The Office of The Sheriff for Livingston County holds direct and final responsibility for the safety of some 65,000 residents on a reactive and proactive basis.
It is imperative for one to have vast and varied Law Enforcement experience to accomplish this. One does not gain this experience instantly, over night, nor over the period of a few years.
Crime, serious incidents, accidents, natural disasters, traffic problems, civil and jail issues do not/will not wait for The Sheriff of Livingston County to figure out what to do.
These situations happen with or without experience but experience is needed to take care of them expeditiously. If the resolution of these points does not take place within a reasonable period of time or lack of experience leads to indecision then safety is threatened.
The citizens of Livingston County cannot sit back and hear their Sheriff say, “Hold on, give me time to figure it out.”
Undersheriff James Szczesniak is at and has been at that point of true experience for a long time. He does not need to be trained, educated, coached or held by the hand after he takes the Oath of The Office of Sheriff. He has the wisdom to get the job done.
I have been with The Law Enforcement Community for nearly 40 years serving in local, county and international Police venues. Jim and I have worked together in many different capacities for well over 25 years. I have seen him successfully rise through the ranks utilizing his professionalism, knowledge, and strong sense of Law Enforcement needs.
Jim’s dedication to public safety, his integrity, and experience make him the only choice for the next Sheriff of Livingston County.
Public Safety is not supported by fanfare and show.
Retired Major Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, Criminal Investigation Division
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