I am pleased to collaborate with our community newspaper to launch this new monthly column, which will help inform the community about current issues, as well as upcoming Sheriff’s Office events.

As the Sheriff’s Office begins this new column, I feel it will also assist in our goal of being approachable and garner public input.

I am pleased to say that we have many upcoming events, including a concealed weapons class which will be held in the jail classroom at 10 a.m. on May 5, as well as a summer day camp for local youth, scheduled for July. Look for more information on the summer camp and other events on our social media pages, as well as in local media.

This column will also serve as forum to answer general questions submitted about various Sheriff’s Office related topics. Each month, I will answer one or two questions (depending on length) that we receive from the public. Keep in mind that I will not be able to answer questions of certain natures, such as those asking for legal advice or those connected to ongoing investigations.

If you would like to submit a question for consideration, email: askthesheriff@holmescosheriff.org

I am proud to serve the citizens of Holmes County and look forward to expanding that service in a new way through this monthly column.