I, Elvis Carmel Maddox would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Sheriff of Cheatham County.
My wife Diane and I and our dog Fudge are proud to call Cheatham County home and consider ourselves blessed through all our children and grandchildren here in Tennessee as well as in Florida and Utah.
For the last nineteen years it has been my honor to be your deputy sheriff. I have worked daily for you and listened to your ideas on making our community a safer place to live. I believe I still have more to do, more to offer and more to accomplish.
Having over three decades of experience in law enforcement, my qualifications include:
*Basic Police Academy 1977
*Martin Police Department 1977-88 Sergeant and then Lead Criminal Investigator in charge of all criminal and narcotic investigations as well as the training and supervision of sixteen employees.
*University of Tennessee at Martin- majoring in sociology, psychology and police science.
*Tennessee Criminal Investigation School
* FBI Fingerprint and Latent Identification
* United States Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement
* State of Tennessee Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in Schools
* DUI Enforcement
* Domestic Violence
* Basic At Scene Crash Investigation
*Child Passenger Safety Program
During this time I have also been your county commissioner for four years which gave me the knowledge enabling me to maximize our current sheriff department resources and minimize our expenditures without adding any new taxes for our citizens.
Some of my goals will be to keep our officers well trained, updated technology, school safety and building alliances with other agencies in and outside of our county. I believe we can make positive changes and still be fiscally smart with the monies we have at our disposal.
If I am elected you can be sure you will see me throughout our county in an effort to continue to obtain your thoughts on how we can better serve and protect you. Thank you for your support and friendship. BELIEVE…CHANGE STARTS NOW.