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To the Citizens of Boundary County Idaho,
I am writing to support and endorse Jon VanGesen for Sheriff of Boundary County Idaho. I have worked with Jon throughout his entire career at the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), Washington State. Having personal knowledge of his character, attributes and experiences within law enforcement provides me with confidence he will serve the Citizens of Boundary County well as the elected Sheriff.
During his career at KCSO, Jon has attended several training courses, received numerous awards, and worked in a multitude of areas within the agency. The accumulation of these experiences is what has fully prepared him to face the multitude of responsibilities required and the citizen expectations of an elected Sheriff. The Office of Sheriff is a complex and demanding position, one in which Jon has well prepared himself for.
Training and experience is important for this position, and equally if not more important is one’s character and commitment to the position. Jon has not only been a law enforcement professional, he has been a leader and professional in his personal life, where he and his wife April brought foster children into their home. Alongside April, he coordinated several years in bringing foster children together as they planned, coordinated, and hosted many ‘Camp to Belong’ summer camps. His volunteer activities don’t stop there, as he has been active in the ‘Shop with a Cop’ program.
Throughout many years, Jon continued to gain a variety of experiences within the sheriff’s office. I asked him to be a part of our agencies strategic planning. It was vital that his experiences and insights were essential in developing a plan for the immediate and long-term future successes of the agency. Jon also assisted in completing fair and unbiased internal affairs investigations which required taking into consideration all aspects of union contacts, established professional standards and policies while balancing the dynamics of current police practices and expectations. His investigations produced fair and equitable outcomes for employees, the agency, and the citizens we served. I trusted him.
Considering Jon’s experiences, trainings, accomplishments, character, commitment and understanding of what it takes to be an elected Sheriff, I urge you to vote for Jon VanGesen as your next Boundary County Sheriff.
Kitsap County Sheriff, retired
Posted on 11 Feb 2024, 21:57 - Category: News