward has utilized proceeds from those associated with criminal activity and those who would disregard saving our community thousands of dollars in tax payer money.
Those who cause the need for the service should have a stake in paying for the service.
TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM INITIATIVE
Day 1 as your Sheriff, I will assign an additional officer to a school resource position. This will assist the 2 officers currently sharing responsibilities between the 7 existing elementary schools by restructuring current staffing. This would allow us to start working toward a permanent goal of having an officer in every school, which we will accomplish through a mixture of funding from our current available resources and grants.