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I am writing this letter to support Tom Carter for sheriff. Tom has demonstrated that he has the qualifications necessary to manage the sheriff's office and has kept departmental spending at or under the department's $7 million annual budget. Because of his support for the Public Employee's Retirement System, Tom has been able to keep trained employees by offering competitive retirement packages. Tom provides school resource officers in schools on a county-wide basis and he has deputized all city police officers throughout Twin Falls County to eliminate jurisdictional problems between the city and county boundaries.

Looking forward to the future, Sheriff Carter will continue to implement new programs while maintaining his support of: self-defense classes for women taught by professional instructors to promote safety and self-confidence; senior citizen education to better protect them from becoming victims of scams, fraud and abuse; and the drone program, which provides support to search and rescue operations, can be used at crime scenes to ensure safety of first-responders and citizens and help locate illegal marijuana fields.

Tom is the only candidate with proven experience in managing people, a budget, a county jail and in creating and maintaining positive relationships with surrounding law enforcement agencies. Tom holds an executive-level certification, which is the highest law enforcement certification available in Idaho. He has instructed at the Peace Officers Standard Training Academy, and taught law enforcement classes at the College of Southern Idaho. In short, Tom has done an excellent job in a very demanding environment. The choice is clear, vote Tom Carter for sheriff.

Richard B. Stivers

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