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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 2/1/2010 

 Sheriff Judd Seeking Residents to Participate in Sheriff's Advisory Council 

Sheriff Grady Judd is seeking residents of Polk County, who are over the age of 18, to apply to participate in his sixth Sheriff’s Advisory Council – the current Sheriff’s Advisory Council will end their 1-year term in April 2010.  The Council will consist of 20 members who will serve voluntarily and meet quarterly with Sheriff Judd.  Participants will be required to attend an all-day orientation session and one evening meeting every quarter thereafter.  They will also be asked to complete assignments, offering first-hand observations of agency operations. 

The previous Sheriff’s Advisory Councils have served as excellent sounding boards for Sheriff Judd.  The councils have tackled issues ranging from the Sheriff’s Office budget presentation to the aftermath of the tragic murder of Deputy Sheriff Matt Williams and his K-9 partner, DiOGi.  Having spent time observing the various agency operations across the county, the members gain priceless insight into the operations of the Sheriff’s Office.  In turn, however, the agency benefits to an even greater degree as a result of their feedback and input. 

Sheriff Judd speaks positively about the role the Council has played.  “The benefits of the Council have far exceeded my expectations.  They have served as a group of individuals to whom I could speak about any topic affecting the agency and expect solid, constructive feedback.  They have taken their roles seriously, and I am appreciative of their service.” said Sheriff Judd. 

If you are interested in serving on the Sheriff’s Advisory Council, please call Caterina Green in our Human Resources Office at 863.535.1900, to request an application.  Applications must be submitted no later than March 29, 2010.  Citizens who have applied in years past and are still interested must reapply.  Specific dates of the meetings will be included in the application packet.