(Council Bluffs) The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s race hasn’t been contested for the past sixteen years. That streak is about to end.
John Hitchcock, who has spent 22-years in law enforcement, will be challenging Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker in the June 5th Republican Primary. Sheriff Danker has held that position for the past 20-years.
Hitchcock says, if elected he plans to bring a new leadership style and training to the Sheriff’s Office.
“I want to bring a proactive enforcement effort to Pottawattamie County by being a uniform sheriff,” stated Hitchcock. “I think the county needs to see the Sheriff in uniform again and bring that back into the office, by becoming active with the deputies and those working in the communication center.”
Hitchcock says today’s economic condition has led to a “Do More with Less” model which will utilize in his collaboration with citizens, to maximize resources available through federal, state and local organizations.
“For the past 22-years as an Iowa State Trooper, our budget has been continually cut and we have been asked to do more with less,” said Hitchcock. “I want to work together and share resources and information, so we can make the county a safer place to live, work and enjoy.”
Hitchcock says another goal is deterring burglaries and thefts by means of proactive community enforcement, aggressively investigating crimes that occur, completing necessary follow-up investigation with cases which will lead to successful conviction of the offender and promoting citizen involvement in the community. Hitchcock’s plan includes cost-effective training to employees in all divisions of the sheriff’s office.
For more information you can visit www.hitchcockforsheriff.org.
April 9, 2012
9:00 a.m. newscast